Sunday, June 20, 2010

Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2010

Hey boys and girls and boy-girls and hipsters and artistes and guys who like to see a lot of paint covered breasts and Burners who somehow got stuck on the east coast for a weekend and every photographer in the tri-state area and ladies and gentleman of all ages! It's the Coney Island Mermaid Parade! YAYYYYYYY!!!! (imagine Kermit the Frog running around flailing his arms about here).

Belle of the Ball

I do not know this vision of fabulousness's name but I imagine it is something like Senorita Lolita Velveeta Fantastico-Majestico de la Ciudad de la Alphabeta. And the dog's name is even longer.

And here she is at a more contemplative moment.

Personally, I always find that when it comes to accessories, less is more.

The theme of this year's festivities Oil Spill! which provided the artistes with an opportunity to feel socially conscious and less creative types an opportunity to throw together a costume with some rags and a bottle of Hershey's syrup.

This marcher highlights the issue of the massive Hershey's syrup spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

There were some fantastic costumes...

Kentucky Fried Mermaid

What smells like hobo urine?

And breakdancing...

I think my shot was a more flattering angle.

And boobies of all kinds...

So guys are smoking Virginia Slims now? When did that happen?

"A U-Haul!"

And hipster parents humiliating their children...

The curse of hipster parents

And annoying jerks getting in your way so you can't get a decent shot of Lou Reed..

Holy Fucking Christ get the fuck out of the way so I can get a fucking shot of the fucking celebrities you big fucking doofus

And an elephant! And drag queens on stilts! And giant papier-mache phalluses! And an Elvis impersonator in assless chaps! And Brooklyn dudes in their classic cars! Well, I don't have to tell you that I was so over-stimulated I couldn't finish my dinner and ran around in circles 'til way past my bedtime.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Fabulous ladies on the Lower East Side

LES, May 2010

Quite the anti-theft device.

LES, May 2010


Chinatown May 2010

Sunday, June 6, 2010

See! Here's more already.

motorcycle couple

chinese restaurant detail

Mott St.

Mott St, June 5, 2010

Took about a thousand pictures in Chinatown yesterday...

Here are a few. Believe me, there will be more to come.

Mott St.

Mott St.

Mott St.

Mott St, June 6, 2010

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

More fleet week!

Merisch and Octavia




Taken 5/29/10, On the USS Iwo Jima at Pier 88

Saturday, May 29, 2010

It's Fleet Week!

Sorry for my lack of posts in the last month and a half, real life prevented me from running around and taking pictures. I don't imagine anyone was particularly bereft.

Anyway, sailors!





More to come...

Thursday, March 25, 2010

... and some of the gents.

Manhattan, West 25th, East 58th and points in between, 3/23/10

All taken from the car. Someone else was driving this time.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

If I was a man this would be so much skeevier...

But I am a nice middle aged lady (a mom, even) so my intentions are completely pure.

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The lovely ladies of 25th street, taken while sitting in the car for a half hour watching out for traffic wardens, yesterday, 03/23/10.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Friday, March 19, 2010

Embellishing the city.

Enid Haupt Conservatory

Enid Haupt Conservatory, NYBG, June 2007

East Harlem

The view from Morningside Heights, Jan 2008

Driving Down 34th St., January 2008

Thursday, March 18, 2010

At the time, I cursed that cyclist for ruining my picture...

But now I think he is the best thing about it.

Midtown lumber

West 25th St, Sept 2007

Monday, March 15, 2010