Saturday, May 05, 2007



Friday, May 04, 2007


Of the Night ...

Thursday, May 03, 2007


Kid C Returns ... Again


May Day - Part 2 : Some Pictures of the Parade

At Astor Place and Broadway the parade stops as the police arrest several individuals who according to witnesses would not remove the masks that they were wearing . Wearing a mask at a political demonstration is , under a law that has been on the books since the 19th century , a crime and is a behavior that is rarely tolerated by NYPD . The marchers were not all that well behaved here as they spread across Broadway and it seemed to some witnesses that there might be a small riot .

After a several minute halt to the downtown progress of the marchers the police finally restore order and the parade moves on .

Wednesday, May 02, 2007


May Day 2007 - Part 1 : Union Square Park

This was as usual the traditional communist holiday : no May pole with light-hearted souls dressed as fairies , flowers and butterflies dancing about it .
Though some of the more well to do were seen to be making fashion statements with freshly starched and pressed red neckerchiefs , the event was mostly the product of all the old line communist and socialist organization's efforts to organize a new cohort of minimally employed and angry young males to march forth and make manifest a new and potentially violent political challenge to traditional America .
Evidence of the potential for present and future violence could be seen through-out the event. People were frequently seen to be arguing and were only prevented from attacking each other by the many police present . It could easily be seen that this event was not just about troubled and financially overburdened families and the difficult trials and tribulations of poverty in Mexico and America .
So why did we not see any of this discontent and potential tumult and turmoil in the papers or on television ?Why was the press photographing cute costumes ,interesting masks ...and babies and babies and babies.... draped in flags .Why was a "Times" photographer seen obsessing for several minutes on a sleeping baby in a stroller draped in an American flag when there was so much of considerable moment to photograph ?

Monday, April 30, 2007


Friday Night through Saturday Night : Another L.E.S. Jewels Saga

s thWhen sober , Jewels is a little anarchic and outrageous but likeable : when drunk , keep your distance and watch-out .

Friday night Jewels was already well drunk and several gulps from "Coney Island Mike" 's large bottle of vodka and several smaller bottles of Smirnoff " Ice" seemed to be what really launched Jewels' evening , the beginning of this saga .

Jewels' saga ended here 24 hours or so later with a severe beating among the chess tables near the 7th street and avenue A entrance to Tompkins Square Park .He was taken to the hospital by ambulance .
People in the park the day after the beating reported that he was out and around ,with a staple or two in his scalp , and that perhaps he had gone to his fathers funeral this afternoon .
It was also true , some noted , that the man who had beaten Jewels was out looking for him .

Back to the beginning of this saga : Jewels played in the traffic as he was wont to do so many other nights on this Friday night .

Some of the evening's drunken revelers attempted to save jewels from his risky game with all the cars on avenue A with , as seen here , differing results .

Members NYPD came to the scene at one point in the evening ,threw Jewels onto the hood of their RMP and then told him to go to the side-walk where we assume that they must have lectured him about not playing in traffic and also , according to Jewels , told him that they had been told not to arrest him .

Very drunk , confused and emotional , extreme mood swings were evident thoughout the evening.

Come the afternoon of the next day , Saturday , it was back to playing in the street with all the cars in avenue A and stealing drinks from the window tables at Yucca Cafe .

Finally , after several complaints are made by cell-phone NYPD returns and Lt. Corcoran has a talk with Jewels concerning his behavior . Since those who had called for the police would not press charges , as usual , Jewels was not arrested.

Later in this drunken and confusing day a brief rest before ....

According to witnesses , Jewels whacked a man with this now broken cane .He was drunk and tired when he hit this man and made a very serious mistake in doing so : this was not the right man to hit , he would not just walk away this night from Jewels hurriedly and fearful as so many in the neighborhood had done in the past when attacked by Jewels .This man took the cane away from Jewels and beat him with it severely , then he broke the cane over the iron park fence near the entrance to the park throwing the pieces of it into the evergreen bushes where all the rats live .
According to more witnesses later ,the man that beat Jewels was still looking for him in Tompkins Square Park , hockey stick in hand , to deliver another beating 2 days later .
This most recent Jewels saga posted here is not the only post concerning Jewels' adventures posted here at NMNL . Take a look at previous posts of this month of April 2007 titled : "Tormented and Tormenting " and "Territorial Imperative ".

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