Thursday, June 07, 2007


Painter Shelby Voice At Her Studio Window ...

Wednesday, June 06, 2007


Mr. Boogers on Avenue A

Several years ago Mr. Boogers , a very sincere and good-hearted fellow , left his native Canada , his family and a job testing fan-belts to travel the hi-ways and by-ways of America in an old beat-up wreck of an Oldsmobile .

On this night Mr. Boogers , with only one bulb lit , found himself broke on avenue A and ever so earnestly attempting to sell something from his collection of curiosities , gags , gizmos and comically perverse sex toys . Typically Mr. Boogers sales technique amounted to cracking jokes about nose-picking and booger-eating or singing lascivious tunes to earn the attention and favor of a prospective customer .


Tuesday Afternoon in Tompkins Square Park


1997 : Gilbert , Seated at Ray's Candystore ...

Tuesday, June 05, 2007




False Prophets : Returning This Summer to Play Again in Tompkins Square Park on Sunday Afternoon 29 July , 2007


A Wedding for Two of Tompkins Square Park's Own ... ?

There are books full of advice on this sort of thing . Friends have their opinions . Families certainly chime in with all manner of advice wanted or not ....and finally , in the end , the future is never what you expected . But billions still do it , that is , billions still get married .
It seems that this is what Amy and Jewels are going to do soon , in not quite 2 weeks , the Sunday after next to be exact .
As they are in the midst of all the planning , which grows in complexity with every day , and are busy contacting friends and relatives to tell them of their wedding on the beach which will very likely be a quite un-conventional event , they take some time out above to kiss and spar with gloves .
For now not all detail has been determined but it seems that the ceremony will be somewhere in the Rockaways on the beach Sunday after next . More on all of this later .

Monday, June 04, 2007


Some Saturday Night Scenes From Avenue A...

A phone-booth used as a billboard anounces among other things the reading of some poems by the "Mighty Swami " , a.k.a. John Lesko , on avenue A this very evening...
...and "New York Times"writer Colin Moynihan and photographer Jessica Dimmock interview and photograph Swami as he reads his poetry out front of Ray's .

...and a few minutes later a ticket for Swami for an open container of beer ...

...but to hell with the cops and to hell with tickets , Swami picks up the beer that he had secreted , while the cops were writing an open-container ticket and checking for warrants , out of the way in the gutter near a car's wheel , and gulps it down at the the front of Ray's Candystore ....

Tandem-riding neighbors Zoe and Ilya ,cruise the scene ... to camera and prankster jack has some fun ...

Rock-n-Roll had tap-danced earlier in the evening for a fist-full of dollars.

...something softly spoken that entertains ...

Avenue A being what it is on any Saturday night , someone has to clean-up the mess

...and finally an under-exposed and grainy end-of-the-evening scene

Friday, June 01, 2007


The Fifth Generation ...

Little Scarlett Anikewich came into this world a couple of months ago and now lives on St Marks Place with her mom Christy Lee and her dad Stefan . Scarlett is the 5th generation of her family to be born and live on Saint Marks Place ; a rare and special distinction in this ever-changing village inhabitated increasingly by out-of-towners.


Tree Hugger Saves Part of a Tree ....for a While .

In the middle of the day on Friday members of the Forestry Dept. were trimming away with chainsaws at a damaged plane tree at 85 avenue A with the intent to completely remove the tree piece by piece ,that is , until a tree hugger arrived on the scene and brought the dismembering to a halt .
As a forestry Dept sawyer prepared to bring down the remaining standing portion of tree trunk the hugger wrapped her arms ever more securely around the the trunk while placing herself immediately between the tree and the sawyer's chainsaw . A stalemate was achieved between the sawyer and the hugger that seemed might continure for some time before L.E.S. Jewels arrived on the scene .
Jewels upon arriving undertook the task of arbitrating the situation causing the sawyer and his crew to finally decide that the best action that they could take would be to leave the scene picking up their tools and the parts of the tree that had already been brought down and then sometime later return and finish the job.



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