Thursday, March 22, 2018

Interesting Head

Speaking of snowmen, sitting on a bench in Tompkins Square Park, in the circular area where the bandshell used to be, was this armless and broken-legged specimen:

Armless specimen.

He had a very interesting head:

Interesting head.

A fun day was had by all snowmen!

#eastvillage #snowman #tompkinssquarepark

Zombieland Empty

The section of Tompkins Square Park near the Avenue A and East 7th Street entrance, that locals refer to as "zombieland", usually inhabited by drug addicts and alcoholics, was remarkably empty yesterday after Winter Storm Toby.


Zombieland empty.

It was not empty of snowmen, however!

But first…

I was walking down East 7th Street when I saw this snowman head, without a body!

Head without a body.

It didn't take long to solve the mystery. When I walked into Tompkins Square Park I saw this snowman body without a head in, of all places, zombieland:

Body without a head.

Just kidding — the head was on the ground:

Head on the ground.

Probably some anarchist did it!

On another table was this legless snowman:

Legless snowman.

What a sad collection of snowmen!

#eastvillage #7thstreet #anarchists #avenuea #snowman #tompkinssquarepark #zombieland

Mound Of Snow

Yesterday morning, before the start of Winter Storm Toby, the great blizzard that wasn't, I was walking across East 5th Street, when I saw this small mound of snow, left over from Winter Storm Skylar, the last great blizzard that wasn't:

Mound of snow.

It's strange how some snow lasts and other doesn't…

#eastvillage #snow #5thstreet #winterstormtoby #winterstormskylar

Eric Clapton

I was walking up Avenue A when I saw these Eric Clapton posters:

Eric Clapton Chase.

Did you ever notice how every picture of Eric Clapton holding a guitar looks the same?

On the other hand, only in the East Village would you see him beside an anarchist A!

#eastvillage #5thstreet #anarchista #avenuea #ericclapton #posters

Saturday, March 17, 2018

A Real Find

The strange thing about this abandoned television set on East 6th Street is not that it was abandoned, but that someone still used it before abandoning it.

Ancient television set.

No doubt, some very old freegan will consider this a real find.

#eastvillage #abandonedtelevisions #6thstreet #graffiti #cellardoors #freegans

Abandoned Bicycle Frames

I was walking down Avenue C this past week, when I saw these two bicycle frames abandoned beside a trash can:

Abandoned bicycle frames.

The funny thing is that if the person who abandoned these knew that the beloved store across the street, with the yellow awning and no name, was a bicycle store, he could have taken them over and got some money for them.

#eastvillage #5thstreet #abandonedbicycles #avenuec #bicycleframes #nonamebicyclestore

Friday, March 16, 2018

No… Anything

Remember the beloved Bakeri, on East 6th Street, with the outdoor table for one on top of cellar doors?

Here is a reminder:

A reminder.

I passed by their last night and the place was empty.

Maybe this is why:

No wifi.

No wifi? There might as well be no electricity!

#eastvillage #bakeri #6thstreet #wifi #signs #cellardoors

The Last Three

As part of my series of Day Trips Outside the East Village, I ventured this morning to Astor Place, to see the new rhino sculpture called "The Last Three", by the artist duo Gillie and Marc.

Here is a picture:

The Last Three.

East Villagers have been flocking to this sculpture since it was unveiled yesterday — there hasn't been this much excitement since Basquiat was alive!

Here is a map showing how to get there from the East Village:

Directions from East Village.

Thankfully, it's not very far, and you get to exit from St. Mark's Place, the coolest street in the East Village!

#eastvillage #astorplace, #daytrips, #thelastthree, #stmarksplace, #sculptures, #gillieandmarc

Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Made It Out Of Bed

I was walking past the beloved Loverboy on Avenue C this past Sunday…


…when I saw this sign:

This sign.

Made what out of bed?
I have a little dreidel
I made it out of bed…
#eastvillage #loverboy #avenuec #signs #dreidelsong

Warning Sign Unheeded

The Lower East Side People's Mutual Housing Association, Inc. building on Avenue C has a warning sign so small no one can see it!

Warning sign.

I don't think this is true. The part about the tree railings, trees, and sidewalks being private property, that is.

It doesn't look like I'm the only one who disbelieves them!


In fact, so many people park their bicycles here, space is at a premium:

Space at a premium.

Warning sign, warning sign
I see it but I pay it no mind…
#eastvillage #avenuec #bicycles #lespmha #sidewalks #signs #treeguards #trees