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

Hassan Memorial

I was walking down Avenue C this past Sunday, when I saw this makeshift memorial in front of the beloved Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space:

Makeshift memorial.

I didn't know who it was for, but when I saw this sign on the door leading into the beloved C-Squat, I knew I would soon find out.


It was for Hassan, aka Jerrold Heiserman:

Don't shoot!

A close-up shows the inside of one of the squat rooms:

Inside a squat room.

It's not at all what I would expect a squat room to look like! Where are the bottle caps? Where are the nodded-out punks? And check out that office-style drop ceiling.

It's like the television commercial; It's not your father's squat room!

#eastvillage #avenuec #csquat #hassan #jerroldheiserman #memorials #museumofreclaimedurbanspace #signs #squatters

Monday, March 12, 2018

God Friended Me

Another exciting film shoot is going on!

The working title of the program is "God Friended Me".

No Parking.

The following streets are unavailable for parking during this time:

No parking.

It looks like they're filming in some of the most desolate parts of the East Village!

Desolate East 9th Street.

With the success of NBC's "The Good Place", it looks like CBS* is looking to cash in on religious-themed programming. What better neighborhood than the East Village to film in!

*I know this from a picture I didn't post.

#eastvillage #avenuec #9thstreet #godfriendedme #cbs #nbc #filming #laplazacultural #thegoodplace

Friday, March 9, 2018

Ruminating Refrigerator

Is your refrigerator ruminating?

You better go catch it!

Ruminating on Avenue A.

There's an old East Village expression: You can't take it with you.

That's because it doesn't belong to you — it's the landlord's!

#eastvillage #avenuea #refrigerators #rumination

The Bicycle Family Is No More

Speaking of bicycle parking, the bicycle family that once lived on East 4th Street is gone, now just a distant memory.

A distant memory.

#eastvillage #bicycles #4thstreet