Saturday, October 31, 2015

Perimeter Fence

Regular readers of this blog will no doubt remember the post A New Fence, that I posted yesterday, about the new fence being put up in front of the Orchard Alley Community Garden, on East 4th Street.

In that post, I mentioned a perimeter fence that would be erected during the installation of the new fence. Today I have a picture of that perimeter fence:

Perimeter fence.

Do you see how the sun glistens off the yellow leaves and yellow caution tape? Truly beautiful!

For those who want to see more of the perimeter fence, I prepared a video. Enjoy!

#eastvillage #4thstreet #communitygardens #constructionsites #fences #orchardalley

The Demise of East Village News

East Village Breaking News is a web site that until about two weeks ago posted articles of local interest. They are part of a larger network called The Breaking News Network, which covers cities across the United States, and the world!

The way it worked was you signed up with them, then when you posted an article on Twitter using the hashtag #EastVillage, they forwarded the tweet and posted the article on their web site. This way, someone looking for news and stories of interest about the East Village could find everything in one convenient location!

Then, disaster struck! Someone in the organization empowered to make such decisions decided that they would eliminate anything of local color, and repost only "news" items, from recognized news sites.

So today, the only stories you find on East Village Breaking News are from three sites: DNAinfo; the Lo-Down; and The Villager. That's it!

Only three sites.

I contacted them about this but they did not respond, so today I sent this:

Tweet to East Village Breaking News.

East Villagers are sad — sad! — at this recent development… in the East Village Today!

#eastvillage #breakingnewsnetwork #dnainfo #eastvillagebreakingnews #lodown #thevillager #twitter

Friday, October 30, 2015

A New Fence

The residents of East 4th Street, between Avenues C and D, were surprised this morning to wake up and find that the fence in front of the Orchard Alley Community Garden was being taken down:

Fence being taken down.

But fear not, East 4th Streeters — the fence is being replaced! The new fence will look more like the nice fence down the block in front of Parque Tranquilidad (photo compliments of Google Maps!):

Parque Tranquilidad fence.

While work is taking place, a perimeter fence will be erected to protect passers-by:

Perimeter fence, on the ground.

Hopefully, they will level the soil, that rises up nearly six inches at the front:

Nearly six inches.

Making the East Village a better place for everyone, once fence at a time!

#eastvillage #4thstreet #communitygardens #constructionsites #fences #orchardalley #parquetranquilidad


The Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade isn't just fun for the dogs, it isn't just fun for the dog owners, it's fun for photographers too!

This is the one day of the year that everyone is a photographer, as you will see here:

East Villagers are already counting the days until next year's dog parade — it's 365!

East Villagers love the Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade!

#eastvillage #dogs #halloweendogparade #howloween #photographers #tompkinssquarepark


As regular readers of this blog know, I don't like to complain, but I will say that sometimes it's frustrating being an East Village photographer!

This is just a small sampling of what I mean:

But it's for a worthy cause, so I persevere!

#eastvillage #dogs #halloweendogparade #howloween #tompkinssquarepark

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Some Dogs

The first of the outtake videos is called "Some Dogs", and that's what it's about!

#eastvillage #dogs #halloweendogparade #howloween #tompkinssquarepark

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

2015 Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade – Part 3

Alas, we find ourselves at the end of the pictures. Another year of the spectacular Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade, the event that people wait for and prepare for all year long, comes to a close!

But don't cry just yet — I still have out-take videos to post!

So with no further ado, Dogs Without People:

Minion dog!

Giraffe dog!

Race car dog!

Gay pride dog!

Cutest-eyes-ever dog!

French fry dog, and friends!

Taco dog!

Groovy, beer-drinking Cleveland Browns dog!

Dogs in a wagon!

3 Little Pigs dogs!

Princess dog!

Batman dog!

Knight in shining armor dog!

Cheese dog!

Purple googley-eyed dog!

Rich lady dog!

German shepherd and collie dressed as terriers!

Clown dog wants to play with hot dog dog!

Watchu talkin' 'bout dog!

Fido Ramone!

More Minion dogs!

Red and orange dogs!

House of cards dog!

Cupcake dog!

Butterfly dog!

Another purple googley-eyed dog!

Where's Waldo dog!

Black leather dog!

Sailor dog!

Another Where's Waldo dog, and cool shoes!

Chicken Nuggets and pizza dogs!

Yoshi dog!

PiƱata dog!

Yellow horse dog!

Lion dog!

Incredible Hulk dog!

Orange sweater dog!

Hula dog!

Very tired space dog!

Robin Hood(?) dog!

Another butterfly dog!

Triceratops dog!

Green monster dog!

Police dogs!

Butterfly/ballerina dog!

Balloon dog!

Thing 3 dog!

Jurassic Park dogs!

Martini-and-olives dog!

That's it! I must say, I like the pictures of the dogs without people better — the captions write themselves!

Stay tuned for out-take videos… from the East Village (25th Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade) Today!

#eastvillage #dogs #halloween #dog #parade #howloween #tompkinssquarepark