Thursday, April 22, 2010

Crosstown with Ben & Tanner

From Bottom to Top: Something GAY about this sticker; Beautiful Engine 55; Sweet old church; Chinese woman drying something out; Not a high quality sign; Scary goldfish ghetto; There's a guy working on my new apt.; Soho's grand old iron fittings; No. 401; Robo Hulk; Bolivia; 1948; Stained glass; # 59; Out of control weed; pumpkin head

Monday, April 19, 2010

RIP Mylie - Your 17 Years Were Great Ones

Mylie was a small white kitten when I first saw her - the breeder had selected another kitten for my Mother, but I insisted we take the small white kitten that jumped on the Chosen One and bit her on the head. That's the cat WE want. The day we brought her home she was a DEMON - I held her in a soft green towel as she made the most satanic faces and noises a kitten could. She came home and became the Princess she was until her death. She survived countless dogs, another cat, my family, the death of my father, a relocation and kidney failure. Through it all, she was loud and aloof and loved my Mother more than anything in her world. I remember calls home when my Mother would have to shoo the cat away she was talking so loudly. I remember visits home when she would perch on my lap without moving, and make mean noises at me if I would. the last time I was home, she was showing her age - she was slow and brittle and skinny, but she was still loud and felt her place in life was on your lap. We will all miss you, La La Ping Ping.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

It was supposed to rain...

From Bottom to Top: Uninviting space; No. 495; Boulevard tavern - never been there; I like this little house; Seen at the Meeker Flea Market: Canada With Love; Janet & Iman; Good Health; Galicia; Jeweled Extension; BK Sink herb garden; Meat Hook & Brooklyn Kitchen - NYers MUST check this space out!; 1o8; Toys out front; These should be a fort; I've NEVER seen this window open before; Cafe Capri - they make iced coffee with coffee ice cubes; I love Emily's Pork Shop; Happy Saturday at Harefield Road.

Chinatown with Ben and Tanner

From Bottom to Top: Scary back window gear; 1926; Magnolia tree by the BQE; I wanna live in Cupcake Land; My next place MUST be in Novelty Court; Tranding?; Dumpling and Foot should never appear in signs that close to each other; Main Squeeze and the Main Squeeze Orchestra!!!; Phallic spark plug art; Eye shades at Chinese Shit Shop; Vivid Bra (beneath the Manhattan Bridge); Xi'an Famous Foods, home of Spicy & Tingly Lamb Face Salad; Forever Love Wedding Center; Sleezy Mayor Hotel; Mean Franchise Panda; View of Chrysler Building from the Manhattan Bridge; Equally Sleezy Hotel 91; Everything is CHEAP in Chinatown; 1958; Seahorse in East River Park, NYC's crappiest park; I found another one!!!