Tuesday, July 27, 2010

meatpacking district, 2008

Soon to be a trendy shop across from a trendy restaurant full of pretty trendy people succumbed by trendiness

Friday, July 23, 2010

Fedora closing?

A 60 year old landmark Village restaurant, Fedora's fate is unknown. Liquor licences, irate neighbors, a new owner, it all adds up to confusion. Fedora lies in the balance, and perhaps this beautiful sign to boot.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

254 West Fourth Street

On a block that is rapidly being turned into a playground for hipsters and the well heeled, this old building at 254 West Fourth Street is a relic, a ruin, a reminder of the old Greenwich Village. This crusty doorbell probably hasn't been painted in 30 years. Down the block, Fedora, a 60 year old restaurant, is about to change hands, and perhaps not for the better. New York City is turning in a "luxury city" that few can afford, but a few old buildings hold on.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

washington square park, 10/2008

gone, gone, gone, replaced by happy shiny NYU University friendly park

GROSSOUT WARNING: the urban mouse

In a building housing three restaurants, on a block (MacDougal Street) that has held literally 1000s of bars since the 1900s, the mouse population is alive and well. Except for this lil rodent, who died on the third floor steps of my 1878 era building.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Cool and Cocktails

six days and counting to everything 60s...

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Village Cigars, Sheridan Square

Richard Friedman, 1970
Ken Mac, 2009


“I took in in October 1970. And if you look REALLY carefully down in the haze in the background you can see the WTC being built!”

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Al-Karappi, the Great Frozen Eye of Tehran

Originally posted 7/2008: The southwest corner of Washington Square Park is full of chess players. Many are intent on playing chess, others deal drugs (man hiding face). This wild man arrived from the 4th dimension, and threatened to kill me with his eyeball death ray.

Monday, July 12, 2010

Bird Talk

Central Park West

Friday, July 9, 2010

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Monday, July 5, 2010