Tuesday, January 31, 2012

further on down the road

Cold Spring New York

Reggio's Original Cappuccino

Cafe Reggio, at the corner of West Third and MacDougal is the oldest coffee bar in NYC. Amid its ancient paintings, statues and oddball bric a brac, the Reggio holds America's first espresso machine. It sits, a large silver monstrosity in a hallowed corner, little spigots and well worn spouts standing proudly. But the sugar cup makes a better photo.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Back Fence

Sandwiched in the very heart of the Greenwich Village music scene by the likes of The Bitter End, The Red Lion and Kenny's Castaways, The Back Fence has been an entertainment hot spot for 60 years! We have two or three entertainers every night playing every style of music, a great atmosphere with lots of beer on tap and free peanuts that you shell on a sawdust covered floor. http://www.thebackfenceonline.com/

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Bleecker Bobs = Starbucks

Bleecker Bob's is one of the oldest record stores in New York City dating from 1968. But Bob's is going down, due to a rent hike or perhaps just bad business (even while most vinyl LP stores are thriving). And as reported here first, Bob's is becoming yet another STARBUCKS. A story in the NY Times confirmed it today.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

What the?

Bushwick, Brooklyn

Sunday, January 22, 2012

no escape

damn boat won't budge

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Bushwick, Brooklyn

Thursday, January 19, 2012

East of West Bushwick

My humble tribute to the Prince of Darkness, Kevin, of East of West L.A.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

Saturday, January 14, 2012


Thursday, January 12, 2012

Freedom Tower Rises

At night from my Village perch the Freedom Tower looks like a jeweled Christmas tree. But up close at Ground Zero, it leaps to the sky and stirs the heart. Ground Zero at the World Trade Center has been a dead zone for years, so, though I hate the blue glass building style which permeates every skyline in the US, this is a welcome sight.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Die, Nazi Scum!

Soviet Tass Propaganda Poster at the Andrew Edlin Gallery, Chelsea

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Mars Bar RIP (again)

Mars Bar. Before and after....as of yesterday...making New York clean for more blue glass and metal high rises. It's all over now baby blue...(thanks to Kitty at New York Portraits

Friday, January 6, 2012

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Rio Girls

New York today, back to Rio tomorrow. That's the life!