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Just too upsetting
Ideal Building
Live banana, fresh killed
LES street art
Signspotting
Philly, but not the pretty parts
Brooklyn Museum
Odds and ends 4
Broadway
Navy Yardish, by night

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Satan's Laundromat

Just too upsetting

04/30/04


Madison Square

In the news today: Patriot Act Suppresses News Of Challenge to Patriot Act. It's like we're living in a game of Nomic.

This seems like a good time to join in a coordinated Googlebomb: Republican National Convention RNC Protests

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Ideal Building

04/28/04

Shipping/receiving for Santa's Workshop
Jamaica, Queens

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Live banana, fresh killed

04/26/04

981
Crown Heights, Brooklyn

 

Brooklyn Banana
East New York, Brooklyn

 

Two-headed traffic light
Ozone Park, Queens. Red and green make...yellow?

 

L-ALLadin Live Poultry
Jamaica, Queens

 

In God We Trust / Willie the Handyman
Hollis, Queens

 

Blind persons training area
Hempstead, Long Island. Beware of backwards wheelchairs.

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LES street art

04/25/04

crosswalk
(previous crosswalk dressings here and here)

dogeatdog

stenciled face

Passerby seen from basement

Bike with contorted front wheel

Alphabet and NYC on sidewalk vault door

The last remaining Jews of the Lower East Side

Looking up at fire escapes through a hole
Lower East Side


At Chicago Snapshot: Precious Blood.

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Signspotting

04/22/04

Wow! is right
Upper East Side

 

Brush Up Business with Paint Paste Paper Push
Tribeca

 

Homey Boyz Fried Chicken & Pizza

Larry's Liquid Love: A Sophisticated Meeting Place

Hand-lettered license plate
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

 

Falun Dafa Is Good

Parade for Falun Gong
Chinatown

 

CapedMaskedandArmed is well worth a look. I especially liked Street Jams (a collection of political street art) and A Study in American Nationalism.

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Philly, but not the pretty parts

04/20/04

For the duration of the energy shortage, beware of bad dog

Robinson's Chapel Church / Miracles on 52nd Street

No cash accepted / Please use money orders

Free speech area, with amplifier

Street art of skeletal metal heads
Philadelphia

 

Yuk's Chinese food to take out

Stairs
Camden, NJ

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Brooklyn Museum

04/18/04

Green

Columns

Overlooking the plaza

'Welcome to the hood' on back of shirt

Kids playing in front of the fountain

Manifest Destiny

Pile of dirt

The Brooklyn Museum unveiled its new entranceway over the weekend. This could become a great public space, but it would have more of a chance if there were other things (restaurants, a movie theater, shopping) to bring people to the area. Like much about the Brooklyn Museum, it feels slightly shabby and slightly unfinished.

 

Meanwhile, over at Prospect Park, people really seem to be getting into this spring thing.

Drummers

Dancers

Metal detector

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Odds and ends 4

04/16/04

Supercow

Anti-F train graffiti

Museum scene

Discarded museum badges

CD's

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Broadway

04/14/04

Prayer Palace

Prayer Palace sign and elevated train

Chester draws

St. Rita di Cascia's Antiques

St. Jude Thaddeus refrigeration

TOYS 4 U

Red building, seen from above
Along Broadway, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Bushwick and Williamsburg, Brooklyn

 

St. Rita di Cascia's Antiques and St. Jude Thaddeus Refrigeration are on the same block. It appears St. Jude has another business venture:
St. Jude's Flat Fix
Lower East Side

 

Thursday, April 15, at 6:30pm, Cooper Union presents "Nooks and Crannies of New York City," a free lecture by Justin Ferate. (details here)

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Navy Yardish, by night

04/13/04

Ristorante

X-ING

48x4

Abandoned prison

Ammonia mixing valves for fire department only

Chinese characters on Grand

Face sign under BQE by Darius & Downey

Face sign under BQE by Darius & Downey

Tagged billboard near BQE
Fort Greene/Navy Yard, Brooklyn

While taking the last photo, I apparently annoyed a watchdog in a vacant lot. After a few minutes of loud barking, a modern-day snake charmer, complete with a scraggly beard and a hat that's about as close to a turban as you can find on Canal Street, emerged from a nearby building with a flute and gently quieted the dog by playing a tune that wafted down the empty street. This is why I love New York.

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Navy Yardish, by day

04/12/04

Swoon/Exxon

Razor-wire fruit

Department of Environmental Protection / City of New York

Building directory

You Got Hurt

Key Food Meat Door
Fort Greene/Navy Yard, Brooklyn. What is a meat door used for?

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Henry's Shoe Repair

04/10/04

Henry's / Please pick up your shoes

Do-not lean on glass / REWARD

Beware of dogs

Going out of business soon

Henry's Shoes
Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn

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Subway Style

04/08/04

Mosaics

IND color scheme

Ad recruiting replacements for subway employees gone to war

Mosaic lettering cannot be added to without disfigurement

Signage

Ad for new Broadway line

Entrance globes

Street

Diagram showing extremely unrealistic passenger load


A generous friend snagged me an invite to the opening reception for Subway Style: Architecture and Design in the New York City Subway. It's at the UBS Art Gallery, 1285 Sixth Avenue, through June 18, and well worth a (free) visit. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, 8-6.

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Times Square midnight 2

04/07/04

Urn sand filler

American Express / PAR

Pink 40th birthday

UN NUTS

All light beers are low in carbs.  Choose on taste.  Bud Light

(Times Square midnight 1)

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Post-failure slog

04/06/04

Duct on side of brick building

143 Classon Look

 

Clouds

Non-Ultra Joy

 

Two nice, newish, street-level New York photologs: joe's nyc and Untitled Name Document Image.

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Jesus in Bushwick

04/05/04

Office-building church and Jesus' Upholstery

Jesus upholstery

Fuck you! Jesus saved.
Bushwick, Brooklyn

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Oranges

04/01/04

Best Orange Food

JG

Hole in the Wall

Billiard lounge

Frank H. Taylor & Son / Note First Name
East Orange, NJ. Frank H. Taylor & Son was a real-estate brokerage. The building is slated for demolition.

 

Ho's Fruit & Vegetables

We will put anything you want for sale on eBay
Orange, NJ

 

Eye Control has some nice neon cocktail glass shots.

My assumption that there's nothing worth photographing in Los Angeles has been shattered by pixpopuli.

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