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Make Music New York: Punk Island

  Staten Island was host to this year’s Punk Island as part of Make Music New York. Its still one of my favorite events of the year to cover – though I think I preferred the contextual discord of previous years at Governors Island.


Abstract Botanic

  There so much to see this time of year at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. Despite being nestled in between Flatbush and Washington avenues  it is wonderfully quiet during the week.


Coney Island’s 1st Annual Pet Day

 Despite the drizzly conditions, a few brave dogs turned out for the first Coney Island pet parade this afternoon, with the lady above taking first place. Her assistant took care of the winner’s paperwork—a season pass to Deno’s Wonderwheel amusement park plus a whole lotta dog food.


Sheepshead Bay


Staten Island Trip

Scenes from Seaview Hospital

  Here are some more photos from our recent trip to Staten Island to see the derelict grounds of Seaview Hospital, a former tuberculosis sanatorium, and the Farm Colony poorhouse. Both are designated historic districts. UPDATE: Photos of “Dad’s Place” in the basement.

Surrealism in Ditmas Park

Surrealism show in Ditmas Park

  This interpretation of Easter, a chance encounter presumably influenced by the work of Isidore Lucien Ducasse with echoes of Holbein the Younger, is currently on show at Foster Avenue between East 18th and 19th.

Staten Island Trip

Dad’s Place, Staten Island

  Seaview Hospital on Staten Island was once a tuberculosis center and an insane asylum. We spent some time exploring the vast grounds on Sunday. Under the building pictured above was a large basement, from which a doorway led to another chamber too dark to explore. The door was labelled Dad’s Place. More scenes from […]


Spring in Brooklyn

  Little patches of spring are emerging at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens.


Another Coney Island chapter to close

  Tomorrow, November the 15th, 8 business tenants have to leave the boardwalk in Coney Island. They include the 76 year old Ruby’s Bar and Grill, as well as the world famous Shoot the Freak. You can read and listen to the story on NPR here. Jim Shanon (pictured above) is quoted: “I’ve seen people come […]


Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2010: BP Edition

 The mermaid parade today was as fun as ever, and some sea creatures marched with a message. As always with this event it is hard to edit it down to a few pictures, so there’s a slideshow below. iPadders click here.