May 26, 2014
Making it, from a Brooklyn rooftop

Making it, from a Brooklyn rooftop

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May 25, 2014
Pianist in Washington Square Park

Pianist in Washington Square Park

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May 25, 2014
Grand Ferry Park, Williamsburg

Grand Ferry Park, Williamsburg

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May 16, 2014
Stoned face on St. Marks Street, near 1st Ave.

Stoned face on St. Marks Street, near 1st Ave.

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May 16, 2014
About two years ago, the East Village’s cute Japanese JAS Mart grocery on St. Marks shut down and a 7-Eleven took its spot, and offered prices so low that everyone thought they were going to put the (admittedly expensive) neighborhood bodegas out of business. The local conflict even made it to the pages of the New York Times, and the St. Marks store suffered at least one broken window during a protest.

Just this morning I noticed the St. Marks 7-11 is now shut down…I’m sure it’s been that way for a little while but had so expected 7-Eleven to dominate (in the same corporate-backed way that Starbucks has) that I mentally didn’t even picture it closing down. So here’s photographic proof.

About two years ago, the East Village’s cute Japanese JAS Mart grocery on St. Marks shut down and a 7-Eleven took its spot, and offered prices so low that everyone thought they were going to put the (admittedly expensive) neighborhood bodegas out of business. The local conflict even made it to the pages of the New York Times, and the St. Marks store suffered at least one broken window during a protest.

Just this morning I noticed the St. Marks 7-11 is now shut down…I’m sure it’s been that way for a little while but had so expected 7-Eleven to dominate (in the same corporate-backed way that Starbucks has) that I mentally didn’t even picture it closing down. So here’s photographic proof.

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May 12, 2014
Hudson sailboats

Hudson sailboats

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May 10, 2014
ejsaholiday:

the waiting game 🔥 (at Basantapur Durbar Square)

ejsaholiday:

the waiting game 🔥 (at Basantapur Durbar Square)

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May 4, 2014

The Kentile Floors sign over Gowanus lit up last night for the first time in 100…er 20 years. Here’s what it looked like from the Smith-9th St. stop.

(Source: Flickr / zokuga)


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April 30, 2014
Doc Holliday’s is the bomb (East Village)

Doc Holliday’s is the bomb (East Village)

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April 23, 2014

North Williamsburg wall art, including a happy Ronald McDonald

(Source: Flickr / zokuga)


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April 8, 2014
New York, annoying, but beautiful, in the rain

New York, annoying, but beautiful, in the rain

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April 1, 2014
Love these doors. As seen in Nolita

Love these doors. As seen in Nolita

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March 31, 2014

Art-gazing at the MoMA

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March 31, 2014
The mix of new and old, even if a little startling, is one of my favorite things about New York.

The mix of new and old, even if a little startling, is one of my favorite things about New York.

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March 31, 2014
Little Italy is on the “brink of extinction”, the NY Post reports:


  Rising rents and changing demographics have driven Little Italy to the verge of extinction. Once a teeming neighborhood stretching 50 square blocks, it now barely covers three blocks of Mulberry Street — and even that strip is under threat.


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Photo taken during the San Genarro festival in 2011.

Little Italy is on the “brink of extinction”, the NY Post reports:

Rising rents and changing demographics have driven Little Italy to the verge of extinction. Once a teeming neighborhood stretching 50 square blocks, it now barely covers three blocks of Mulberry Street — and even that strip is under threat.

Read the rest of the article.

Photo taken during the San Genarro festival in 2011.

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