Monday, October 25, 2010
Here are just a few from a shoot with the Defending Champions. Can't beat a 3 piece horn section in a group like this. All of their musicians are individually extremely talented, yet play together as one to get your ass to wiggle and feet to jiggle. The Defending Champions are playing from their latest album, "Of the Legend of Convention", which you can download from Itunes. If you aren't sure, listen to a few previews to get a sample of their ska/funk/reggae feel, and don't miss "Hot Fever" or "Jesus Wants You to Dance".
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
For the entire summer I am away from the east coast, lucky enough to be traveling for work, but there is one thing I miss dearly in those sweltering weeks. All summer I am landlocked, with no chance to see the beach or the oceans. I am enchanted by the sea. To get there, some friends and I went down, to the end of the A, further out than Coney Island and many other of the City shore points, to the Rockaways.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
|It was a sausage fest|
In the San Genarro Festival, you can see that many things change, while others stay the same. Little Italy is not what it use to be. I live in an apartment that was at one time an Italian neighborhood. This tenement building, well south of Canal, has long been a predominantly Chinese neighborhood. At San Genarro they did extend the festival from Canal to just short of Houston on Mulberry, but normally Little Italy is much more compact in its reach. It was a great day, walking from the dumpling festival, through the Lower East Side, and then back again to Mulberry. The warmth felt like an extension of summer. There is no better way to end the season of the street fairs by having Zeppolis, Sausage, Dumplings, Belgian fries, Empanadas, and sliders in your stomach all at once, and a long walk to burn the food off!
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
|Newtown Creek Barge Sep 2010|
Displayed on bottom is the Gowanus Canal, a small body of water along Red Hook and several other Brooklyn neighborhoods. For a long time the Gowanus has been a site of environmental cleanup, where oxygen levels remain too low to sustain life.
|Newtown Creek Oil Slick Sep 2010|
|Gowanus Canal March 2010|