Urban Fur: Special East Village Edition

October 25, 2014 ·
Filed under: 10003, East Village, East Village Manhattan, New York City, Urban Fur 

Dogodile nys

Today yours truly saw a great many festively fettled furkids in the East Village. The above fellow garnered a great deal of attention and commentary. This is of course because he is cute as hell.

I like cute. Cute is good. But I have a rather idiosyncratic sense of what constitutes awesome— and this is what I saw on Stuyvesant Place.

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His name is Xerxes.

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I was a mite bit confused by the name: Xerxes. For those of you who are not in the know (and you can thank a very enthusiastic college professor for this), Xerxes was a ruler of Persia.

Persia is allotted its very own breed. They are called (imaginatively enough) Persians and are quite hairy. As you can see Xerxes is not so encumbered. Such are the occasional absurdities which remind me why I (still) live in this town. Not only is Xerxes a rescue cat, but per his person he loves to strut his stuff alongside dogs. And today he did just that at a local Halloween parade. Wait, that sounds familiar.

The New York Shitty Checklist to the Upcoming Ghostbusters Apocalypse:

  1. Human Sacrifice: Not yet— but I would not rule out these folks suggesting that homeless people be rendered re-purposed into dog food.
  2. Mass Hysteria (via the Internets): “Ebowla-gate”.* Check.
  3. Dogs and cats living together: Check. It is actually much worse. There was a hairless pussy in a bee suit marching alongside dogs. In a parade.

Where is Bill Murray when you need him?

*What seems to have been and is lost on a great many people here is Doctor Spencer actually bothered to go to Guinea and help Ebola patients. Before we tender judgement (about how/where Mr. Spencer went) maybe we should ask ourselves the following question:

Would I have done this?

I am guessing the answer is “No”.

The reality is the continent of Africa has been and is afflicted with much more eminently lethal things than Ebola. The sad part: many of them are preventable. It took an Ebola case in New York City to maybe, perhaps, hopefully bring them to our attention? Inasmuch as Columbus Day is— and rightfully so— ample fodder for criticism of the “legacy” of colonialism. You don’t see/read too many Op Eds about the “colonial” legacy in Africa. Why is this?

Probably the same “logic” (albeit sans spell-check and lucidity) which inform these comments (regarding this post)…

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My rebuttal: ever read King Leopold’s Ghost? Better yet, read Mark Twain’s King Leopold’s Soliloquy. Thank you, “Scarano”, et. al. for helping my community uplift itself—because obviously the “locals” cannot be entrusted to do so— one questionably converted/”modified” building at a time. Granted, what you are facilitating is nowhere near the level of the brutal legacy of colonialism in Africa. I want to make this clear. But your attitude is more or less the same and it is one I have seen and filmed before:

I am actually charmed that I, a mere blogger, somehow merit “Scarano’s” attention. I guess that’s what happens when one is not allowed to file his own plans with the Department of Buildings. In any case I’d like to tender my gratitude to Curbed for linking to my tome. It obviously attracted the attention of the “right” people. Not only did “Scarano” see fit to comment but I got a rather lengthy email from a person who used to work for Joe Torres.

Urban Artifact: And The Kitchen Sink

October 25, 2014 ·
Filed under: 10003, East Village, East Village Manhattan, Urban Artifact 

And The Kitchen Sink nys

Broadway Kitchen 2 nys

Broadway Kitchen nys

Taken October 25, 2014.

New York Shitty Photo Du Jour: 14th Street

September 26, 2014 ·
Filed under: 10003, 10009, East Village, East Village Manhattan, The Word On The Street 

Like Share Comment NYS

This one goes out to Jeremiah Moss.

Google web nanny

 

New York Shitty Feral CitiBike Watch: Stuyvesant Town

September 24, 2014 ·
Filed under: 10003, 10009, Criminal Activity, East Village, East Village Manhattan 

1st avenue

feral citibike

As spotted today at 1st Avenue and 14th Street. Those of you who may wish to avail yourselves of a free ride should be advised that it has been brought to my attention that the NYPD is helping Citibike corral and collect these prodigal pieces of transportation. E.g.; if you happen to get caught violating traffic laws (and as such will be given a ticket) while riding an unsanctioned Citibike, our Finest will verify the latter with Citibike and you will land in jail. Given the bicycle theft problem on this, my side of the creek, I find this grimly entertaining. Ride carefully folks…

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Smiles

Taken by David Sierra.

Urban Artifact: Special East Village Edition

August 30, 2014 ·
Filed under: 10003, 10009, East Village, East Village Manhattan 

Looks like Santacon finally wound down for someone— or perhaps it has just begun? Only 116 days until Christmas, folks. Best to get your drink on early…

(Taken by kiminnyc.)

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Moses

August 24, 2014 ·
Filed under: 10009, East Village, East Village Manhattan 

Taken by kiminnyc.

East Village Photos Du Jour: The Word On The Street

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Taken July 26, 2014.

From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: There But For The Grace Of God…

Taken by Scoboco.

Urban Fur: Special Feathered Edition

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I made a new friend today on Stuyvesant Street. His name is Warlock!