wooster.mercer st.pics from this weekend of non-banksy street art in ny. images by primo, jc2/army of one, fitschen, shepard fairey, asvp and others. stencil, sticker, wheatpaste etc. banksy's been stenciling in new york this week but most of his images have already been ragged by graffiti writers. i saw a touching photo online of a chinatown resident trying to clean the graffiti off the banksy. ironic.
this week angel street thrift shop (west 17th) is selling classic tuxedos for 35.00. all sizes, even kids. studs and cufflinks are $5.00. shirts $5.00. ties $1.00. patent leather shoes too! looks like a tux rental shop went out of business. these are classic formal, not tails, nicer than prom tuxs but not high end- more for fun. good for the wedding scene in a student film. or to surprise someone with champagne at a birthday party (but more cristalino than cristal.)
i took the photos outside boston city hall (with a hurriedly bought disposable plastic camera) in 2004 on the day same sex marriage was legalized in massachusetts. here, and throughout the state, the first gay couples in u. s. history to get the legal right to marry were lining up to get their licenses.
the indoor photos are are party pics of a husband and husband who were married a few months earlier in san francisco, when the city, without state sanction, began issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples.
double crownon bowery has one of the two best bloody marys i've had in new york. and, if you like, you can make your own during the weekend brunch! they provide a glass with a generous shot of vodka and you put what you like in it. there are more than 30 options laid out, which range from sea salts and ground peppers to chutneys with mysterious ingredients, hot sauces, lemon, lime and tomato juice, cilantro, peppers, onions, capers, ginger, pickles, olives and a panoply of spices.
there are two prix fixe options for brunch. $20. for an entree, coffee and a bloody, or $35. for the same with unlimited bloodies!
the food is great but i wish they'd bring back the bangers and mash- wild boar sausage with mashed potatoes, minced beets and pungent "wawa" sauce.
madam geneva is the attached bar. small dark cozy. ornate velvet sofas. aging opulence, collapsing british colonial style.
we were in the north end and we walked over the bridge to charlestown. we wanted to have brunch at olives, but they were serving a special mothers day prix fixe dinner menu all day so we tried warren tavern. same thing. after wandering all over we ended up back at theo's cozy corner a few doors down from where we started. theo and regina made us a fantastic meal! (people in the know generally consider theo's brunch superior to todd english's!)
i was wearing a new owl skirt that christina made, so we stopped on the bridge and mike took a picture of it.
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