Wednesday, June 30, 2010

wonderwheel. coney island. mermaid parade.

june 19th was mermaid parade day on coney island brooklyn. it's an eclectic d i y event. homemade floats, burlesque and belly dancers, artists, drag queens, dance troupes, art cars and bikes and many entirely wholesome families all coalesce to participate. the parade is said to be the largest art parade in the country and has been thriving for almost 30 years.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

quaintness in new england

in wolfeboro new hampshire on lake winnipesaukee. wolfeboro is the typical charming new england hamlet. this year it is celebrating it's 250th anniversary.
old blue house near portsmouth new hampshire.

Thursday, June 17, 2010

good bloody marys

great jones cafe nyc. low key high color hole in the wall has great bloody marys and ample delicious brunch plates served 'till 4:00 pm.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Thursday, June 10, 2010

chinatown dumpling houses

the most delicious least expensive food in new york. 5 dumplings for $1.00. hot and sour soup $1.00. sesame pancake pork sandwiches or spicy marinated cucumbers for $2.00.




Sunday, June 6, 2010

belmont stakes

we spent all day saturday at the races. belmont is a beautiful park; cavernous space furnished with painted wooden benches, classic green wood walls. what fenway park is to baseball belmont is to racing. because it was the day of the belmont stakes, the diverse crowd was much bigger than usual, made up of serious bettors, weekend wagerers and spectators.

Friday, June 4, 2010

the artist was present

we were at MoMA on memorial day when mayhem broke out. it was the end of the maria abramovic show. as the artist and performer/ participants converged, the cheering crowd swelled and went crazy- people were running through the museum to the overlooking balconies to witness or just to find out what was happening. guards linked arms and stood in front of the throngs crowding toward the overlooks, trying vainly to move people along. on every floor people craned their necks and stretched camera clutching hands over the glass rails, as the crowd downstairs roared and clapped continuously for 15 minutes.