My good friends Kathleen and Tom got married this past weekend, and I had the honor of shooting the event. (Though, full gallery not available quite yet). The ceremony and reception were in Nolita/Soho. When the couple left in Tom’s vintage VW truck, it drew quite a large crowd on Spring Street.
So I need to work on my stenciling skills. Regardless, a big thanks to America for the large victory!
Pay-O-Matic in South Slope, Brooklyn.
The annual NYC Marathon went through South Slope last Sunday morning. There was certainly some pain on people’s faces by mile 6.
“Bunny for Obama.” There were also a few people running in full Braveheart costumes.
• I think Thievery Corporation’s role in globalization (and I don’t think the world always automatically has to have negative connotations) is greatly unacknowledged. I mean, I know I’ve probably said this before, but so many restaurants (especially Thai restaurants in NYC, and I’m pretty sure I heard it in a real Thai restaurant in Thailand last month) can’t seem to avoid playing “Lebanese Blonde.” And I heard it yesterday during the Future of Web Design conference. But maybe there’s no coincidence — the track is safe, entirely instrumental, could maybe fit into the horrible generic label of “world music,” and kinda is genuinely good. I just think that the band’s songs may be more ubiquitous in NYC than perhaps even super-old Michael Jackson songs.
• Speaking of bands, during the voting queue on 7th Avenue yesterday, Jason of The Bloodsugars informed me of a few more spots in South Slope I hadn’t yet discovered: the 24-hour Mexican bakery on 5th Ave that has tacos and tortas (aside from normal bakery stuff), plus the slices at Luigi’s Pizza (also on 5th) come highly recommended.
• Also, happy birthday this past weekend to Hillary!
Some bright green parrots in a tree near my apartment. Their high-pitched chirping is kinda nice.