sign of the times

sign of the times
a scene we’d love to see more of in NYC!… recently spotted some healthy looking weed budding on top of an air conditioner in the LES. this, and the low flying police helicopters upstate, reminded us that east coast harvest season is around the corner!


High Times Activism Center

Posted on August 27th, 2004 in CityRag Smoke-in | Permalink

breaking news “GOP Has Few Fans In NYC”

breaking news “GOP Has Few Fans In NYC”
CBS has jumped in on calling out the clueless RNC Delegates


New Yorkers:
Good idea – 41%
Should have gone elsewhere – 52%

RNC delegates:
Good idea – 86%
Should have gone elsewhere – 9%

bonus numbers: “New Yorkers express some cynicism about the reasons the Republican party chose New York for its convention. 17% volunteer that they did so to capitalize on the September 11th attacks.”

more links have been added to CityRag’s – RNC Activist and Protest Guide

Posted on August 26th, 2004 in Pressing Issues | Permalink

everyday irresistibility

everyday irresistibility
that Buddy, he’s so dam cuddleable…



Posted on August 26th, 2004 in Buddy the Wonder Dog | Permalink

new LES bar

new LES bar
caught this tip in the weekly email from Nichelle Newsletter
“I heard about the new bar opening on Essex called Boss Tweed’s Saloon and I initially rolled my eyes in disgust. Oh no, not another hipster bar opening on the Lower East Side!… However, I heard today that there is an outdoor beer garden, and I have quickly changed my tune.”

love a good beer garden! checked out their site and found some more juicy news… $2 Buds and Rheingolds ALL DAY!! (and it looks like they’ll have food.) we’ll be checking this one out…

Update: haven’t checked it out yet, but reader C. kindly sent this in…
“walked by there tonight, out with the boyfriend and his best friend, in from long island. (keep this in mind, long island)… it was really, really bad. they were blasting bon jovi really, really loud. plus it was too
bright and way empty. didn’t go in to see the beer garden though so maybe that makes up for it, but it wouldn’t necessarily help the bon jovi factor. it was a good thought though, there, for a minute. and it could improve.” reader feedback ROCKS (and saves us some time) thanks C.!

Posted on August 26th, 2004 in Word on the Street | Permalink

purple MF’s

purple MF’s
conversation in a bar a couple weeks ago…
Us (to cute girl who’s been looking over): “I’m trying to figure out where I know you from?”
Girl: “hey, I used to be at your night at Babyland all the time. I was just telling my friends – ‘I think that’s a bartender I used to know’”
Us: “oh yeah! didn’t you and me and like 5 other girls make out one night? ”
Girl: “I don’t think that was me”
Us: “they all went home and had an orgy”
Girl: “dam, I missed that. I did dance topless on the bar a couple times with a bunch of girls. and I remember you used to make these great shots – purple mother-fuckers”

good reminiscences of Babes in Babyland, purplemfthe Girl Party we threw at Babyland Bar in the 90’s… the party was INSANE. lots of dancing, late nights, hot women and sex. our boy Pete wanted the bar back job, so the trade off was that he had to wear a leather diaper and baby bonnet. turns out the girl we were talking to, Terri, has a cool band these days Triple Crème.

coincidentally, at the Dark Room opening we ran into 2 people who used to hang at another place we bartended, NoTell Motel, and they mentioned the Purple Mother-Fuckers. an excellent summer party drink/shot – a smooth Grape Kool-Aid effect for your light weight friends, but made with quality stuff for drinks snobs…
crushed ice, double shot of good vodka, splash of Chambord, and fresh squeezed lemon, shaken and served straight up. (1/4 lemon per serving, not too much Chambord or it will taste like cough syryp.) beautiful, refreshing and packs a punch!

more Babyland stories

Posted on August 26th, 2004 in Get Your Freak On | Permalink

those funny tourists

those funny tourists
mid-town tourists find new way to look ridiculous… “hey kids – let’s go to New York City and ride one of those giant bicycles”


Posted on August 26th, 2004 in Word on the Street | Permalink

rock this out – classic NY 90’s punk MP3s

rock this out – classic NY 90’s punk MP3s
punk rock is the soundtrack of the east village. it’s subversive, dark, energetic and raw.11268 when you’re lucky it can move you to places where your heart’s pumping, your head’s banging, and you really know you’re alive. here are 2 songs; from 2 of the most KICK ASS bands that ruled the New York underground punk scene in the 90’s. we got permission from a member of each band to post these, so download away – these songs will rock you hard…

“Not Coming” MP3 from Fur a 3 piece band fronted by the raw and real sounds of Holly Ramos

“Booze Cabana” MP3 from The Goops fronted by the brilliant and beautiful Eleanor Whitledge. punk rock rulez!

Posted on August 25th, 2004 in Get Your Freak On | Permalink

Buddy talk

Buddy talk
“don’t go to work. stay home with me”


Posted on August 25th, 2004 in Buddy the Wonder Dog | Permalink