a load of fun

a load of fun

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Snow Ass-Fire – one way to stay warm in the snow

When The Uggs Rule The World

TOTC catches some funny and honest snips of a conversation as Dave Navarro chews the fat with Courtney Love

The Yuckiest Little Miniature Golf Course in the West (from ThighsWideShut)

Joe’s NYC has some beautiful city snow scenes

Dress-A-Vac – truth is definitely stranger than fiction on the web! (from BoingBoing)

Posted on January 25th, 2005 in Get Your Freak On | Permalink

East Village dog electrocution last night

East Village dog electrocution last night
wanted to alert friends and readers in the East Village that a dog was electrocuted last night on northeast corner of E. Third St., at Avenue A. there was also an incident in Brooklyn Heights yesterday. this is almost a year to the day that a woman was killed in the east village last year. please be careful out there!

Posted on January 25th, 2005 in Word on the Street | Permalink

Fragglerock and why Deborah Harry kicks ass

Fragglerock and why Deborah Harry kicks ass
from the late 90′s until around 2002, there was a great party that toured the rock club circuit called Fragglerock. Dh_1Fragglerock was put together by some of the East Village’s hottest promoters and drew a wild and mixed party crowd. but what made it great was a house band made up of local rock legends, that would cover one well known 80′s band for each party. they’d practice until they had the songs down, dress up as the band did, and cover their best tunes (big hits and underground classics.) from Guns ‘n’ Roses to Heart – this was not a joke cover night, the band took it seriously, and every party was KILLER! here’s one of our favorite stories from one of those nights….

the party’s at Acme Underground, a down and dirty, rock space below Acme restaurant and Blondie is the theme of the night. the house is packed and everyone in the room is shoulder to shoulder. the band’s amazing and the crowd is jumping. listening to Rapture, someone over our shoulder is singing along kinda loudly. so we turn around and it’s… DEBORAH HARRY! she looks fabulous and is totally rocking out with the rest of the room and gives us a big smile! how fucking awesome is that – Debbie Harry checking out a cover night of her own music! a true rock goddess.

Posted on January 25th, 2005 in NY Stories | Permalink

LES snow

LES snow
shots of “Storm 2005″ from around the lower east side and east village. after a storm in NYC the sanitation department pushes the snow together into massive piles (some 2 stories high) to be scooped up and trucked away.

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Posted on January 24th, 2005 in NY Photos | Permalink

artist workspaces

artist workspaces
Wooster Collective is running a fascinating series of shots of artist workspaces. below are highlights from the first four parts, each filled with photos… Artist Workspaces #1 , Artist Workspaces #2, Artist Workspaces #3, Artist Workspaces #4, Artist Workspaces #5, Artist Workspaces #6

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Posted on January 24th, 2005 in NY Graffiti & Steert Art | Permalink

introducing the amazing wonder ball!

introducing the amazing wonder ball!
you can run with it. hold it behind your head.
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talk into it. use it as a pillow.
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it’s the amazing WONDER BALL, with thousands of uses, you’ll wonder what he’ll do next!

Posted on January 24th, 2005 in NY Profiles | Permalink

Lower East Side Food Tour testimonials!

Lower East Side Food Tour testimonials!

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this summer we put up a bunch of information and a homemade map for a Lower East Side Food Tour that highlights some of the LES’s very best ethnic and carry out food. this last weekend 2 readers took the tour and sent us nice email with some cool testimonials. so we thought we’d throw up the testimonials and repost a link to the tour and map incase you’re in the LES and looking for something to do in the snow this weekend (and maybe we’ll see you along the way. that strudel is looking good…)

TXP writes “hey wanted to give you city rag folks a shout and let you know that after reading your blog (and enjoying it for months) that we hit nyc this past weekend and had a blast following some of your recommendations… managed some of the “food tour”. tinys is killer, economy candy the bomb, that dumpling spot was great” (TXP also wrote that they found Epstein’s Bar to be a cool and welcoming spot.)

And Black Lilly took the tour and had a yummy time! she LOVED Sugar Sweet Sunshine (and spotted Buddy’s pic on the wall :-) and even ran into our fave guy at Russ and Daughters!

Posted on January 21st, 2005 in Eat This | Permalink

dead wood

dead wood

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Oh SNAP – this fantastic photo was caught by Low Culture on Getty Images. Check out Low Culture’s hilarious Golden Globes post for more.

Posted on January 21st, 2005 in Celebrity Gossip | Permalink