Photo Friday, a site we previously profiled, has a cool challenge today called “2 by 4” (more info below on the rules) here’s our submission…
“the “2 by 4″ Extra Challenge: Start outside your location (could be your home, school, workplace – it’s up to you.) Travel two units straight in one direction. Turn to your right and travel 4 units. Wherever you are, your mission is to creatively interpret your surroundings. Bring back and post photographic evidence to your website”
we started in our office (waited until it got dark out), walked out 2 cubes and then turned right and went 4 cubes over. ended up at a window over looking 42nd St and capured the Friday night street life below.
secret LES grocery store
les grocery options have always been weak (travel down to the Pathmark at the end of Allen or over to Key Food on Ave A.) the arrival of Fresh Direct is good, but with the rising prices gentrification has brought to the local delis, where can you go to grab those things you need quickly mid-week?… and not have to pay $4.99 for a carton of orange juice or pack of toilet paper?!… Food Corp! the awesome down and dirty Chinese grocery on Ludlow between Rivington and Delancey…
this place looks like a small deli from the outside, but once you step inside it’s another story. bigger than it looks, and the shelves are packed with all kinds of essentials at bargain prices! loads food from cookies to soup, paper goods and toiletries. a 64 oz container of Tropicana OJ for $2.99 (or 2 for $5) pack of TP for $1.99, 4 cans of soup for $3, all kinds of great bargains. they also have some nice Chinese sauces and seasoning. and they are open late! it’s a cool place to have close and handy.
(little shout-out to our friends Spike and Kelly who tipped us off to this place a while back. Spike is an amazing singer/songwriter and is currently touring Australia, if any of our friends down-under wanna check him out!)
midnight walk in the LES
sampling of a late night walk with Buddy thru our hood…
– check out some naked people doin yoga through the Bikram windows
- hey there’s a new Kebab place on Rivington and Orchard. $5.95 for a falafel? fugeddaboutit!
– Essex St Market looks eerily peaceful in the street lights at night
- Arlene’s Grocery and Rosario’s pizza are jumping at this hour
- read some new flyers (this sign says the NY Marble Cemetery is having a free open house this Sat and Sun from 10-4. a cool October weekend thing to do, absorb local history, take some pics and check out the old tombs)
– grab a pint
home again home again diggity-dog
jumped on our favorite V-Lounge this morning
and were snapping some photos of the deserted train, when we noticed something vaguely familiar about the Kenneth Cole “Reactionaries” ad campaign splattered across the car. although not as edgy, there’s an eerie similarity to the PolaroidScene’s website…
and insult to injury, it seems the PolaroidScene.com got some bullshit cease and desist letter (we can’t get the main page to load today, but check there for the full scoop)
the NYPD fucked up
big score for the people who were arrested protesting the RNC and all around human rights today! Charges Against RNC Protesters Tossed Out (Gothamist)
the crazy thing is the NYPD practiced their protest maneuvers for months before the RNC. here’s more of our coverage of the Times Square and New York security drills – June 23, July 1, July 16 pt. 1, July 16 pt. 2
we were one of the first sources to break info and photographs on the “surges” appearing out of no where prior to the convention. the New York Times agreed and picked up on it several weeks after us.
and check this out… TODAY as we were arrived at our office this morning on (planning to write this), we see this (below) on 42nd St between 7th and 8th Aves!…
we approached a couple of the cops and asked what’s up? and were told “it’s not terror related, we’re trying to scare a certain element out of town” – looks like more anti-Bush protests are coming! (or the pre-election escalation of “terror scares” has begun.)
in the shot below Buddy may look happy, but he’s actually sittiing in the window of his vets office freaking out.
November 2 – choose or loose
check out the compelling and moving PSA – “November 2“, filmed and directed by our friend Baldomero Fernandez (it won the MTV Choose or Loose PSA Contest.)
people are listening, caring and acting…
Bush Lead Over Kerry Narrows in New Polls
“A USA Today/CNN/Gallup poll of likely voters taken over the weekend found Bush’s eight-point lead over Kerry in a Sept. 26 poll had evaporated and both candidates would get 49 percent of the vote if the election were held today.”
Flood of new voters in the swing states
“The surge in registration reflects multimillion-dollar efforts on the part of both parties and their allies to find new voters”
Stern gets Sirius about radio
at 8:30 this morning NY radio icon Howard Stern announced he’s inked a 5 year deal with Sirius Satellite Radio that will start at the end of his KROCK contract in 15 months. we couldn’t miss being the first to run this headline. and Sirius stock blows up in 5, 4, 3, 2…