A mean MOTHER TRUCKER………nyc

URBANIMAL…..the graffiti artist……at work on a truck.  Parked on Columbus Ave and 73rd street.

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Looks like a rip on PICASSO…….or……???

VINTAGE PHOTOS…………NYC and beyond

Vintage Photos and Barker’s Mineraltone for HOGS….

The GRAND GROCERY was actually down on GRAND Street.

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And they all look like they are chewing on a “chaw”.

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One line for “coloreds” and one line for whites!

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Pigs feet and kraut……….10 cents…….or a shave…..same price!

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Are those autos old Ford’s?

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Pepsie was 5 cents and oranges were a penny.

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NEHI…was 5 cents a bottle when I was a kid.  Orange was my fave.

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THE AIR MAIL…………with Doug Fairbanks!

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Pure as Sunlight!  Right !!!

 

LUNCH at the BLT Bar and Grill

The BLT BAR & GRILL is the place to eat in the Wall Street area……..if you’re having a “BURGER” attack……….and maybe a beer.

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Make your way to 125 Washington Street…….in the Downtown “W” Hotel.  The interior is “hip”…..[but a bit dark].

You’ll have more fun out on the patio under a shady umbrella.

The pizza is nothing to rave about so stick to the devine burger.  RARE !!!

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Just across the street is the site of the new 9/11 memorial pools……….

VIEWS of the 9/11 Memorial …..from the W HOTEL

This is the view of the new World  Trade Center from the penthouse apartments of the W New York Residences.

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The 9/11 MEMORIAL takes up the footprint of the old World Trade Center Towers.

CLICK ON your favorite view to see the apartment

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Apartment 56B and 55F have just been sold……but others are available in the $5 million range.  The apartments are quite small……but the views are worth it.

KELLY RIPPA blows her BUBBLES…….

I was walking past the ABC Television Studios this morning…………and there in the street was KELLY and MICHAEL.

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It’s a Bubble Bucket with a fan………..500 bubbles per second!

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The goo is called….”ZILLION BUBBLES”

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She was hitting everybody within reach with her “SUPER GUN”.  What fun!

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The men with the cue cards were telling her what to say.  DUH !!!

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Four of these gizmos ought to do the trick.

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You go BRO!

 

HOMELESS rate is up in NYC

Manhattan’s Homeless rate is up 7%, but on the Westside where I live…..it is up 14%.  56,000 are sleeping in homeless shelters….and thousands more are sleeping in the streets…….in the parks…….in the subways and on church steps all over town.

You can CLICK ON

any of these poor people and get a closer look at their condition

It is heartbreaking.

More than 1000 children are living with their families in these shelters……….this is a tragedy.  Many of these families have been evicted from their apartments unable to pay the rents that landlords are charging.   A studio apartment in Manhattan can cost between $3000 to $4000 a month.

9/11 MEMORIAL nyc / World Trade Center

This NEW YORKER magazine cover is spot on.  Lots of tourists.  Selfies.  Century 21 shoppers.  Security.  Hawkers of 9/11 picture books.

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The memorial can be viewed every day from 7:30 am until 9 pm.

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The 9/11 MUSEUM……..shows so many pieces of mangled wreckage…….cluttered with everything……….and portraits of the dead………..it all left me feeling uneasy.  There was not a single place for quiet contemplation…….no place to sort out all your thoughts of the tragedy that occurred on that awful day.