Category Archives: Thrifts

NYC tv hit GIRLS season two begins soon

We went down to Greenwich Village to watch the”GIRLS” shoot……….a scene where they are having a “stoop sale“………New Yorkers version od a “garage sale”.  The show is about a group of young girls who migrate to New York City to map out their lives.

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Lena Dunham [in pink]…..created this series….she is also staring in it as Hannah.

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Allison Williams as Marnie Michaels……….Hannah’s best friend.

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It takes about 100 people to shoot this scene……..Lena gives directions.

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Lena [who is also the executive producer......and head writer]…..checking with the “make-up” girls.

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The lighting guys were so cute……….they should be “extras” on the show.

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She is on the crew………….but I did notice there are no BLACKS on the show.

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Lena Dunham………..Allison Williams………Jemima Kirke……….Zosia Marnet…….  Adam Driver…..and Alex Karpovsky……Christopher Abbot as Charlie Dattalo

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SCRIPT or GRIP………..dunno!

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Costumes for this show come from vintage boutiques in New York……the Brooklyn Flea………and Geminola…………owned by the mother of Jemima Kirke.

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Jemime Kirke………as Jessa Johansson……..kooky “Beatnik” …….back in New York and moves in with her cousin Shoshanna in Nolita.

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Zosia Mamet as Shoshanna Shapiro……….bubbly [ie, annoying]……..a student of New York University……and her baggage is…………she is a virgin. Tho in the last episode she does loose her “cherry “to Ray.

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Don Silver was on hand to offer his services as an extra….non-union.

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Caterers are always on set…………to feed the cast and crew……..I snatched a bagel and a decaf Joe.

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Jemima waiting for her next cue.  Andrew Rannells is also part of the cast.

55 PORTRAITS of New Yorkers

55 PORTRAITS of ………strangers…….friends ……..and relatives………..some who posed for my camera……….and some who didn’t.  All NEW YORKERS  “doing their thing”.

Models……actors………..chefs……….sales clerks……….singers…………musicians

city workers…….students……and various sundry other interesting people.

CLICK ON THE PORTRAIT OF YOUR CHOICE……………and Voila……….it will enlarge.  Have fun viewing my Gallery.

DESIGN ON A DIME……….ART for Sale

Forty One Artists donated their work to this years Housing Works  charity event.  All profits  from DESIGN ON A DIME go to Get a Room for homeless and low-income New Yorkers living with HIV/AIDS.

 

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There is a Herb Ritts photo for sale……”Madonna v. San Pedro 1990″  Herb was a legendary  photographer was struck down by AIDS in 2002.

Housing Works dedicated employees were at the sale to assisting New Yorkers in their selections.

My purchases……an orchid, two frogs and a sofa to be delivered later.

DESIGN ON A DIME……….Floral Decor

DESIGN ON A DIME……..an extravagant interior design benefit presented by HOUSING WORKS at the Metropolitan Pavilion on West 18th Street began on april 26……….and lasts through the week-end.  50 of the worlds top designers participate and create room vignettes.  The founding chair this year is the interior designer James Huniford.

The floral displays were provided by the Michael Day Studio………..and they are spectacular.  Crystal Vases were donated by Christofle.

DESIGN ON A DIME 25 Room Settings

DESIGN ON A DIME………..a spectacular fund raiser……put together by Housing Works Thrift Stores…………raising money for people living with AIDS.  The event is hosted in the Metropolitan Pavilion on West 18th street.

There were 50 room settings this year………..each done by a noted designer……….every thing is donated………and for sale…….all at reasonable prices.  There were hundreds of donors who made this event possible.  A few of them:  ACE HOTEL……….APARTMENT 48……….BALLARD DESIGNS……..CALVIN KLEIN HOME……BLOOMINGDALE’S……… CHRISTOFLE……..COWTAN & TOUT.

SOMETIMES LIFE IS JUST A BLURrrrrrrrrrr

I know a few people that find life easier because it is just a blur……no details to confuse them………Maybe they are the lucky ones.

Rita Ellis Hammer……….singer and former fashion model……always looks chic on the streets of New York.

Peacock that fell off my Christmas tree.

She plays her violin in the subway every day.

Lunch was a blur………..at Il Pomodoro on Columbus………[maybe because I was celebrating another birthday].

Moonrise over my terrace.

I think this is a christmas ornament………..at Macy’s.

Mannequin staring out at me from Bergdorf’s window.

Jazz band in front of the new Century 21 Department store.

Windows on 5th Avenue………….at night of course.

Group of opera singers on the plaza at the Metropolitan Opera House.

Balloon lady entertaining kids on Columbus Ave in December.

Beetles on the wall in my art studio.

Moi.  Trying on hats at Housing works Thrift.

Snow on the lake…………seen from my terrace at night……….of course!

Snow blizzard out my bedroom window……..with tassel.

Handsome man……….on the street ……..at the time warner Towers.

Tom and Marcia ………all done up for Halloween.

Santa in the window at Brooks Brothers on Columbus ave.

Guests at the Boathouse……..by Renoir…….on the wall in my apartment.

Menu at the oyster bar in the Atlantic Grill Restaurant.  The squid was divine, tho the ink was a little too briny.

For me life is NOT a blur………..it was just my Panasonic TZ7 camera out of focus.

19 HEADS and one TAIL

Everywhere I looked today…….it was “Heads UP”.

 

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A WEDNESDAY WALK IN CHELSEA

GLASS TOWERS ARE POPPING UP ALL OVER

This one is on 6th Avenue and 26th street.

DOUBLE DECKER CAR PARK……..$20 PER HOUR

ANGEL THRIFT WAS CLOSED……….

NATE BERKUS was inside doing a shot for his TV show.

Trick or Treaters were in the window.  Cute.

Who donated all the gold?  $5 each.  King Midas…….move over !

A painted window at F I T.

She stole the hat from a witch……….or is she a witch?

The Empire State Building peeping out.

LOST !

For only $10…………spiritual advice!.

Painting in the subway…………over the stairs.

Olde Good Things have a traveling menangerie in a truck.

Woody………

and a Palamino.  FOR SALE.

Ran into a couple of old friends.

Lady GAGA was nowhere to be seen.

Street AD for the hardware store around the corner.

A “Tiger in your tank”……….or a saw in your head !

DRILL……..

“How much is that doggie in the window”?  $900.

BRONZE BALLS outside Fashion Institute of Technology on 7th Avenue.

SIT DOWN.  Take a break……..or take it home !

NEW YORK CITY BALLET

When we got to Lincoln Center………..it was bright and sunny………..no rain in sight……..[we've already had 60 inches  this year] .

Pretty people posed for me………..whats with the RED SOCKS?

Chase Findley wasn’t dancing today…..but was there for all of his admirers.

Security in NYC was beefed up today…………

Clotilde Otranto was conducting today……..Mercurial Manoeuvres……Music by Dmitri shostakovich……..choreography by Christopher Wheeldon.

We picked up our “comps” at the ticket window…………thank you Clotilde.

Curtain up!  I got caught with the camera and was told NO PHOTOS ! ! !

During intermission we views the photos of the dancers along the balcony.

Our friend…..Charles Askegard was dancing today…….”EPISODES”………..choreography by George Balanchine.  Soon Charles will have his final bow.  Farewell performance is October 9th.

Jonathan Stafford joined the company in 1999.

Wendy Whelan has been a principal since 1991.  OMG…..she is such an incredible dancer.

Out on the balcony………..second Intermission……and it is RAINING!

Usually the fountain is surrounded with people…….

Ran into our actor friend……..Shawn Kingston.………who has worked with Tiler Peck a principal ballerina since 2009.

Housing Works Thrift volunteers……….Teddy and Gayle……were our guests today.  To very lovely ladies.

When it rains………a taxi is the only way to get home…….yes, of course we had no umbrellas!

HOUSING WORKS THRIFT………Autumn Event

The HW THRIFT had a fun opening last night to kick off the start of FASHION WEEK IN NEW YORK……..took in $60,000.  Not bad for a thrift store.  The money goes to help people living with AIDS……….meds and rent.

JOY……one of the loyal customers….found a treasure.


CLARK GABEL…..in a box?

FASHION SAVED MY LIFE………..there’s a story there for sure.