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50 FACES on the streets of New York

Some of these faces will make you SMILE.  Some will STARTLE you.  Some will RATTLE your cage.  I found most of them in thrift shops…….and some of them are now in my apartment.

The Early Morning SUNRISE………..in my apartment

Every morning I arise just as the sun is doing the same.  The apartment GLOWS.……I sit there with a cup of tea and the New York Times………..and bask in the glow.

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I  fell in love with the “pincushion” flower when I visited my dear friend Simmie in Pretoria.  Now I have them year round in my living room.

These little guys are from the POTTERY BARN…………not a gallery in Chelsea.

50 FACES for your Amusement

As I walk about town……….faces abound……….some stare me in the face…………and I stare right back…….and then I take a PHOTO.

MY CUTE FACE…..Age 4

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The elderly couple in the frame………..my Grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. JONES

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Falsefaces, Palefaces, Dogfaces, Typefaces, Doughfaces, Clubfaces, Bonifaces, Hardfaces, Whitefaces, Moonfaces, Fullfaces, Catfaces, Dogfaces…….thats a lot of FACES to face!

MY FACE OR YOURS?

WHY do I love New York so.  The variety of people.  The faces.  They are everywhere.  A photographers virtual feast.

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This MIME was entertaining in the subway.  He was pissed that I took his photo and didn’t drop a dollar into his hat ……….{he was so awful}.

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Magazines, buildings, flea markets, on the street………I come face to face with new faces every day.  I can’t resist snapping a photo.

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Is this pensive enough for you?

STOOP SALE in Chelsea

In NYC we don’t garages……so we have “STOOP SALES”.  You may have seen Lena Dunham of “GIRLS”….and her stoop sale.  Todays sale was on West 22nd street in Chelsea.

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If you haven’t seen “GIRLS”………it is all the rage.  And deservedly so.

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Jemima Kirke on the “GIRLS” show……….siting on her stoop.

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Oh gosh!  Remember the “paint be number” paintings we used to do in the 50’s.

My bedroom walls were covered with them.

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Gino was selling his Victorian scrap.

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I do NOT want to be friends with her !

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Was tempted by these wooden scrolls…….but too heavy to lug home.

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Imelda Marcos of the running shoe.

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This cute little muffin…….was selling his chocolate chip cookies.  Hmmmmmm……….tasty little morsel.

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LEGO……….and she wanted $5 to $10 but you had to assemble your own creation.

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I felt the same way!  Too much JUNK on these stoops.

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“DITTO” !

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$125….and you could wear it home.

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Selling his photographs.  $100 for hald a cup of java.  Double that for the whole cup.

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JUNK !

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Sweet kids………..trying to sell 4 toys and 2 books.

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Carmen Miranda………….the hat was $30. I actually “passed” on this one!

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The “bag lady” was selling “patchwork” bags……….

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He wanted $300 for the pair.  Really???……….  Really !!!

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I bought two paintings from her……..painted on glass in 1804.

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The General Theological Seminary….also on the block ……..was not having a sale……they have no stoop!

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This BROWNSTONE is listed at $8.5 Million.

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You can sit on the stoop for free…………if you want the limestone house attached to it………..that is $10 MILLION.

Lunch at COLETTE in Williamsburg

Lunch at Cafe Colette is worth the schlep to Brooklyn.

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No…..Colette does NOT look like this.

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On the corner of Berry and 9th street.  Easy walk from the “L” train on the subway.

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The room is small…..but oh so pleasant.

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Chaz……….our waiter………frisky and sweet.

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BURGERLICIOUS……..fries divine………….bun………..shudda been toasted.

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Cranberry beans and kale.  Perfect egg and parmesan.  You will need a “Beano”.

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Don loved the burger……….Meredith the beans.

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He/she/it was just passing by.

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Was too chilly to sit in the garden…….but on a balmy spring day it will be packed.

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When they say “tap water”………..you actually get to see the tap.

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Marcy….the bartender………..very tender and charming.  There is “no attitude” at COLETTE………..for that you can stay in Manhattan.

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Further down the street……………pose the THE MAN !

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Vintage hat at MONK………..the Vintage Thrift at 496 Driggs.  $35.

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For $15 this kiss is yours!

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I thought they were very Lucille Ball!  Meredith passed.

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Downstairs from MONK is JUNK.  And I do mean junk!  Tho we did but 2 paintings.

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Did NOT buy this painting……..even at $10.

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ZOMBIE……….$25 bucks.

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These are BROOKLYN size rats……….do NOT feed!

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Time for tea….and it really is the best tea in Williamsburg.

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Pear Blossom tan and Chai Latte for me.  That little green pot seemed to be endless.

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Service with a smile………..and the almond croissant………another please!

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BRUCE LEE at NY Martial Arts.    Bigger than life!

WILD THINGS on the streets of NY

Tourists like to think the street of New York are WILD.  Well, sometimes they are.

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On the bumper of a garbage truck……….looks just like someone in my family.

50 FACES on the streets of Manhattan

There are millions of faces on the streets of New York.  Funny faces, defacements, facelessness,  dogfaces, facelifts, face masks, moonfaced FACES ………..you get the picture !

 

Marilyn Monroe………a face no one can forget.

 

Bang and Olufsen……….[Earphones $300].

Molls and dolls……..Beethoven and hardhats…….Minnie Mouse and clowns……..Picasso and Frieda Kahlo.

 

Cartoons and buffoons

This “Matisse….ish” face was on a four foot vase on the sidewalk at Little West 12th. street.

 

 

John Lennon……..I was home the night he was shot.  Ran out into the street.  Will never forget the screams of Yoko Ono.

 

FACE TO FACE……..everyday IN MY STUDIO

People………family…….and a few critters that I see everyday in my art studio.