September 30, 2007

Dean Johnson

Posted in New York, videos I like tagged , , at 3:08 am by carol

Dean Johnson

Ode to Dean Johnson

Icon, Legend, Musician, Promoter, Force of Nature…

Dean & the Weenies, The Velvet Mafia, Mondo New York…

We adore you; we will miss you, like so many Icons, taken from us far too soon.

Scandalous in life, scandalous in death, you have touched so many in this short life.

We are all the better for knowing you.

Selfishly we wanted more.

Many memories flood thru my mind, I have them forever.

Yes darlin’, you are a Celluloid Hero forever

Young & Beautiful!!

Miss you; Love you, thinking of you!

Air Kisses to the masses….. Muah!

http://www.myspace.com/deanandtheweeniesfansite

http://www.velvetmafiatheband.com/

http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2007/09/promoter_and_queer_icon_dean_j.html

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July 31, 2007

Wall Art

Posted in New York tagged , , at 12:20 am by carol

To Do

This is one of the many perks of NYC to me! Wall art is everywhere, sometimes where you least expect it. That is part of the fun, seeing it just appear! Today was one of those lucky days for me. This Giant To Do list is made out of Post Its.

to do

If you are in town and have a pen, add your toughs! It is on the corner of 1st Ave & 6th Street.

To Do Info

July 15, 2007

Koi ponds of the LES, NYC

Posted in Garden, New York, pleasant views, summertime at 11:50 pm by carol

This Saturday I had the extreme pleasure of going on the Green Thumb Koi Extravaganza!  

Koi Pond

It was a walking tour of some of the Community Gardens on the Lower East Side of Manhattan that have Koi Ponds. They were beautiful!

Small pond

We started our tour at the 6BC garden. I just Love this Garden!

2-story.jpg

It is such a jewel tucked away on 6th street between Aves B & C.

pergola

You really forget you are in the city when you step into this garden.

Small building

The 2 floor freestanding building is such a charmer, with vines reaching for the roof, which has solar collector panels on it that power the waterfall in the Koi Pond.

2 story building

A big thank you goes out to Cary who spoke for his garden, you guys do amazing work!

Our next stop was 6th and Ave B Garden, this garden was made famous with its large towering sculpture.

tower

This was on the opening shots of NYPD Blues TV series.

This garden also boasts a large performance stage.

stage

William gave us the lowdown on their Koi pond, thank you for all the great info.

the Koi pond

Our last garden was on 8th St between Aves C & D.

This garden had the largest of all the Koi ponds we saw that day as well as the oldest it is 20yrs old!

 Koi pond falls

They also have some lovely structures’.

gazebo

 Thank you to Jan, Jim & Asami for their wealth of info on Koi & pond care.

Koi

I had such a great morning, hope you enjoy the photos!

June 25, 2007

A Visit to the Flea Market

Posted in New York, pleasant views, summertime at 12:08 am by carol

boxes of stuffoverviewbooth

My good friend Claudia thought that I needed some time away from the gardens and decided to take me to the Flea Market. Sadly these have been downsized greatly.

The 6th Avenue Flea Market was world famous.

Now there are new high-rise luxury apartments where the main 3 spots were.

New Yorkers never say die though…a few have sprouted in the shadows of the skyscrapers, and seem here to stay, for now.

truck of chairsa lions headbeads

There is such a cornucopia of goods, and not so good, to be had for all.

shoesties anyone?

After all the running around it was time for a break!

Pad Thai & Thai Basil Lemondide

Hope that you will enjoy the sample of views….