we out here

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Vested Interest.

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“KIDS .. DON’T DO DRUGS OR YOU WILL END UP ->”

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“I miss the old Philadelphia.”

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“The yuppies are coming.”

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NY premiere of “THE LAND.”

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Lamborghini Huracan.

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Used motor oil barrels.

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checking in on new york

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Recently I’ve made a few short trips back to New York.

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Vaping: still in.

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Neck tattoos on mannequins: still in.

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Fixed gears: still in.

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Curry Row: still there. Not sure why we were always Panna II people, as I’ve met people who always opted for Milon instead. And has anyone been to the downstairs spots?

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I was surprised to see UFO and seemingly Sace!? on this East Village-based delivery truck. I’m not super up on NYC graffiti, but if that really is a Sace piece (the late artist, Dash Snow), then it’s at least 7+ years old, or is a tribute? Or maybe I’m failing at reading it.

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There’s still room to grow on the east side of Manhattan, surprisingly. This is the site of a former Con Edison plant, and here’s a Times piece about it from 3 years ago.

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Meanwhile, back in Philadelphia.

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043016_10The legendary Dan Deacon performed in my studio’s building last night.

grand cayman, part I

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I’d say that I really like tropical places, but there probably aren’t many people who would say they don’t like tropical places, so I suppose it goes without saying. Grand Cayman is one of the prettier places I’ve had a chance to visit.

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I can never get enough palm trees.

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It’s weird when you look around, and you see stock photography desktop backgrounds.

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Lots of chickens on the island.

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And big iguanas.

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To be continued.

a trip down the tracks

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Recently a few friends and I decided to see what there was to explore around Port Richmond / Kensington. DLISH was in town, so we headed out to the waterfront, two skaters joined us.

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Coal Pier.

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But we were more interested in seeing what was going on with those partially-abandoned tracks that cut through the heart of Kensington — over Aramingo and the other North-South arterial streets.

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After a pit stop, we noticed that things were getting a bit iffy.

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At this point we were in the territory of a few different groups, who made it very clear, very quickly, that we needed to get out.

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The quickest way out was up. Even in the middle of the day in winter, I wouldn’t suggest this area for wandering around.

summer’s really gonna hurt you

Every year I’m sad to see summer go. This year was no exception.

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Visits to Boston.

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A new roof deck.

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This guy.

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And this guy.

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A good, old-fashioned beach trip.

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“FOOTLONGSNA CHO / CHICKEN FLET S B / FUNNEL CAKE P IZ Z”

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Hot tub waterproof uno.

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Welcoming neighbors in Philadelphia.

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DSC_1690I think I found my grandparents’ old car. Not fooling too many people with the faded inkjet “PHILADELPHIA POLICE” print in the window.