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.