Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Read New York

I'm always looking for something in New York. Usually I don't know what it is until I see it but my favorite thing is when something in this city takes me by surprise and of course makes me smile or better yet laugh...

I had to run errands in the middle of the afternoon the other day in the sweltering heat...the first REALLY hot day of this odd New York summer that we are having...and I didn't much feel like having my camera around my neck but old habits die hard. On that particular day I noticed the writing on the walls and then I kept my eyes peeled for it. If you visit New York, take the time to really look at all the street art around town. Admittedly some of this isn't really "street art" but it's still so cool to see what random New Yorkers are sharing out there.

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman
This is the playground right outside my door. There was an artist who was writing this message in beautiful and elaborate script in the East Village and I never got around to actually seeing it with my own two eyes. This is just some kids playing with chalk but isn't it lovely?

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman
This is just fantastic. I passed by it without really looking and then had to go back. "Did I just read right?"...I thought to myself. Indeed I did. Oh so many Vampire Lovers out there (I'm not alone...yay!) The sign was posted on the door of a bank that happens to be next door to Irving Plaza so I'm thinking that it might be for a band that was playing there but honestly...too funny and random.

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman
This one is close to my heart since my family runs a real estate management and development company in New York for almost 30 years and anyone who is a landlord in New York is slightly crazy if not because of themselves then because of years of dealing with tenants. But, come perfect is this even without my personal background? I wiped out the last four digits of the phone number so no one would call to drive the landlord crazier than he apparently already is...

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman
I see this one around town all the time. I googled it and couldn't find anything about it other than other bloggers sharing it. Apparently it has shown up in Philadelphia, too. Either way, it's cool and strange and very random...I love random.

These are awesome, no?

Copyright 2009 Monica L. Shulman

This one if from another day but still so cool, right? I see this tag around town a lot...mostly downtown on the west side and around Soho.

And some more from around town...

One Way

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And this is something else completely. It was a project around the Meatpacking District. Read about it here.

Today's Soundtrack:

One More Last Kiss - Ivy
I love this song. It came up on my Morcheeba station on Pandora and when I looked for it on You Tube to feature it here I saw that it was in March of the Penguins. Well that or they just made the video to the March of the Penguins but either way, I loved that movie too. I cried so much but it's such a wonderful story. Penguins mate for life...such a beautiful thought.

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