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The Blind Photographing the Blind

by 11/10/2005
Neighborhood: Brooklyn, Dumbo

We had arrived a little late to the Soapbox Car Derby, and the races were already in progress. Hot Saturday afternoon in Brooklyn, occasional wafts of East-River-in-July. First concern, identifying the car of our friend. (It was, without any bias, certainly the best-looking of the cars: a sleek wheeled coffin with a little cockpit for […]

The Condiment War

by 11/26/2003
Neighborhood: Brooklyn, Dumbo

Anyone who passed by the intersection of Adams and Plymouth on the summer evening of August 9th must’ve been confused—violent splashes of every color imaginable had turned a dull concrete lot under the Manhattan Bridge into a gargantuan Jackson Pollock painting. Not that shocking in artsy DUMBO, but closer inspection revealed that this was no […]

Evan’s Ramp

by 05/16/2003
Neighborhood: Dumbo

Snow and cold are anathema to the skateboarder. The winter in New York can be a frustrating time to pursue an activity best done wearing jeans and a T-shirt. Hardcore skaters still hit the streets to skate midtown’s smooth plazas on frigid nights, but that can be a slightly masochistic and uncomfortable experience. One remedy […]

Brushes with Joe Strummer

by 12/26/2002
Neighborhood: Brooklyn, Dumbo

It’s frustrating being over two thousand miles away from home and hearing about the death of the great Joe Strummer, the Clash singer, guitarist. As I read his obituary in the LA Times (on page 1 – nice to see he got the respect he deserves) all I want to do his to listen to […]