Greenpoint, October, 2015

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Trump vs Trotsky

Silver Lake Park
Staten Island is not known for left-wing politics.
An ironic comment in the land of Trump?

Saturday, August 27, 2016

Days of Wonder

Hate the bread, if it is technically bread, but love the trucks.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Signs of the Season

Passing the Marly ("horsepower" in Chinese) sign on the BQE.
Summer is speeding by.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

The Way Back Nine

From his post outside the Fountains cooperative apartments on Clove Road, and across from the Silver Lake Golf Club, Marcus Aurelius has seen a lot of poor putting and tee shots.

Friday, August 12, 2016

Trump Truck

I caught site of this proud, flag-waving Trumpmobile as I was crossing Clove Road. Too late to snap a photo. This being Staten Island, I passed it parked on a side street half an hour later.
The Trump flag: No more _____. Lies, I suppose. (We've entered that Orwellian world, when all lies equals the truth.)
(Photo: Evan Vucci, AP)
Earlier this week, another Trump flag appeared briefly (and was quickly removed), according the the New York Times, at a rally in Kissimmee, Florida.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

You Are How You Park

I have long noticed that some Staten Islanders take a very liberal (or anarchic) view of parking regulations. Stop at the Starbucks on Victory Blvd. and you will regularly see an able-bodied guy or gal pulling in or out of the two handicapped parking spots. The logic here, as near as I can figure, is you leave the spots open unless there are no other spots in the lot.
This car's driver takes things to a new extreme, regularly parking overnight at a hydrant across from my building. I've called 311 to report the car to the police three times, and once got a message back that a ticket was issued. The next time, no response. Where's the fire?

Friday, August 5, 2016

Needles Tapes

Not much remains of the J&R Music World on Park Row, which closed in April 2014. A newspaper store survives and, on the corner, a Starbucks has moved in.

Monday, August 1, 2016