p s e u d o r e a l

Better Than Real Because It's Not.

Monday October 08th 2012, 11:59 pm
Filed under: General

(Jul 26) I’ve been coming to this neighborhood for 13 years. At some point a patch of land indistinguishable from an abandoned dump turned into a park. It seemed to spring into being suddenly, though it must have been going on behind the fence for quite a while.

proud to be part of the problem
But first… The Asshole of the Day

The Diallo Mural has been brutally vandalized, undoubtedly by the landlord
More shhamefully, the city just re-armed one of the perpetrators.

bronx river
There it is

or, we painted some of the junk because it's cheaper than removing it
Concrete Plant Park

very trainy
Surrounded by multiple railroads on two sides

and the water, pretty disgusting
It’s pretty

they're probably mutants
At least the water doesn’t seem to be killing the birds

but it's a bunch of crap they couldn't be bothered to remove, nevertheless
It has artistic value

industrial art
But it detracts from the park overall, which needs every inch of usable space it can get.

i hope there's a cure
Catching something

what lives in it is too tough to die
The river of scary water

bet the city spends a fortune 'maintaining' it
Looking back at the wasted space

sadly the united states has no high speed trains
“High” speed trains.

elevated ones especially
There’s plenty of trains here though.

and by greenway we don't mean unidentified mold
It’s part of the “Bronx River Greenway”

the signs
And then it was done

back to penn station
So I left

Thursday February 03rd 2011, 7:25 pm
Filed under: General

(December 8) I have to be up at an ungodly hour to be in the Bronx at 9am.

the colors man, the colors!
This cherry-picker is used to paint the elevated subway lines.
It is covered in splatter of many colors.

Tuesday May 25th 2010, 2:35 am
Filed under: General

I have several times arrogantly been questioned, “Why are you taking photos?” while outside in public, photographing inanimate objects. Twice now in the Bronx.

It’s quarter to Nintendotime.

koopa troopa



Dude, trust me, nobody’s interested in seeing a photo of you.

Wednesday September 09th 2009, 12:00 am
Filed under: General

(August 14) And finally… the footbridge.

bruckner footbridge
The approach

Amtrak rolls like that here.

under and over the highways
Looking ahead

nuts and bolts
The stuff bridges are made of

bruckner traffic
This bridge crosses just about everything except the water.
Had it been further back, it would have crossed that as well.

uninspired graffitti
Looking back

bridge stairs
And down the other side. I found these steps particularly difficult to climb because of their layout.

this message brought to you by the robots of puerto rico
Nobody expects robots in the Bronx.

catching rays
The outside of the Hunts Point Ave. 6 Station.

fancy subway exterior hides the crappy interior
They should have spent more money on the inside of the station instead of the outside.

hoe ave.
Who you callin a hoe?

Sunday September 06th 2009, 4:00 pm
Filed under: General

(August 14) Finally approaching the footbridge, artwork caught my eye. I diverted, to discover the Bronx Charter School for the Arts.




bronx charter school for the arts mural

mural credits

critical thinking

bronx charter school for the arts

graffitti art

art graffitti

It’s not the hole in his chest, or his extracted heart that causes his anguish. It’s the sign on his head.

fish tail

fish head

or maybe they mean another kind of grass?
Keep off the grass you lousy kids!

the land of no.
No parking either!