p s e u d o r e a l

Better Than Real Because It's Not.

Sunday October 28th 2012, 3:13 am
Filed under: General

(Oct 6) preed came to town, his first visit since 2007. I didn’t get to spend enough time with him the last time because Billy had just begun his death spiral. This time Paul probably saw more than enough of me. This is that story. <insert Law & Order sound here />

welcome back to new york
Paul came to town

big. metal. earth.
He stayed in the Columbus Circle area

The crazy people were there to greet us

i finally held an event at the atrium
He gave a talk at the Wall St. Atrium

viza identified the deli from the photo of the food
We had lunch at Katz’s. The live entertainment was a family that repeatedly left their baby unattended at the table where it sucked on a mustard bottle.

the future rudolph guiliani bridge
We walked to Brooklyn across the Brooklyn Bridge

eventually to be renamed the mario cuomo bridge
Then walked back to Manhattan across the Manhattan Bridge

where many things are for sale
We made landfall in Chinatown.

mugged in ny, high tech style
Someone in the Bronx who works at the Irish bar he ate at cloned his card to buy a $1000 phone.

Tuesday June 02nd 2009, 3:27 am
Filed under: General

(May 16) I needed to go for a walk.

a case of crabs
I was feeling crabby, but I had a better day than these guys.

whatever those signs say
I went to Chinatown.

though what you get for that...
Where you can still get a $5 haircut.

It’s a very interesting neighborhood, and I haven’t seen much of it yet.

i couldn't read a thing
I think this is the neighborhood signpost.

manhattan bridge
As usual, dusk was settling into evening.

This seemed to have captured everyone’s attention.

an ending
The Hong Kong Supermarket had burned down.

Friday May 22nd 2009, 4:26 am
Filed under: General

(May 10) I went back to DUMBO.

so much fail you need a mop
This building happens to be owned by the MTA itself, and long ago became a symbol of the agency’s FAIL syndrome.

the kicks of the damned
Everyone knows sneakers grow on bridges, not trees.

DUMBO Delights

twilight under the brooklyn bridge

brooklyn bridge

this eagle doesn't fly

must be good, eh?
Grimaldi’s, one of our famed pizza places with a line around the block.

brooklyn in the evening


Sunday May 10th 2009, 5:39 pm
Filed under: General

Another thinking tour. My return to the Brooklyn Bridge. Didn’t come up with any good ideas.

china ownz us
This journey began in Chinatown, on Canal St.

While talking to Tony, I ran into this metaphor for our financial system

The Temple of Daniel

no thanks
Sushi, Blimpie, Pizza, and Pasta. Ohhhh kay!

red and white
Thanks to the Empire State Building, it’s a little different every time I’m here.

Brooklyn. The Bridge.

people, some real, one not
I wandered back down Smith St., past this illusion

it's never really dark in brooklyn
And then along Carroll, back to pseudoreal headquarters.

Monday September 08th 2008, 10:52 am
Filed under: General

(August 30) Visit to the Manhattan Bridge, walking from DUMBO, Brooklyn to Chinatown, Manhattan, continued.


brooklyn bridge over east river
Span of the Brooklyn Bridge

walkway wisdom
More advice from the sages that inhabit the metropolitan area bridges

fdr drive

… you rawr, we all rawr

no, *you* suck.
I’ll bet it says that to everyone on the bridge


chinatown street

graffitti for the benefit of subway riders

none of it in chinese

the view from chinatown

roof graffitti

on the wall

the air isn't white, therefore not beijing
Can you tell it’s not Beijing?

to the bridge!
Almost there now!

green, yellow, red

mr. sparkle!
Homer Simpson says buy something!

on the ground in chinatown
Peking duck? (Peking Pork?)

the end
The end of any adventure. The gift shop.