p s e u d o r e a l

Better Than Real Because It's Not.

Thursday March 20th 2014, 10:58 pm
Filed under: General

(Mar 11) Had a meeting in Park Slope, so I wandered through the old ‘hood. The closer I got to my old home though, the more I thought about wheeling Billy to the animal hospital to die.

when i moved here, i was told it was park slope
Welcome to SuperFund site, Gowanus

but don't look beyond this narrow slice
This view is about the only thing that hasn’t changed

but there were no bars on the windows, wtf
I lived here in the apartment on the right, for four years

otherwise, i remember this view well
The tiles on the floor are new

other than the tribute in light
The WTC view is quite new

I have no idea what this thing is

and it's changing again
This place was never not changing.

i just like taking pictures of water towers
This is more or less the same

hard to reach, but generally doesn't stop anyone
I’m surprised no one painted over “Open Your Eyes”

but the paint indeed never was wet
This is funny because the bridge was always covered in “WET PAINT” signs.

looks like it may have changed hands again
This place had been sold shortly before I left

now there's a foundry!
When I left, there were no robots.

Thursday January 21st 2010, 1:15 am
Filed under: General

I left Brooklyn early in the morning on November 9, pushing my granny cart with my mop, bucket, and various items up and down the subway stairs, through Williamsburg, and back to the LIRR, before pushing it another mile down the road to my new location. It was a difficult end to my four years in Gowanus.

I cleared out from one end to the other.

living room
I’m going to miss this place. There’s a lot of good memories associated with it.

Ladies and gentlemen, I have left the building.

Sunday January 03rd 2010, 2:09 am
Filed under: General

November began with nine days left on the lease at my Carroll St. apartment.

root canal, fun fun
Root canal, visit one of five. Tony said “pics or it didn’t happen.”

It’s hard to see, but that’s a rooster, full of peppers.

Hai. Pull me over plz.
Nice plate. I wonder if the cops are amused.

Ronkonkoma station, the bus stop as well
Back from the dentist, and off to paint “next apartment.”

Ronkonkoma station, LIRR
Painting done, returning to Brooklyn.

Eagle Clothes sign
I finally got a good shot of this. I never realized it was down the block from me.

Carroll St. station
The end is very very near now.

Monday November 16th 2009, 11:16 pm
Filed under: General

October ends, and my 10 day countdown begins.

it's a sign... and a sign
This sign is what my new business idea is about.

Empire State Building from Bushwick
I dropped in on Lindsey and Rachel.

Joe's ATM
Joe’s ATM. Reminds me of the old joke “Would you trust your money with Joe’s Bank?
Someone from the bar this was outside of freaked and wanted to know why I was taking pictures.

There’s always something new on President St.

They’re doing a lot of work here at the Jefferson stop on the L

I’ll note though that all for all the work they do, they’re just replicating a 100 year old system that should have been replaced long ago. It’s the finest early 1900’s technology created today.

That’s a mighty bold claim. I wonder if that’s gone unchallenged.

early christmas
When I took this, I was going to note how ridiculously early the Christmas decorations were.
Then, like with Joe’s ATM I got chased down by some guy who said it was his business and demanded to know why I was taking pictures. When I told him, he sheepishly said “Oh, they’re still up from last year.”

Saturday June 06th 2009, 4:05 am
Filed under: General

(May 25) The end of this journey and the return home.

lover boy

alarm box
I thought these were all gone.

gowanus canal

elevated subway

g subway

firehouse flag
I thought this was a very Memorial Day weekend shot

the bank tower clock
Still, and for the foreseeable future, the tallest building in Brooklyn

ironic sticker
Yes indeed, the Gowanus are some dirty waters.