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

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!

Wednesday November 12th 2008, 4:31 pm
Filed under: General

(October 14) I go to the Hudson Park Library twice a month, but stop just before the park next to the library, which in a nearly infinite New York sort of way, isn’t called Hudson Park, but rather the James J. Walker park. Walker himself, the man the park was named for, was an infamously corrupt mayor who actually fled the country in fear of prosecution. Naturally, a park was named in his honor.

Despite having surely seen it before, when I was last in the park about two years ago, it failed to register in my mind, and thus I was a little surprised when I noticed there was a genuine Keith Haring mural on the wall by the pool.

Nobody Expects The Surprise Haring!

Friday October 31st 2008, 4:04 am
Filed under: General

(September 24) Today I had to go up to the Bronx in the neighborhood of the Amadou Diallo mural. On the way, I spotted several other murals in the area.

the el
The 6 rolling away from Whitlock Ave.

It’s just about the end for both flowers and butterflies.

Something to do with manatees and killer sphinxes

luz estela
This one on the side of a bodega is interesting…

one pissed off dude
Anyone know what this is?

amadou diallo
Amadou Diallo mural

the el
And then I was off to Central Park to see David Blaine.

Sunday August 31st 2008, 3:43 am
Filed under: General

Continuing through Downtown Brooklyn through to DUMBO, I finally arrived in the area. Remembering it only as industrial, I was surprised at how much there was to see.

manhattan bridge
Manhattan Bridge

wooden sculpture

wooden sculpture
Wooden sculpture

driftwood bench
Driftwood bench

Zeus (Bates Wilson)

nature matching system
Nature Matching System, inspired by the color of fresh vegetables and fruits

From here you can see one of the Manhattan wretched “waterfalls”

The Museum of Modern Arthur (?)


forked tracks

tracks and cobblestones

I took the photo because I liked the artwork on the restaurant.
When I got home, I realized that awful Nike sign
is where a Revs & Peek mural used to be.

york st. station
Exit DUMBO here!