Thursday, March 29, 2012

Monday, March 26, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Meat without feet!

This is my all-time favorite delivery van, as it cracks me up very time I see it.

Meat without feet!

It's become something of an obsession for me, stalking it down the Bowery...

Meat without feet!

On Spring...

Meat without feet!

Grand Street...

Meat without feet!

There's no escape!

Meat without feet!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Going green

It's that time of year, when green is celebrated in one way or another...

Whether it be in the beauty of cast iron...

Green beauty

Or in the anticipation of a big win...

Lucky #1

In hair styles...


And other styles...

Green man

As for me, I'll be celebrating this green oasis...

Gilbert's Sculpture Garden

Happy weekend, everyone!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Looking forward

Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.

- Walt Whitman

Freeman Alley

Friday, March 9, 2012

Look through any window

Walking at night.

Up Henry Street...


Along E 15th...

Night Guard

Down 2nd Ave...

My Beautiful Launderette

See you in the morning.

Closing up Shop

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Cash Mob follow-up

A big THANK YOU to everyone who participated in last night's Cash Mob at Odessa Restaurant.  Communities can only survive if we support each other, so your presence meant a lot.

For some first-hand accounts of the evening, check out:

Tripping With Marty

Melanie's Musings

It Was Her New York  (Bloggers gone wild - haha!)

Upgrading the comment system

Due to recent changes with Blogger, I've upgraded my comment system to Disqus.  This should enable easier commenting and the ability to receive follow-up notifications to comments and posts.  This is something that Blogger dropped, and it annoyed the hell out of me, so Disqus will be able to handle this.

Old comments on old posts should reappear (if they are not currently visible) in the next 24 hours or so.

If you have any trouble logging in, commenting, or just have a general complaint about the new system, please let me know.  If you are unable to comment, you can notify me directly at thegoglog[at]

If all goes well, I hope other Blogger bloggers (heh!) follow suit.  Thanks!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Reminder: Cash mob at Odessa - tonight!

Tonight at 6pm, gather your friends and meet up for the very first East Village Cash Mob at Odessa Restaurant on Ave A, between 7th Street and St Mark's Place.

For more details, see Jeremiah's Vanishing New York and EV Grieve.

The purpose is to show support for our local businesses, generating money and buzz.  Odessa was selected (via a vote on Facebook) as the first EV business to mob.  If this goes well, I think it would be a great event to do regularly, with many businesses getting involved.

Come out tonight to meet your neighbors for food, fun, drinks and more!

Heads or tails?

Oh, and bring cash!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012


I've always loved this little townhouse on E 4th Street, which now sits in the shadow of a ginormous finger building.  It lives and breathes, illuminating an otherwise austere stretch of sidewalk.

Evening on E 4th Street

Monday, March 5, 2012

Cash Mob at Odessa

Save the date!  Wednesday, March 7 at 6pm - Cash Mob at Odessa Restaurant.

See Jeremiah's Vanishing New York for further details.  The intention is to show support for local businesses and, if this event goes well, it would be nice to do the same for others.

This is a great way to show community spirit, meet people, and (I hope) have fun!  So, please spread the word and see you there!

And bring ca$h!

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Ten years with Mr Monty

Today is a special day as my little companion has been with me now for ten years.  Way back when, I was still reeling from 9/11 and needed company.  One night, as I was walking up 9th Avenue at 44th Street, I saw this beautiful face with giant green eyes in a shop window.  The rest is history.

Your soul.  I takes it.


Reverend Stephen Phelps and Peter Yarrow

Here is more video from the OWS rally at Union Square on February 28.

First up is the Reverend Stephen Phelps, of Riverside Church, who reminds us "what a human life is for":

Next up, Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary, sings the Great Mandala:

And, because I'm a total vidiot, I chopped off the last 35 seconds.  So, it is...