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see you @ dumbo arts fest this weekend


i am showing work with the 365 days of print folks for dumbo arts fest this weekend.

including this work about the discovery of 96 new star clusters.

also included in the show is a work inspired by a story written by corky siemaszko for the ny daily news


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Posted by on September 22, 2011 in art, artshow, brooklyn


come to the hearts and crafts affair!

sunday sunday sunday may 4th noon ’til 6 pm

193 Meserole Ave @ Diamond St

in the GP (greenpoint, brooklyn)

bands and art and crafts and cafe’ <<<cafe grumpy

yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay i hope to see you!


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okay so now i miss living in brooklyn.


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happy 07.07.07!

yaaay for lucky 7/7/7.
today james went to see the boredoms and 77 drummers!
i opted out b.c. of madness–too many people and long lines, waiting waiting waiting.
the boys arrived @ 2.30 pm and didnt get in until 6pm, the show started @ guess when?
7pm. (and james says it was AWESOME!)
i kinda regret not going, but i am also sure it was for the best.
i think steven took photos so i shall post some laters.
guess what next year is? 08.08.08 and someone awesome has
a birthday that day….yup,
its me.
i like this dorkeee show james found for me
delicious tv
i think i will make this tomorrows

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Posted by on July 8, 2007 in brooklyn, tv, vegetarian


my famous hubby.

james is acquiring a following, at least in the greater brooklyn area!
we must go back to this to see when the “redfro fever” began. NYTimes loves james+steveNYTimes loves james+steve
and let us not forget collegewit’s coverage of the studio red vending machine contest.
check out thelive action james over here.
i am officially starting a pictures of james flickr group for non-friends of james, but first i have to come up with a better name! suggestions?


what to do today (sunday)

yesterday and today crafty goods will be looked at, touched, and sold @ mccarren pool from 11-6pm. go here to find out more, or if you missed it, b.c. they have linkies to crafty sites and such.
and james is @ roosevelt island with steven for toddp bbq
Sunday’s SPRINGTIME UNAMPLIFIED ACOUSTIC BBQ on Roosevelt Island! Last year’s was so so beautiful! Lots of folks playing acoustic on an island right in the middle of the East River, the city and the river swirl serenely around you – you could throw rocks at the Midtown Skyline. And there’s this ruined castle-like 1850’s city smallpox hospital! -BUT- it’s going to be hot so -PLEASE- bring yr beach umbrellas -&- sunscreen -&- blankets -&- lawn chairs -&- little bbq grills -&- stuff to grill!
–SERIOUSLY– bring food -&- grills -&- charcoal!!! Bring yr acoustic guitars -&- toy percussion -&- toy pianos and (maybe) we’ll all have a big jam at the end! Bring yr Dad too – it’s Father’s Day! If it rains it’ll get rescheduled…
^that part was from toddp bbq
yesterday was tom’s bday and dinner party, and was the 2nd week of the williamsburg csa….yumm! lots of organic strawberries last week and this week, so good.
happy weekend!


the pool will again be a pool, eventually.

from NY1


Residents Brainstorm Ideas For Future Of McCarren Park Pool

June 14, 2007

The pool at McCarren Park has been deteriorating since the 1970s, but Wednesday night the public got a chance to help decide what will become of the space. NY1’s Jeanine Ramirez filed the following report.

The McCarren Park pool has been fenced off for decades, causing weeds to grow out of the pavement and a water fountain to become rusty.

But it will soon be brought back to life for the residents of Greenpoint and Williamsburg, after the city allocated $50 million as part of its new budget deal.

“It’s really like a miracle,” said Phyllis Yampolsky of the McCarren Park Conservancy. “Nobody expected this, [it’s] really like a miracle.”

Wednesday night, the Parks Department and the local community board held a brainstorming session, which allowed the public to weigh in on how to spend the money.

Residents were broken up into teams to come up with ideas on what they’d like to see as part of the renovation.

Designs for the McCarren pool site have to include three things: swimming, year-round use, and preservation and re-use of the existing buildings, like the archway and the bathhouses. Dozens of ideas were thrown around: performance spaces, rock climbing walls, diving pools and water flumes.

“It’s a park that we all use and would love to see be used year round, in terms of having a pool, having an ice skating rink, having things for the teenagers,” said resident Robin Hagert.

“I’m excited about the renovation of this wonderful city space for all generations,” said Mike Palms, another local resident.

McCarren pool was built in 1936 during the Great Depression, as one of a series of ten pools opened throughout the city. Then, during the fiscal crisis in the 70s, it fell into disrepair.

The pool was shut down in 1983 to be fixed but the repairs never happened.

“I was born and raised in the neighborhood,” said Community Board 1 District Manager Gerald Esposito. “It’s where I learned to swim. It’s a great facility. It was there for all of North Brooklyn. It was a regional pool. And it’s missed greatly by the people of the community.”

McCarren Park is the epicenter of the neighborhood and efforts to revitalize other areas of the park are already taking place. Across the street from the pool site, a track and astroturf field were added last year. There are also plans to build a skate park.

Over the last several years, the pool has had an interim use as a summer concert venue. But the Parks Department says it has an aggressive timetable to get the space up and running year round.

“I’d like to get the first shovel in the ground in the Spring of ’09,” said Juliis Spiegel, the Brooklyn commissioner of the Parks Department.

Preliminary designs are expected to be ready by the end of the year.

-Jeanine Ramirez
i love swimming!


spiderman lost his mask on B61 bus

can anyone help?
if found please email or flickr comment or message on photo above (click photo)

craigslist ad w/photo

spiderman lost his mask on b61 bus

Reply to:
Date: 2007-05-22, 1:58PM EDT

spiderman, marco, and abe were taking the B61 bus to sadie’s 5th birthday party sunday morining around 10am from Williamsburg to Greenpoint. if anyone finds spiderman’s mask please email me. Thanks so much!
below is attached the most recent photo of spiderman with cousin chad.


shares still available for the williamsburg CSA

here is an email i got from the williamsburg csa
csa=community supported agriculture.
so you can still sign up for shares!

There is still time to join the Williamsburg CSA for the 2007 growing season.
[so yeah, tell your friends, spread the word…we are still accepting members]

All share types still available {Veggie, Fruit, Egg , & Flower}
There is still time to upgrade from half to full shares or add a flower or egg share.
(Hint hint: you can never get enough vegetables or fruit, the eggs are amazing; and those flowers are pesticide-free and quite a steal at 7 dollars for a pollution free bouquet)

Come on out to any of these sign up events:
(Remember…balances are due by the last sign up, May 31st)
Feel free to make payment in person @ any of the sign up events;
[it speeds up the process and makes the whole end of season accounting scenario so much easier and streamlined]

Garden of Eve Farmers Market stand
@ McCarren Park Green Market
Sat May 19th 8am-Noon
Sat May 26th 8am-Noon

Bicycle Fetish Day 2007
Brought to you by the City Reliquary Brooklyn Civic Riders B.C.
May 26th 12 – 6 PM in Williamsburgh, Brooklyn
Havemeyer St. btw. Grand & Hope Sts.
Williamsburg CSA “hearts” sustainable transportation…
i mean, what does it matter if you ride your bike everywhere
if your tomatoes drive all the way from California
Bicycle Fetish Day will be a fun affair of contests, live music, food, raffle prizes
and a table hosted by the Williamsburg CSA, dishing out farm fresh goodies and signing up new members

Last Day (a.k.a we need to getcha $$ honey)
Thurs May 31st 7-10pm
Zipe Zape Tapas Bar
Corner of Metropolitan Ave & Berry in Williamsburg

full share prices:
veggie- $485
fruit- $245

half share prices:
variety pack-$490

(These prices do not include the $10 cash administration fee which is due upon sign up.)

This is the last email blast to remind people to sign up.
From here on out, we will only be sending out emails to members.
Right now, our Member email list is 85% complete but we are working on getting everyone added.
(sorry guys, but i must float the disclaimer…the core group is all volunteers who organize the CSA in our “free” time for “fun”.
we try our hardest, but we have hundreds of emails to enter so it takes time)

Everyone who has signed up (and gave us their email) should receive a confirmation email by Sunday June 3rd.
This email will explain pickup & assign half shares to A or B week schedules.
(if you do not receive an email by Sun June 3rd, please email with your membership #)

Because we are such a big CSA and we have a lot of big goals for our CSA,
we would like to invite anyone who is interested to join the Core Group.
We will be having monthly meetings (the first sunday of every month) rotating between Williamsburg & Greenpoint
Email with the subject line Core Group for more info.
Our first monthly meeting will be Sunday June 3 at 11:00 in Greenpoint near McGolrick Park.
(RSVP for address. Not to be private or anything, but this email is going out to a big group including non-members so we don’t want to post someones house address. thanks for understanding)

At this meeting, we will be going over the 2007 #s, the low income share program, the “leftover” share food donation, weekly newsletter emails, the blog, monthly events, trips to the farm, and all the special projects like fundraisers and murals and lots of other exciting creative things. There is so much to do and not enough of us to do it…so, if you would like to get more involved in local sustainable food systems, then come and join us!!
(Everyone is welcome; all people and opinions are respected; their is no hierarchy–newbies as well as old timers are encouraged to get involved!)


art and dance.

sounds like a fun idea. step 1 **download soundtrack at home. step 2**meet at a gallery. stepS 3+4**be by yourself with your ipod on, and be with lots of people experiencing the same music and space as you. the show is well named, inside yourself. and smells like the whole living in nyc with your ipod on experience.
193 Grand St.
718 388-2882
Fri-Mon 1-7

info on opening of inside yourself
on Saturday, February 24 @9pm
show up from February 23 – February 26, 2007.

“INSIDE YOURSELF” a mobile clubbing video dance event featuring gallery artists and special guests:

Jason Glasser, Patrick Martinez, Caroline McCarthy, Stefan Nikolaev, Fabien Verschaere

Clem Snide founder (and Parker’s Box artist), Jason Glasser airs unreleased music from his upcoming Fruitkey album, Chevaline. Meanwhile Patrick Martinez maintains his underground rock n’roll persona (most recently seen in South America with his experimental-trash band, Läpin Kultä) and offers a rare screening of his classic 1997 karaoke-in-the-shower video: In the Heat of the Morning (After David Bowie). Stefan Nikolaev’s video: The Screensaver / the hard disk / the disk, defies gravity in more senses than one with its Bulgarian pop cover songs, and Caroline McCarthy provokes and teases with her fake Beethoven piano rendering. Last but far from least, Fabien Verschaere’s new video Seven Days Hotel, is accompanied by the soundtrack of the same name by the French artworld badboy band, Liquid Architecture, (lead by the French critic/curator, Jérome Sans), remembered in New York for their unique live concert at Jeffrey Deitch Gallery in 2005…

Music by Fruitkey (courtesy t-rec records), Liquid Architecture (courtesy Naïve records), Nikolaev Bulgarian mix (courtesy Galerie Michel Rein)…and additional special guests & effects!

“Williamsburg After Hours” event: up to 50 galleries open until 11PM, + after party, +RAW mags, +special events etc…

“Inside Yourself”, A mobile clubbing video dance event featuring gallery artists and special guests: Video artists: Jason Glasser, Patrick Martinez, Caroline McCarthy, Stefan Nikolaev, Fabien Verschaere. Music including Fruitkey (courtesy t-rec records), Liquid Architecture (courtesy Naïve records), Nikolaev Bulgarian mix (courtesy Galerie Michel Rein)… …and additional special guests! Soundtracks to the videos will be available free at and can be downloaded so that visitors can synch their MP3 players to the videos and start dancing with the volume pumped right up at 9PM on Saturday February 24 at Parker’s Box Make sure you bring your MP3 player- (and your own choice of tunes if you don’t like those on offer!!!). February 23 – 26
Opening: Saturday February 24, 9pm.
tomorrow night. download music now, dance tomorrow.

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Posted by on February 23, 2007 in art, brooklyn, music, new york, williamsburg