While getting this shot from 11th Street, a guy from the neighborhood told me everybody knew Father Mancini stashed away the collection money somewhere in the brick walls of the church. Maybe that’s why they are taking it apart brick by brick. Are they preserving any of the architectural decorations?
Sirens and pirates clash in Tompkins Square Park. The Pirates added the dramatic tension. The Sirens sang “go to sleep little baby, go to sleep little baby, go lay your bones on the alabaster stones and be my everloving baby” and the Pirates went right to sleep.
The unveiling of the 6th Portal on Avenue A.
Seductive dancing singing Sirens.
Times-Up provided the pirates. The 5th Portal shown behind him was stolen, this is a printed replacement (which was also stolen the next day). Boxcutter Design printed the replacement shown.
Ave A at 6th Street, the Con Ed substation.
Paul Robert Hogan (Merlin)
August 16, 1996
EV Grieve has the story.
While I was taking this photo, a woman who looked like she could have been a long-time neighborhood resident, said to me that Boulton & Watt was a bar that had been at that corner a long time ago. But that seems not to be the case. The artificial aging of the brick and the artistic creation of the faded name on the wall apparently convinced her.
Unless the sunlight catches them just right they are invisible from the ground. They zig-zag along the tops of the light poles on either side of Avenue A. It looks like mono filament to me. What possible use can they have? At points, like in this photo, the zig-zag is continued by thicker, more apparent rope. Neither would be capable of carrying electric current, and the mono-filament would not be strong enough to act as a guy wire. It’s a mystery.
They were making a tremendous clamor until they noticed me pointing my camera at them.