On the Bowery in the East Village. I’ve noticed that a lot of the Obama posters and stickers put up during the election would soon be scratched and torn. But I imagine if someone had the temerity to express their admiration for McCain in a sticker that it would not survive long at all in this neighborhood.
What that durn red nosed dog placed on the Brandie Bailey ghost bike’s seat is an irreverent but not totally unaesthetic addition. Those artificial flowers, still vibrant from the memorial in May, have tarted up the bike of late, possibly drawing the attention of the dog. Previously real flowers were used and when they faded, the dried remnants gave a more solemn air.