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Pink Thing of The Day: Abandoned Fancy Pink Shoe

pink satin shoe photo by gail worley
All photos by Gail

People discard the most amazing stuff that, in any other lifetime, I might seriously consider picking up and taking home with me, if it weren’t for the Covid. I’m not sure if the Covid could live on a pair of Fancy Hot Pink Satin Pumps (with a rhinestone embellishment, no less) but I am not taking any chances.

pink satin shoe photo by gail worley

I spotted the shoe on Avenue B when I was in the home stretch of daily walk. With a bit more sleuthing, I found its mate close by.

pink satin shoe photo by gail worley

You can clearly see by the pristine, black heel-guard that these shoes have never walked even one step on a NYC sidewalk.  Adding to the temptation to snatch them: the box was also found to be close by. Sadly I had to leave them be; because, Covid.

pink heeled shoe photo by gail

These stunning pumps are made by Nina Shoes and appear to sell for about $79 — pretty reasonable, really. Sadly, the reason why they were just abandoned on the streets of the East Village will remain a mystery.

Pink Thing Of The Day: Abandoned Pink Cowboy Hat

pink cowboy hat photo by gail worley
All Photos By Gail

Confession: there is often a hidden agenda with regard to my daily walks — I’m looking for stuff to blog about. Since I’m not going to any events, exhibits, restaurants, or shows I must seek inspiration from what I can photograph from the streets. I am rarely disappointed. Behold today’s Pink Thing, found resting amid a group of furniture that had been set out curbside for the garbage truck. I spotted this pristine and fancy Pink Cowboy Hat from the corner, and moved closer to investigate.

pink cowboy hat photo by gail worley

First Sighting

pink cowboy hat photo by gail worley

I certainly wouldn’t recommend taking anything from the trash in this current environment (#covidlife) but I’m glad I was able to preserve it for the blog!

pink cowboy hat photo by gail worley

Spotted on East 3rd Street Near Avenue B, in NYC’s East Village.

Pink Thing of The Day: Abandoned Baby Carrier

abandoned baby car seat photo by gail worley
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I suppose it could have been worse: whoever this delightful Pink Polka Dot Baby Carrier belonged to could have put it in their vehicle, and driven away without their baby!

abandoned baby car seat photo by gail worley

Another possibility is that the owner had purchased a new carrier for their baby, and thus left this one out on the planter’s edge for someone else to pick up. But in this Covid-contaminated world, who would feel safe doing that?

abandoned baby car seat photo by gail

Answer: no one.

Pink Thing of The Day: Abandoned Pink Minnie Mouse Toy Car

Abandoned Pink Minnie Mouse Toy Car By Gail Worley
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Oh, what fun it is to spot treasures in the trash. I can’t help but wonder what decided the sad fate of this very fun-looking pink toy car, whose official name is the Disney Minnie Mouse Hot Rod Coupe Ride-On Toy by Kid Trax. While this polka dot marvel does not look terribly Hot Rod-like to me, it sure is a sweet ride. Let’s check it out!

Disney Minnie Mouse Hot Rod Coupe By Gail Worley

This car features a Reclining Passenger Seat, and the dual side mirror appears to be in good working condition.

Disney Minnie Mouse Hot Rod Coupe By Gail Worley

Drive in luxurious comfort with the spacious Minnie Mouse-Shaped Driver’s side Headrest! Also note: Vanity License Plates!

Hello Kitty fans surely will appreciate the Bow detail on the windshield. Factory-fresh models sell for $267.00 (plus shipping) on sale now at Walmart!

Spotted On Avenue C Between 5th and 6th Streets, East Village, NYC.

Pink Thing of The Day: Abandoned Pink Octopus Baby Toy

Pink Octopus Baby Toy
Photos By Gail

It’s bad enough that this adorable tiny Pink Octopus Toy designed for an infant crib was thrown out like so much garbage. It’s even worse that it was thrown out on the corner of a busy street (Second Avenue, to be exact) rather than being disposed of properly in a private garbage bin. For fucks sake, New Yorkers, have some respect for your city. Litterbugs are the worst!

Pink Octopus Baby Toy
The Cuteness

Pink Thing of The Day: Discarded Abby Cadabby Doll

Abby Cadabby Doll
Photo By Gail

Oh man, what is sadder than an abandoned toy? I spotted this rag doll,  a Sesame Street character who is a magical fairy called Abby Cadabby, tossed between a dumpster and a garbage bag near Campos Plaza on East 14th Street. Her Bright Pink yarn hair caught my eye immediately. I feel sadness. I’m sorry I could not save you, littler Pink-haired fairy muppet doll!

Abandoned Gold Mannequin Torso

Gold Mannequin Torso
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On the way to the laundromat with a load of clothes, I passed by this spray-painted gold, female mannequin torso, which has been discarded curbside, atop an old wooden cabinet, and other assorted detritus, on East 14th Street in anticipation of the weekend garbage pick up.

Gold Mannequin Torso 1

I can’t say if the black magic marker designs on the nipples is part of the artwork, or just the evidence of neighborhood teenage boys acting like juvenile idiots.

Gold Mannequin Torso Back

She had additional “comments” scrawled in the same black marker on her backside. I can only assume they were rude in nature.

Gold Mannequin Torso Upshot

I hope an artist found her and took her home.

Video Clip of The Week: “Abandoned” by Prevrat



While there are what feel and sound like Eastern European sensibilities in the music of Post-punk/electronic artist Prevrat (aka Ric Gordon), he is actually from right here in the US – Kansas to be exact. I like the arty, sci-fi images in the video for “Abandoned” that complement the music’s mix of techno elements and melodic, soft rock. At it’s core, “Abandoned” is an exercise in minor chord moodiness that reminds me favorably of 80s post-punk bands like Tears For Fears.

“Abandoned” is from Prevrat’s sophomore album, Symbols, which is available for Name Your Price Download from Bandcamp.com at This Link. Enjoy!

Prevrat Symbols Cover Art