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NYC Pride Activities for June 26th!

all you need is love by sipros photo by gail worley
All You Need is Love By Sipros for The Bushwick Collective (Photo By Gail)

I can’t believe that Pride Month is coming to a close already, when it should really be celebrated all year! Wah! You still have time to celebrate Pride with many activities, including the Parade, planned for today, June 26th. Get all the details at This Link!

all you need is love by sipros photo by gail worley

This Mural, which went up on June 15th, 2022, was located on First Avenue near 16th Street on the front window of the Stuyvesant Town Leasing Office, but was taken down in early August.

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Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King

mlk quote photographed by gail worley
Photo By Gail

While Dr. Martin Luther King’s actual birthday was January 15th, the US honors and remembers him on the third Monday in January for a Federal Holiday known as Martin Luther King Day. It is the only such holiday that honors an Africa-American. We need to change that. Please celebrate the work of Dr. King today by being kind to your neighbor, whatever that means to you. One of MLK‘s best known quotes was projected on an apartment building at 14th Street and First Avenue over the past week and I stopped to take this photograph so that I could share it here.

Holiday Photo Of The Day: Letters For Santa Mailbox

letter to santa mail box photo by gail worley
Spotted In Stuyvesant Town, East Village NYC (Photo By Gail)

Seasons Beatings, Dear Readers. Is the sending of Christmas / Holiday cards something you enjoy doing? I generally do. I don’t think I’ve missed a year of mailing out dozens of cards to friends and family since I moved to NYC 32 years ago. But this year it’s been difficult to rustle-up the energy to get the card-sending thing together. Confession: that’s mostly due to my lack of access to a printer for creating the address labels, and the fact that my hands don’t work quite as well as they used to for holding a pen for hours on end. Just being serious! Continue reading Holiday Photo Of The Day: Letters For Santa Mailbox

Stained Glass Mural By @Tapeartist on Avenue C Bus Shelter

Tape Artist Bus Station
All Photos By Gail

When I arrived for the start of my morning commute at the bus stop near the corner of Avenue C and 14th Street, adjacent to Stuyvesant Town, I encountered a lovely surprise in the form of this psychedelic tape mural stretching across the back glass of the bus shelter. The geometric design by E.S. Klein, also known as Tape Artist, (@tapeartist) must have gone up prior to this past holiday weekend. I love it!

Tape Artist Stained Glass Mural Detail

The multi-color design is meticulously applied and really brightens up the bus shelter. My guess is that Klein put this up over the course of couple of late night sessions.

Tape Artist Tag

I hope that the City and the MTA lets it stay up.

Bus Stop Sign

If you want to add the Stained Glass Tape Mural to your next Urban Street Art Safari, here is the Bus Shelter’s location.

Bus Shelter

Tape Artist Stained Glass Mural Detail

Update: As of Friday 10/13 at 7:30 AM, This Mural Has Been Removed. Sadness!

Pink Thing Of The Day: Pink Tree

Pink Tree
Photo By Gail

One of my favorite sure signs of Spring in NYC is the presence, however fleeting, of Pink Trees! The tree pictured here is not even the most beautiful Pink Tree I have seen, but it is the one closest to my home. I am glad I snapped this photo of it before the rain we had the other night took all the pinkness off.