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Tomorrow: Folsom Bound

Folsom StreetOn the way to Polk and CastroYou don’t find them finerFreedom, freedom is in the air, yeahSearching for what we all treasure : pleasureCycles, cycles in the night shining brightBright neon nights tell a glory storyLeather! Leather! Leather! Leather, baby!Levi’s and T’s are the best now all right Dress the way you please, and put your mind at easeIt’s …

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Less Protesters. More Cops.

One of the neat little features of my click-tracking program is that it tells me how many times a particular link is clicked or how many times a photo has been embiggened. This morning I’m a little amused to see that of the eight photos of yesterday’s Iran/Iraq/Pakistan protest at the UN that I posted, so far 611 of you …

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Bush Closes Down Midtown

Leaders of the world are sitting a few blocks away from me, as George Bush is just about to address the General Assembly of the United Nations. All of Midtown East is locked down. Roads are closed and traffic is gridlocked everywhere. There are thousands of cops in evidence, and I’ve noticed some “businessmen” wearing sunglasses and earpieces as they …

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And They All Meet On Craigslist

An interesting new study from the New York City Health Department revealed that almost 10% of the men who self-identified as straight, also reported having had sex with at least one man in the previous year. Most of those men also reported being married. They were also less likely to have been tested for HIV or to have practiced safe …

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One Week Later

Manhattan, September 18th, 2001 In 2001, I lived in Chelsea on 21st Street near 8th Avenue. My third floor apartment overlooked the playground of P.S. 11, the William T. Harris K-5 School. A few days after the attack, on the outside of the wall around the playground, the school began posting drawings that the children had made, presumably allowing them …

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Jeanine Pirro

During the primary campaign for NY Attorney General, in which Andrew Cuomo earned the Democratic slot over Mark Green and Sean Patrick Maloney, I paid scant attention to the Republican side of the campaign. This morning I saw an interesting campaign ad during the Today Show, from the Republican AG nominee Jeanine Pirro, in which she pledged to “protect gays …

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Flaccid Focus

At least 15 tries and I didn’t get one in-focus shot. So much for the “Me & The ESB” series. And you’d think that a badly unfocused photo would hide somebody’s wrinkles. You’d think that, but that would be wrong thinking. Anyway, maybe if you cross your eyes, you can tell that that’s the Empire State Building on the far …

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The Archive

The Archive, the largest structure in the West Village, was built in the 1890’s as New York City’s Appraiser’s Warehouse, the place where customs agents inspected imported goods and imposed duties and tariffs upon them. Despite the “interesting” block that it’s on , The Archive is one of the hottest addresses in Lower Manhattan, as artists and celebs jostle for …

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