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Backfired

NYC Eagle, Sunday 11pmI’m on the roofdeck of the Eagle, as I am on most Sunday evenings. The holiday weekend has brought out a huge crowd of regulars and tourists and I am penned into a corner of the deck, surrounded by friends and one very horny and persistent young cub. The cub has been touching me lightly as he …

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A Certain Ratio

My typically serene and genial office environment ripped at the seams on Friday over a bitter disagreement that forced our erudite staffers into two opposing camps. Curse words were uttered. Feelings were hurt. Disparaging comments about class and sophistication were made. The crisis: What is the correct proportion of peanut butter to jelly in a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? …

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Morning View – Central Park West

At 72nd Street and Central Park West, you enter Central Park in the shadow of the ill-famed Dakota. The two towers on the right are the San Remo, a co-op apartment building that famously denied an apartment to Madonna in 1985, during her stint as a Playboy/Penthouse pinup.

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Rock Rock Rockaway Beach

Nearly done with a grueling but fantastic 7 hour bike ride with the Farmboyz, we were halfway across the Gil Hodges Bridge, which connects the Rockaways in Queens to Marine Park in Brooklyn, when Farmboy C took this pic of me looking back towards Rockaway Beach, with Coney Island over my right shoulder. Living in the concrete canyons of Manhattan, …

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Morning View – Bedpan Alley

As seen from the Queensboro Bridge, the section of the Upper East Side known as Bedpan Alley, about a dozen major hospital complexes clustered along several blocks of the East River. The highway runs right under many of the buildings.

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He-Man Top Slave

Found in the window of a Brooklyn toy stoy. What is this guy? A wrestler? A slave? A top? All three? I might have bought it, but I didn’t want to have to drag anything around all day. His expression is …interesting. Caption, anyone?

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Southern Decadence

On the anniversary of Katrina, hopeful New Orleans officials are watching this weekend’s Southern Decadence, the 35th annual gay street party that has drawn as many as 100,000 revelers, except for last year’s cancelled event. From what I’ve read, the weekend’s organizers are predicting huge crowds rivaling pre-Katrina years, but I’m hearing from friends that so far things are relatively …

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