Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Monday, April 29, 2013

How's this for a bit of irony...
A NYPD plain clothes cop proudly pulls a perp out of a subway exit at Union Square.  No big deal, probably happens every day...
But take a closer look at the cop's hoodie and all those colorful lines:  Yes, that's a Manhattan subway map printed on the front.
Who says cops don't have a sense of humor?  Here's looking at you, too, officer...
Tracked Down

Friday, April 26, 2013

Meet Times Square regular and South Phillie native, Stewart Goldman, aka "Wheaties Box Man", who says...
He's broke.
He's homeless.
And is NOT (surprise, surprise) sponsored by Wheaties.
If you're jonesing on Stew's cereal box costume for Halloween, you can buy one online for about $45.
Sign is optional...
Breakfast Of Champions

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Ho-hum.  Another day, another bad guy collared, cuffed and hauled away.  Well done, Mr. Superhero whoever you are, well done...

Suitable Ending

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

When you're still young enough to be measured by a yardstick and nature decides to make an urgent call, no need to bother hunkering down in some grimy restroom.  Just hop off the stroller in the middle of the nearest sidewalk, plop down, get comfy and let 'er rip.

Privacy's for wimps...
Public Pooper

Monday, April 22, 2013

Ladies and Gentlemen, this afternoon's main event...The Battle On Broadway: Let's get ready to RRRRRRRRRUMBLE!
First the jawin'...
Then the brawlin'...

But in the end, after all was said and done, a draw--no blood, no foul...
Monday Madness

Name: Wendell
Occupation: Self-proclaimed Fashion Designer
Clothing Line: He's wearing it.
Trashy Designs

Friday, April 19, 2013

Seems to me the only place other than this guy's head and torso where Marlon Brando (as crime family patriarch Vito Corleone in "The Godfather") and the word Vogue could ever possibly co-exist together would be in Madonna's song of the same name from 1990...

Vogue, (Vogue)
Beauty's where you find it (move to the music)
Vogue, (Vogue)
Beauty's where you find it (go with the flow)

Greta Garbo, and Monroe
Deitrich and DiMaggio
Marlon Brando, Jimmy Dean
On the cover of a magazine

Local attraction...

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Ever have one of those days when your head is just...bursting?

Munch Bunch

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Yes, Louis C.K., "Oh My God", indeed...

Hole-y Man

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Monday, April 15, 2013

This Lady Liberty...

...is no lady:
Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, Your Tourists...

Friday, April 12, 2013


Remember this guy?  He was the NYC Snapped poster child for dubious behavior (for false advertising...requests donations after his hugging "service") back in December. 

Now it seems "Free Hugs" fella, 21-year-old Jermaine Himmelstein, is in hot water with the authorities after his arrest on assault charges for allegedly throwing a can of soda at a woman's face after she supposedly denied his request for a hug.

No doubt he'll find plenty of free hugs available behind bars...

Collared Creep

Surreal in Soho...


Size Matters

Thursday, April 11, 2013

It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke:  Two cops hop into a taxi and drive off...
Except that's exactly what happened on West 35th Street--literally.  Because this is no ordinary taxi--it's an undercover NYPD police cruiser disguised as a yellow NYC cab. 
Hmmm.  Wonder if you dial 9-1-1 they'll pick you up and take you to the airport?

No Fare Game

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Celeb sighting of the day:
"Easy A" actress Emma Stone turns camera shy after filming a scene for "Birdman" at the Port Deli on West 43rd Street this morning...
Grade A

Paper towels?  Check.

Ladder?  Check.
Spray cleaner?  Check.
Squeegee?  Check.
At this moment hating her life, job and especially the dude (uh, that would be moi) aiming his camera her way?  Check, check and CHECK!

Checked Out

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Celeb sighting of the day:
MSNBC "Politics Nation" host Reverend Al Sharpton poses with a fan outside of Penn Station...

Media Maven

Feel sorry for these two performers, apparently bummed (or exhausted, hard to tell which) after auditioning for "America's Got Talent" this morning at the Hammerstein Ballroom on West 34th Street?
Don't be.  The scene is completely set-up and staged by the producers for the benefit of an AGT camera positioned about ten yards away.  Besides, the show taping takes place before a live audience and, well, those folks are still waiting in line outside to get in.  How they'll "spin" this bit, anybody's guess.
Yes, it's all fake, but hey, that's entertainment!
America's Got Trickery

This panhandler rolled up to cars on West 32nd Street, shook his collection cup and exhorted, "Fifteen cents for a hotel!  Fifteen cents for a hotel!"
Great.  Just what this city needs--another real estate developer...

Wheels Of Fortune

Monday, April 8, 2013

Not sure if Greenwich Village tanning icon Monte Bernstein was frying or baking himself this morning in Washington Square Park, but my guess is he likes his meats charred and extra crispy...
Burnt Out

Barrel of fun...


Friday, April 5, 2013

Say hello to street performer, "Copper Guy".
The 29-year-old native of Boston claims the six or so hours a day he spends "in character" help him "release his negative energy."
No word available on whether or not he can conduct electricity, too...

Metal Act

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

"Hey, lady! Yeah, you! How 'bout shaking a leg and lending a hand over here?"

Actually, the disembodied gams are the brainchild of Sidi Abdul Khaaliq, a 21-year-old self-taught artist living in the Mill Basin section of Brooklyn.
Sidi says he uses his leg creations to spread (his word, not mine) "love, peace and humanity to the streets."  Hence, his nickname, Legheadloves.
If you're jonesing for a shapely set of your very own to kick your den or rec room's decor up a notch, be prepared to fork over $800 - $3000...
 ...and spread the love.

Leg Man

Monday, April 1, 2013