NEW YORK CITY: BELONG? LOVED? REJECTED?

“Cities were always like people, showing their varying personalities to the traveler. Depending on the city and on the traveler, there might begin a mutual love, or dislike, friendship, or enmity. Where one city will rise a certain individual to glory, it will destroy another who is not suited to its personality. Only through travel can we know where we belong or not, where we are loved and where we are rejected.” ― Roman Payne

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James A. Farley Post Office Building. Opened in 1914.

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On the left, trump International Hotel and Tower. In the center: 30-ft silver globe.

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“Diabetic Awareness through Art” by AppletonPictures.

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Artist: DAIN
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Chinatown
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Artist: Jerkface

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17nov17. New York City, NY

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HARLEM, NEW YORK: MAKE HARLEM BLACK AGAIN.

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…opened its doors in 1914 as Hurtig & Seamon’s New Burlesque Theater, and it became the Apollo in 1934, when it was opened to black patrons – previously it had been a whites-only venue. 

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Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. was a baptist pastor and a politician who represented Harlem in the House of Representatives. He was the first person of African-American descent to be elected from New York to Congress.

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28oct17 Harlem, New York

NEW YORK: SOLITARY

“Solitary. But not in the sense of being alone. Not solitary in the way Thoreau was, for example, exiling himself in order to find out where he was; not solitary in the way Jonah was, praying for deliverance in the belly of the whale. Solitary in the sense of retreat. In the sense of not having to see himself, of not having to see himself being seen by anyone else.” ― Paul Auster, The Invention of Solitude

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Miami-based artist Mitrooper

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Legend Marky Ramone at Arlene’s Grocery in Lower East Side
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Nelson Mandela by Dave Hollier in Brooklyn

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October2017. New York City, Lower East Side, & Brooklyn, NY

MANHATTAN & QUEENS, NEW YORK: MEANS NOTHING IN THE END

“Avoid the world, it’s just a lot of dust and drag and means nothing in the end.” – Jack Kerouac

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Chinatown
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2nd Ave, East Village
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Artists: Joseph Meloy (Primate) & CRiSP

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Biggie by Fumeroism

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Spring St, Lower East Side
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Mouse by Praxis, Colombian artist based in NYC

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Little Italy

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Artist Ali Six

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15oct17 Manhattan & Queens NY

NEW YORK CITY: AWARENESS OF THE WORLD

The only thing that can save the world is the reclaiming of the awareness of the world. – Allen Ginsberg

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Artist: Ron English 

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Artist: Space Invader

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Greenwich Village
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Artist: B.D. White

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Artist: STIK

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Marquis de Lafayette. Union Square. Dedicated in 1876. Sculptor: Frederic Auguste Bartholdi Donated by the French residents of New York. Lafayette was a French-born general who fought on behalf of American rebels during the American Revolution.

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An apple a day keeps the tow truck away.

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Artist: JerkFace

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oct2017 New York City

NEW YORK GRAFFITI: THE IMPACT OF HALLUCINATION

“There is no line between the ‘real world’ and ‘world of myth and symbol.’ Objects, sensations, hit with the impact of hallucination.” – William Burroughs

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9oct17 Brooklyn & East Village, NYC