Landmark Status


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Landmark Status

Posted on: April 24th, 2008 by ltdstylo

piss on new york life

This is one of the entrances to the New York Life Insurance building. It was designed in 1926 by Cass Gilbert, the same guy who designed the Woolworth Building. It’s built on the site of the original Madison Square Garden. The brass gates, pictured here, are featured at the beginning, and end of Martin Scorsese’s, After Hours.┬áThe NYLI building is a New York City landmark, and is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

People in my Neighborhood

Posted on: April 4th, 2008 by ltdstylo

a leaning person
There was a time when you could walk through your community and find comfort in familiar sights. Things you could count on. “Oh there’s Mister Donohue mowing his lawn.” “Look at Smith’s new car.” And here we have pictured, a person leaning between a phone booth and newspaper thing, doing… who the fuck knows what. At first I thought, “holy shit, I’m going to see my second person shitting in public.” But I was not so lucky. Then I thought, “oh no it’s going to vomit!” But this life form just leaned there, rocking back and forth with a hood over its head, and a plastic bag stuck to its foot. Here there is no comfort in familiar things, just the comfort in knowing you’re sure to see something soon that you can’t figure out.