Friday, February 22, 2013

waitress to pigeons

most days i bring 3 pounds of bird seed into the city. i toss some crushed crackers into the air to get the attention of the birds that are on the building ledges and when a few have come down to eat the crackers, i pour out the seed.


 i've read a little bit about pigeons since i started doing this and city pigeons live a really harsh life. i often see birds--one of them is in this group--with only one leg, or with a foot missing. it gets me to see them in particular trying to get their share.

people walking by have different reactions to seeing me do the seed thing. one guy menacingly told me--a few times-- that he would spit on me if i fed the pigeons near him.  a sidewalk sweeper approached me and i thought i was in for another bad event.  he wanted me to know that it was better if i put the seed off the curb, on the street. that way other street sweepers wouldn't push the little yums into a pan and take them away.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

upwords or text against terror? upwords or ...

this has replaced what used to be a poster 
for travel bahamas or it's never too late to get your college degree.
this is an nj snap

Thursday, February 7, 2013

rat attack

 lunch hour rat attack: the 23rd st. entrance to 243 park avenue south
 this guy escaped unharmed...

but nobody can guarantee these people will make it through

 staying under its range of sight is one tactic but, again, no promises

Sunday, February 3, 2013

because when i think "come visit turkey" i think kobe bryant

is turkish airlines concerned that kobe's cardboard lookalike will get hassled by fans transferring at the frankfurt airport? because cordoning this off seems a bit, something. 
in any event, this is a frankfurt, germany snap

Saturday, February 2, 2013