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Gay Pride Subway Hate Crime

Two unidentified Queens bound F train subway riders commit gay hate crime and attack woman recording their attack

Two unidentified Queens bound F train subway riders commit gay hate crime and attack woman recording their attack

Here is the face of bigotry – on gay pride no less!  Two men on a Queens-bound F train were recorded making homophobic slurs at a group of gay youths after they boarded the train.  A concerned rider became concerned and documented the altercation – at the expense of her own safety.  When the two homophobes realized they were being recorded by the female bystander one of them is seen walking towards her and lunging at her in attempt to take her phone to destroy the evidence.  Although the ER breaks were pulled the duo managed to get away at the Roosevelt Ave stop.

The identification of the two bigoted cowards is unknown.

If you recognize either of these two lovely individuals call the police and report their small dick asses.

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Citi-Bike Racks in NYC

Citibank sponsored bike rack on West 53rd Street and 7th Avenue

Citibank sponsored bike rack on West 53rd Street and Broadway

If you haven’t had the opportunity to witness it first hand allow us to introduce you to the Citibank sponsored bike racks that has half of NY-kers up in a tizzy.  Seriously, we kid you not.  One of our friends, who we will only identify as JM gets so heated over the topic its as if she is going to burst something.  The racks have swooped in and appropriated what many nay-say’ers shout is flagrant misuse of viable space in the Big Apple that is all but chewed up with little left in the way of commodity. Read the rest of this entry »

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West Side Highway Bike Trail Fire

Smoke rises from deliberately set fire alongside blaze on the bike path adjacent to Chelsea Piers in NYC

Smoke rises from deliberately set fire alongside blaze on the bike path adjacent to Chelsea Piers in NYC

Some times all types of shit are thrown at you by the universe as you try to make your way to a freelance gig prior to your regular post.  Resistance is futile.  But you can’t help but take notice – and snap an I-Phone pic in passing as you ask ‘Seriously?’

Case and point:

On our way to the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of Julianne Moore’s The English Teacher, we encountered a series of obstacles and roadblocks that all seemed to be saying ‘turn around now!’  But yet we persisted.

These included a major accident on the Parkway involving a motorcycle that backed up traffic off-parkway more than a mile…  Upon our attempt at circumventing the traffic, after waiting 15-minutes without movement, we initiated an U-turn and were shortly thereafter pulled over by a cop, who rather than try to aid the chaos ensuing from the stalled traffic due to said accident, looked to knock off a quota filling moment.

And just when we thought we had dodged a bullet by coasting down the WSH we run into a shit load of traffic – for no apparent reason post 42nd Street and arrive at a Chelsea bike path fire for which cars scrambled all about to try and let a fire truck thru.  Of course the fire was far from accidental and did look like it had started and fueled prior to getting out of control, smoke rising everywhere, as no one thought to pour their designer water on it at the start.

Don’t get us started on the finding a temporary parking spot down at BMCC area!

As you can see from the proceeding post, we did manage to get to the premiere and procure a shot of Ms. Moore – one which we will forever be grateful to her and her PR for…  But it does stand to reason that Murphy’s Law is always in affect.

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Chris Guerra: Justin Bieber Paparazzi Dies

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Freelance photographer Chris Guerra dies while attempting to shoot Justin Biebers sports car in Los Angeles.

Reports blasting the web have West Coast freelance photographer Chris Guerra dead while attempting to photograph Justin Bieber’s sports car which was being driven by some no-name hippity-hopper named Lil Twist.

WTF?

We have never condoned the chasing of someones vehicle if it cannot be done safely and quietly.

And we fail to understand why anyone would want to go chasing after a no-name rapper stopped by LAPD for speeding in a borrowed car.  Especially when the owner of the vehicle is nowhere to be seen.  (Not that were Bieber present would it change anything…)

It’s a sad state of affairs when someone – anyone – feels they have to risk life and limb in the hopes of making a few bucks – which is all the likes of Just Jared & his counter-parts are paying for photos these days.

R.I.P. Chris Guerra.

Justin Bieber lends his support to Pencils of Promise's inaugral charity gala in NYC

Justin Bieber lends his support to Pencils of Promise’s inaugral charity gala in NYC

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Hurricane Sandy Aftermath: Bronx, NY

Down utility lines and trees blocking Rock Shore Road – Pelham. November 2, 2012. Photo: M.Mashak

We can earnestly say that we have been very lucky and minutely affected by the slaughter of Hurricane Sandy as it made it’s way across the NY/NJ region.  But we aren’t daft.  Not everyone has been as fortunate.  Case and point:  Staten Island, The Rockaways, sections of Queens and the Pelham Manor portion of the Bronx.

Our good friend and Dive Master M.Mashak shared these here pics he has crossed paths with, as he gets back to grind, out and about in the Bronx.  Heavy shit.

Alas, in the throws of some in the tri-state area being made to stop their day-to-day lives, we have had to continue working for the man.  Ain’t that something?  As such we haven’t ventured far – never ming getting near dusting off our cameras…

But let us not digress…

Our personal belief, when it comes to turmoil, is that shit can always be worse.  If you think you got it bad – cop a squat and ponder all the ways your circumstance could have been easily worsened.  Or look around you and you will likely find someone who may be in a worse predicament.  As such, in spite of all the devastation we are witnessing across our area – power outages, lack of fuel, no heat, flooding, property loss, et al – we truly believe that this too shall pass, for everyone, and normalcy will once again return.

And if you are alive to bitch, moan, complain, point blame at and attempt to make some sense of the chaos of it all, then you too are blessed as there have been many a case that have not been afforded this small luxury and are no longer with us to carry on.

Hang in there folks.

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Sandy: Creates North-East Havoc

Weather.com’s projected path and arrival times for Tropical Storm Sandy along the Eastern sea-board.

Although its the part of daily life never mentioned in weather advisories, we are happy to point a finger to the conflict created between an expected storm the magnitude of Ms. Sandy and having to head out and work for The Man.

Not a pretty combination.  And they are saying projected SNOW along with 70 mph winds!  Lord have mercy…

Unlike working for yourself, having to head out and report in is one of those Debbie Downers of being the 99%.

It never seems that the coverage equates to the media hyped hysteria.  But given that a few inches of rain creates flooding the likes of roadside pools you can swim in alongside the West Side Highway this will assuredly be unpleasant.  Say nothing of the old ass trees toppling over on anxious motorist who can’t weather driving in inclement weather.

And still one must head your ass out to clock in.

We hope y’all have ample resources as you ready to batten down the hatches.  And stay indoors as much as you can.

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