Monday, October 24, 2011

Mosaic Trailin'; A Power Walk

In 1989, Jim Powers, the "Mosaic Man" started this trail that spans the east village and includes 80 street lamps decorated with tiny colorful mosaic tiles and other fun objects. Most of the lamp posts have their own unique themes.

Small nations are like indecently dressed women. They temp the evil-minded.
Julius K. Nyere

The current version of the U.S. flag was designed by an 18 year old high school student. His teacher gave him a B- for the assignment, but agreed to change it to an A if congress approved the design.

Yiddish Pole-A street art oxymoron
"Ah, children, they are your blessing in your old age. My poor Aaron, God rest his soul, couldn't give me children. Between you and me, Golde, he hardly tried."
-Molly Picon as Yente the matchmaker of Fiddler on the Roof
Minsky Bros. Burlesque was a show run by 4 Yiddish brothers starting from 1917. They put New York City on the map as the Burlesque capital of the U.S.

The Anderson Yiddish Theater on 2nd Avenue

Fake is as old as the Eden tree.
Orson Welles

Yiddish Theater at The Eden Theater

Work in progress

At a dinner party, one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely.
William Sommerset Maughem

Wizard of Oz: As for you, my galvanized friend, you want a heart. You don't know how lucky you are not to have one. Hearts will never be practical until they can be made unbreakable.
Tin Man: But I still want one.


Crif Dogs
NYC's most famous secret restaurant is just through this hot dog shops phone booth.


Please don't tell!

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.

Mosaic Wall

The law of the street was take or be taken.
Lucky Luciano

American Gangster

Cat Man

Well, art is art isn't it? Still, on the other hand, water is water! And east is east and west is west and if you take cranberries and stew them like applesauce they taste much more like prunes than rhubarb does. Now, tell me what you know.
Groucho Marx

The farther west he went the more he was convinced that the wise men came from the east.
Horace Russel


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