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Boba Fett in Union Square

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Boy, you know times are tough when the most fearsome bounty hunter in the galaxy is busking in Union Square!

[Union Square, New York City, 29 May 2009]




Conflicting Signals (with Goth)

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Taken at 21st and 2nd Avenue at about 8:30 a.m., January 5.

I've been encountering these ambivalent traffic signals rather too often lately in the Union Square / Gramercy Park area. Should we see in it an allegory of the times? A sign of the decay of our infrastructure? A message from a higher power?






In Case of Bankruptcy

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Taken today on the southwest corner of 14th Street and Second Avenue. In case you can't make it out, the sticker on the garbage can reads: "In case of bankruptcy: please help yourself."

The can across the street was not similarly festooned.



Juicy Couture

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Taken this morning on the south side of 23rd Street in Manhattan, just east of Broadway.

This Juicy Couture ad campaign has seemed tasteless from the start (that, I suppose, is part of the point), but in the wake of the global financial meltdown, it's become egregiously so.

Be sure to check out mannahattamamma's wicked take on the Juicy Couture phenomenon.

If you're wondering about the ad underneath Juicy's offering, you can find the answer here.



Sarah Capitol One Coming Soon

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Today we inaugurate a new feature called . . .

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This picture was taken yesterday with an iPhone near the northeast corner of 8th Street and University Place. If you go to frighteningprospect.com, you can download the poster of Palin and learn how to "wheatpaste" it for public consumption in your neighborhood.

The name of the bank that was "coming soon" has changed since the boards were first put up. It used to be North Fork. Gobble, gobble. I wonder if it'll actually arrive, given the current situation.



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