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first snow dec 2009 nyc

Posted by Jay Ju on Dec 20, 2009 in My Photos, My Words

 
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never thought i would see this.

Posted by Jay Ju on Feb 9, 2009 in My Photos, My Words

graffiti art books in the art section of barnes and noble

i was in the art section of barnes and noble. and they have a section for graffiti art. of course banksy’s book is there among others.

what makes this more absurd is:

i couldn’t have set this picture up any better.

graffiti art + b&n + yuppie + stroller = death of anti-establishment

don’t get me wrong, i don’t give a crap about typical graffiti. but people like banksy can actually draw and create art. just cause you can write your name on a wall does not mean you have any talent. but i certainly thought this was amusing.

 
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missing 50 cent gray’s papaya…

Posted by Jay Ju on Nov 28, 2008 in My Photos, My Words
gray's papaya

gray's papaya

so i dropped by gray’s papaya in my old neighborhood for some cheap hot dogs with my cousins and apparently they’re not so cheap anymore. when they first started doing the the recession special, it was $1.95, two hot dogs and a drink. But now it’s gone up to $4.45 or $1.50 per hot dog. it’s really not much cheaper than a hot dog anywhere now. i can get two slices and a soda for $2.50 down on st mark’s if i want some cheap eats. i miss getting a hot dog from gray’s for 50 cents. inflation sucks.

new york times article about gray's

new york times article about gray's

 
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christmas lights in the l.e.s.

Posted by Jay Ju on Nov 19, 2008 in My Photos, My Words

it’s cold enough now that i can see my breath when i go outside and with that, christmas lights have gone up. although, i didn’t expect them to pop up in the LES. not complaining, just surprised.

the lights go all up and down orchard street. nothing feels more like christmas to me than christmas in new york city. even down in the LES i guess.

this is from my window. i laughed when i saw that they actually put the letters LES in the lights. christmas neighborhood pride? :P

 
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saw this on the street…

Posted by Jay Ju on Nov 2, 2008 in My Photos
funny poster

funny poster...

 
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santos party house – kid cudi

Posted by Jay Ju on Oct 24, 2008 in My Photos, My Words
a rapper named kid um cudi i think at santos party house.

a rapper named kid um cudi i think at santos party house.

my first time at santos party house on lafayette south of canal st.
jon phenom was in town for a few days from cali and hit me up on sunday night to go to santos. jon knew this girl dj that spins there and he had a +1 so i got in for free. there was a performance by a rapper, kid cudi? never heard of him, but he was pretty good. and i got to hear some really good and old hop-hop. biggie, tupac, wu-tang, tribe. made me wanna go dig up my old cds, unfortunately they are all in my storage unit in LA. never got around to ripping them into digital files. boo. i fail. hmm… bit torrent for the win… shhh.

 
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delicatessen on prince and lafayette

Posted by Jay Ju on Oct 23, 2008 in My Photos, My Words

 

nice looking restaurant on prince and lafayette

nice looking restaurant on prince and lafayette

too bad the food wasn’t that good. me and my cousin jae were walking all around soho for something to eat and i had walked by this place many times in the last couple months i’ve been here and it was always crowded. i made the mistake of not looking this place up on yelp before trying it. i guess we were just hungry and tired. big mistake. i will say it wasn’t the worst food, but neither of us really liked what we had and considering that they had a limited menu, you would think everything on it would be great. bleh. bland. and not even health food, so wtf? maybe i would come back to chill and have a couple drinks but never to eat. never again. afterwards i checked yelp to see what they said and most people trashed it, sigh. :P yelp rules.

 
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fire. fire. in soho.

Posted by Jay Ju on Oct 22, 2008 in My Photos, My Words

 

a blazing building fire in soho

a blazing building fire in soho

i was walking west on rivington from the LES and i could see this huge tower of smoke coming from behind buildings up ahead. when i got to spring st. there were all these fire trucks, police, medic units and a large crowd of people who were standing around watching the building burn. i tried to get a better picture of the fire but they wouldn’t let us closer and the trees were in the way. damn trees. i left after the police started shooing people away.

 

this is what the bottom of the building looked like.

this is what the bottom of the building looked like.

i passed by it again much later that night and the fire was out and the building looked like it had been saved. it looked empty though, so they must not have let anyone back in. i’m sure the inside was a complete mess. the fire was on the top floors so even though the bottom floors weren’t in flames they were certainly damaged by all the water pouring down and through it. it was just kind of eerie that there were dishes and things left deserted on the tables in the restaurant.

 
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my old, old place…

Posted by Jay Ju on Oct 16, 2008 in My Photos
i lived at this LA apt for five years...

i lived at this LA apt for five years...

 
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bryant park

Posted by Jay Ju on Oct 12, 2008 in My Photos, My Words
today was a nice day in bryant park.

today was a nice day in bryant park.

apparently they have an ice rink in bryant park during the winter time… they were starting to set it up today. i wonder when they started doing that? i think it may even be free…

 
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black label night

Posted by Jay Ju on Oct 4, 2008 in My Photos
blue cheese burger at Cafe Charbon

blue cheese burger at Cafe Charbon

Schiller's unisex washroom
Schiller’s unisex washroom

 
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L.E.S. – Orchard St.

Posted by Jay Ju on Sep 30, 2008 in My Photos
orchard and broome st.

orchard and broome st.

home to a few LES food spots: little giant, sticky rice, barrio chino, jin sushi, 88 orchard cafe. like them all.

 
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congee bowery

Posted by Jay Ju on Sep 29, 2008 in My Photos, My Words

went to congee bowery on bowery and rivington with my cousin jae. apparently andrew zimmern from that show bizarre foods ate there. i did see some strange things on the menu but not as bizarre as what i saw when i went to beijing. but considering a lot of non-chinese people were there i guess it was pretty out there for the average patron. but most of them seemed as if they were just ordering normal chinese food like sesame chicken, beef and brocolli. i didn’t see anyone ordering shark’s fin soup, bird’s nest soup or chickens served with the head still attached, which are on the menu. :P we got the pig’s stomach with x.o. sauce, crab congee, and minced pork with salted fish. it was pretty good. tasted like chicken. hahah.

crab congee (porridge)

crab congee (porridge)

pig's stomach with x.o. sauce

pig's stomach with x.o. sauce

 
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bleh. i’m sick.

Posted by Jay Ju on Sep 26, 2008 in My Photos
cold eeze. my savior.

cold eeze. my savior.

 
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nyc home sweet home

Posted by Jay Ju on Sep 26, 2008 in My Photos
afternoon nap by spitzer's

afternoon nap by spitzer's

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