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Gallery of Moments

waiting for dan

217 E 42 Street, New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Monday, June 28th, 2004 02:00:00 PM

sitting in the coffee shop, looking out the window, waiting for dan to check out the performance space.

contributed by Loveless in on Sunday, September 19th, 2004 at 01:25:02 PM

The Chipmunks

N train, New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Wednesday, March 10th, 1999 10:30:00 PM

My sister and I were traveling bittersweetly on the N train toward Astoria, having spent the evening in Manhattan. Our grandmother had passed away earlier that day and what lie ahead were funeral arrangements. Two short men who sat across wore hats...[ more ]

contributed by Dina Attanasio in Queens, NY on Tuesday, June 01st, 2004 at 12:15:42 PM

I have a dream

283 East 7th Street, New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Thursday, May 13th, 2004 09:30:00 AM

He was lounging on his balcony in only his underwear because it was so hot that morning. I could see him through my kitchen window. He played Dr. King's 'I have a dream speech' over and over for about an hour. At least I think it was him, I could...[ more ]

contributed by Mo Johnston in on Saturday, May 15th, 2004 at 08:23:47 AM

angels in a cab ride

214 Sullivan St. driving to 151 W 54th St, New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Thursday, August 05th, 1999 02:30:00 AM

It was the first time for me, and they held my hand and talked me through everything. My stomach was queasy, this didn\'t seem right. But their audible words, while my eyes peered at my brain, soothed me. The uneasy feeling continued until they sa...[ more ]

contributed by Andy Milk in Newton, MA on Friday, May 14th, 2004 at 10:12:33 AM

Under the Discoball Moon

Club Cheetah -12 West 21st Street (Bet. 5th and 6th Ave.), New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Saturday, February 02nd, 2002 03:45:00 AM

Handcuffed to this foolery, my watch negligently pranced passed its 60 scores. This was not a notorious minute, they never are. Conspicuous thongs, b-ballers abounding - I was trapped and all I had to show for it was a broken bra strap and an empty ...[ more ]

contributed by Rigel Ranciato in Boston on Friday, May 14th, 2004 at 09:41:38 AM

When the heel broke off my shoe, inspiring a feeling of awe and mourning

414 east 9th street, New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Monday, May 28th, 2001 02:17:00 PM

They were brand new, soft tangerine leather with kitten heels. Did my swaggering euphoria cause the heel to snap off? Was it the weight of my thoughts as I stood and contemplated the sky?

contributed by Kate Armstrong in Canada on Tuesday, May 11th, 2004 at 04:12:26 PM

Man Demonstrates Total Nihilism

2nd avenue and 10th street, New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Monday, March 27th, 2000 04:15:00 PM

I was walking on 2nd avenue in the East Village heading north when I saw a man walking up the street, in the middle of the curb lane, against traffic, with his arms extended out in front of him and with both middle fingers raised to the heavens, in a...[ more ]

contributed by Kate Armstrong in Canada on Tuesday, May 11th, 2004 at 04:10:42 PM

I gave a poem to a stranger.

Union Tpke Station (Queens), New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Saturday, November 01st, 1997 07:00:00 PM

I wrote a poem on the subway and gave it, without explanation, to the person next to me and then left the train.

contributed by Oren Bernstein in Brooklyn, NY on Sunday, May 09th, 2004 at 11:23:03 AM

Subway transfer

I guess technically 42nd and Park/Lex, underground., New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Thursday, April 29th, 2004 06:30:00 PM

Transferred from the uptown 6 to the 4 line at Grand Central on the way to a Yanks game

contributed by Masa Masuyama in on Sunday, May 09th, 2004 at 11:20:01 AM

John Baran snapshot

167 West 12th Street, New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Tuesday, November 10th, 1987 08:00:00 PM

the Calder mobile is suspended in space over the talking heads-the food divine

contributed by Teri & Owsley in Oxford PA on Saturday, May 08th, 2004 at 01:23:52 PM

Getting on a bus at the UN Headquarters

UN Headquarters, First Avenue at 46th Street, New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Saturday, January 20th, 1996 01:00:00 PM

I got onto a bus with a group of fellow students on a field trip to the UN building back in high school.

contributed by Cat L. in Cambridge, MA Cambridge, MA Cambridge, MA on Saturday, May 08th, 2004 at 09:55:58 AM

homeless

34th and 7th, New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Thursday, May 06th, 2004 11:30:00 AM

there was a homeless man sleeping in a shopping cart on top of his belongings on a subway platform.

Secret Buzz Ball

82St & 7Ave, New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Friday, June 22nd, 2001 05:45:00 PM

While travelling with my girlfriend's family, I smoke a (secretly) weed-tipped cigarette find a bowling ball.

contributed by iSkot in Somerville, MA on Thursday, May 06th, 2004 at 09:14:36 AM

Disco Taxi

anywhere NYC, New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Tuesday, December 05th, 1978 11:00:00 PM

Rocky I. ordered us a cab - Disco Taxi arrived and transported us to the Peppermint Lounge - the cab was replete with booming sound system and running interior lights!

contributed by Teri Dignazio in Oxford PA on Tuesday, May 04th, 2004 at 04:23:49 PM

Sandwich Recognition

31st Street between 3rd and Lex, New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Monday, May 03rd, 2004 11:34:16 AM

I noticed a few sandwiches that were put out on the sidewalk by some benevolent old coot for the pigeons to feast upon.

contributed by Dave Raymond in Currently in Framingham MA on Monday, May 03rd, 2004 at 10:40:08 AM

an almost meeting

outside the mcdonalds in times square, New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Saturday, August 03rd, 1996 08:00:00 PM

a stunningly beautiful young man, an amputee, crossed in front of my titanium chair in a wooden soapbox fixed to a stroller frame

contributed by jess loseby in UK on Sunday, May 02nd, 2004 at 02:13:09 PM

skateboarder falls down

south side of Washington Square Park, New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Friday, April 09th, 2004 05:15:00 PM

In washington square park a red-haired kid on a skateboard tries to go up an incline and falls. His friend says, "Good one dude."

contributed by Jessica Poser in on Sunday, May 02nd, 2004 at 01:36:59 PM

split wine

any subway entrance, New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Wednesday, November 10th, 1976 02:00:00 PM

A subway car -a stranger falls over onto my lap the bottle rolls and the stream runs red behind my heels.

contributed by Teri D'Ignazio in Oxford PA on Sunday, May 02nd, 2004 at 12:34:06 PM

Kiehl's jogger

13th Street & 3rd Ave, New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Thursday, April 29th, 2004 08:44:00 AM

It's finally getting warm out. This jacket's almost too much. Legs rubbery from standing so long at the Squarepusher show. Mind rubbery from gin and Grand Theft Auto and gin before the show. Should have called in sick. Look at that stupid jogger...[ more ]

contributed by Vic in NYC on Thursday, April 29th, 2004 at 08:45:50 AM

Surprising subway fare confusion

6th Avenue and 16th Street, New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Friday, April 23rd, 2004 06:37:00 PM

Underground at the Metrocard booth in the 14th Street F train station, I gave the clerk $1.50 and asked for a card, only to be reminded (over a year after the fare hike) that the fare is now $2.00.

contributed by Andrea Moed in Brooklyn, NY on Tuesday, April 27th, 2004 at 08:32:59 PM

Delicious Bad Mood Cookie

218 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg, New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Tuesday, April 27th, 2004 04:51:00 PM

I took a break from writing a paper, and sat in a cafe drinking coffee and eating a chocolate chip and walnut cookie while reading The Onion .

contributed by Holly Tavel in Brooklyn on Tuesday, April 27th, 2004 at 03:08:42 PM

Dumped at 4:30 am

19th St and 10th avenue , New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Thursday, February 19th, 2004 04:33:00 AM

on my stoop, after he unceremoniously emptied the car service van of my possessions and left them in my hallway, while i cried. he, eager to leave, turns to say "you don't know how amazing you are" and leaves, never looking back, never to be heard f...[ more ]

contributed by Melissa in NYC on Tuesday, April 27th, 2004 at 03:03:47 PM

full scale investigation

42nd st. and 6th ave., New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Tuesday, September 09th, 2003 04:20:00 PM

right near the ben and jerry\'s in bryant park a large, fat, unshaven, black man with a red bandana and too many shirts on (he looked homeless) in one hand he has a very large soda cup with no top and a straw the other hand is held to his ear (as...[ more ]

contributed by kurt braunohler in nyc on Tuesday, April 27th, 2004 at 02:23:50 PM

subway transfer

42nd street subway tunnel between the IRT and the 7 trains, New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Thursday, May 07th, 1987 10:07:13 AM

walking down the tiled flourescent hallway at 42nd street from the IRT (1,2,3,9)- but actually then there was no 9 train, so that is a funeral in and of itself- to the 7 train. this is one moment of many repeated moments of the same activity practis...[ more ]

contributed by wavelady in nowhere in particular on Monday, April 26th, 2004 at 09:38:35 AM

Plastic Bottle Rolling to Sudden Perfection

Warren St - two houses off Court (South Side of Street), New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Thursday, April 22nd, 2004 04:45:00 PM

As I was walking down Warren St. in the Cobble Hill area of Brooklyn, the wind suddenly picked up its pace. From this gust, I noticed an empty plastic bottle of soda begin to roll perfectly down the sidewalk. It rolled absoluteley straight. I watch...[ more ]

contributed by Lee Walton in Brooklyn on Sunday, April 25th, 2004 at 08:05:38 PM

young buck

greenpoint: bedford north of 7th, New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Monday, July 17th, 2000 03:00:00 PM

walking south on bedford near 7th with a friend, his lover slaps him on the back and turns to me smiling and say "he's my young buck"...i remember the gleam in her eyes and teeth, the way she skipped for a moment, her body dancing

contributed by jhave in mtl, ca on Friday, April 23rd, 2004 at 11:06:39 PM

the ring toss

83 first ave, at 5th, New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Thursday, July 27th, 2000 06:53:00 PM

off my finger and into the void. the unknown failures of a moment. the unknown foibles. the joke.

contributed by natalie loveless in boston, ma on Friday, April 23rd, 2004 at 08:10:42 PM

Alt Side Parking, Greenpoint

Franklin and Kent Street, New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Thursday, April 22nd, 2004 09:00:00 PM

Each Mon, Tues, Thurs around 9pm, I move my 65 Dodge from on side the street to the other. I somtimes smoke my last cigarette of the day while I move the car.

contributed by M. River of MTAA in Brooklyn on Friday, April 23rd, 2004 at 01:45:57 PM

Matt\\\'s house

121 Beekman street apt 1A, New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Monday, April 12th, 1999 04:08:00 AM

I was at my friends Matt\'s house. It smelled like fish because the Fulton Fish Market was around the corner from his house. He said, \" Fucking always smells like goddam fish.\" I laughed.

A worm died

7th Ave & 42nd Street, New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Wednesday, April 21st, 2004 12:00:01 PM

A worm died on the sidewalk.

Coupons in the Bronx

260 East 138th Street, fourth floor, the Bronx, New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Thursday, January 08th, 2004 11:00:00 PM

Late at night, joseph lying in bed watching TV, donna sitting beside him cutting coupons from a magazine.

contributed by joseph and donna in bronx, ny on Monday, April 19th, 2004 at 10:02:31 AM

Brooklyn Sunrise

N. 1st St. and Bedford Ave., New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Tuesday, April 20th, 1999 06:45:00 AM

I am walking east on N. 1st St. in Brooklyn towards Bedford Ave. to catch the subway. It's spring and dewy and the sun is but 15 minutes above the skyline pounding its warmth into my drowsy face. and I'm strangely euphoric in a very ordinary sort of...[ more ]

contributed by Jeremy Beaudry in champaign, illinois on Monday, April 19th, 2004 at 12:57:03 AM

Who wears this?

28th street betwenn 6th ave and broadway, New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Monday, April 12th, 2004 06:07:23 PM

was in a hurry to make my train back to connecticut, yet i walked up town in the rain. coming down 28th street i suddenly realize there are all these wholesale shops selling clothing i've never seen is any store. i'm thinking "who buys this stuff" wh...[ more ]

contributed by timothy cahill in on Thursday, April 15th, 2004 at 09:49:39 AM

Alexander and Bonin to La Bergamote, Where the Little Dogs Go

20th St. between 9th and 10th (Chelsea) Sidewalk, New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Saturday, January 31st, 2004 02:00:00 PM

It\'s not that I was walking with my hero, a man I\'d met a couple hours ago in the gallery, who I\'d been wanting to meet for years and travelled to Germany to see one of his shows in person... it was that it was cold, very cold, (as I say, \"My peo...[ more ]

contributed by Christy Georg in Boston on Wednesday, April 14th, 2004 at 12:26:16 AM

Borscht again

9th St. and 2nd Ave, New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Tuesday, December 19th, 1995 08:44:00 AM

I ordered a bowl of borscht, again, from Veselka.

contributed by Dillon Paul in on Monday, April 12th, 2004 at 10:47:05 PM

Umbrella phenomenon

Hester Street, New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Monday, April 10th, 1995 05:02:00 PM

I dodged a sea of black umbrellas at eye level as I walked through Chinatown in the rain.

contributed by Dillon Paul in on Monday, April 12th, 2004 at 10:44:25 PM

Post Clit-Club biali

W 14th St @ between 10th and 11th St, New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Saturday, November 05th, 1994 02:27:00 AM

I ate a biali with cream cheese after dancing all night at the Clit Club. The bagel store is right next to the club.

contributed by Dillon Paul in on Monday, April 12th, 2004 at 10:41:33 PM

Platform jitters

Times Square 1/9 train platform, New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Sunday, March 12th, 1995 09:45:00 AM

I waited anxiously on the train platform at 42nd St. The train was delayed and I had to deliver a term paper to Barnard.

contributed by Dillon Paul in on Monday, April 12th, 2004 at 10:38:24 PM

K-Mart conversation

Outside the K-Mart at Astor Place, New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Monday, October 23rd, 2000 04:30:00 PM

A woman and a man stopped me and asked me for directions.

contributed by Dillon Paul in on Monday, April 12th, 2004 at 10:33:37 PM

Leaving a Restaurant

La Nueva Victoria Restaurant, 2536 Broadway, New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Saturday, April 10th, 2004 06:55:00 PM

I left the restaurant and started to walk to the nearest corner, glancing over my shoulder to see if my friends were right behind me or if they were still inside the restaurant.

contributed by Maryan Newbury in New York on Monday, April 12th, 2004 at 04:30:33 PM

Jennifer and the Ice Cream

14th Street, halfway between Avenues A and B, on the south side of the street, New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Friday, July 01st, 1983 02:00:00 PM

I was walking down the street, eating ice cream, and ran into my friend Jennifer Miller. She asked for a bite, and said, \"Wow, I can see why you like this stuff. It tastes so good!\"

contributed by Maryan Newbury in New York on Monday, April 12th, 2004 at 03:59:42 PM

Noon at the Flat Iron Building

23r d Street NY, NY, New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Wednesday, November 26th, 2003 12:00:00 PM

12:00 noon looking at the pointy side of the Flat Iron Building my girlfriend pointed out a dog crapping in the adjacent park.

contributed by Zeke in georgia on Monday, April 12th, 2004 at 11:03:30 AM

hello at 299 Park

299 Park Avenue, New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Wednesday, August 13th, 2003 02:04:32 PM

I said hello to a co-worker, who was having a cigarette on the steps outside the building.

contributed by Josephine Dorado in Amsterdam on Monday, April 12th, 2004 at 09:45:10 AM

Goodbye Elbow Room

Bleecker and La Guardia, New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Monday, December 08th, 2003 04:13:03 PM

A club that my band used to frequent closed a while back and I never heard about it until I walked past it in December 2003 and found it all closed up. I\'d like to commemorate its passing.

contributed by Dave Raymond in Huh? on Monday, April 12th, 2004 at 09:00:52 AM

days that don\'t exist

E 75th st and madison ave and central park, New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Thursday, April 01st, 2004 11:08:00 AM

I left Boston at 7 am with the idea of spending all day at the whitney museum and at as many galleries and museum as i could. After an hour i scaped from the museum and started walking around central park until 6 pm, time to come back to Boston.

contributed by a.rios in Boston, MA on Sunday, April 11th, 2004 at 10:02:57 AM

Gramercy Park Greyness

Gramercy Park, where it intersects with the road with Gramercy Park Hotel in it, New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Tuesday, March 18th, 2003 03:15:00 PM

It was a lovely sunny spring day, we were sitting by the railings having a cigarette and I took a picture of myself looking grey and jet-lagged.

contributed by Ruth in London on Sunday, April 11th, 2004 at 06:27:37 AM

better future of tommorow

7th Street and A Avenue, New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Saturday, February 14th, 2004 08:20:00 PM

Instead of checking my e-mail, I went and got high.

contributed by Daniel Ganin in metro on Saturday, April 10th, 2004 at 07:23:43 PM

misdecorated bathroom realization

745 Fifth Avenue, New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Friday, January 16th, 2004 02:10:00 PM

the bathroom seemed like it should have been in an office, not a gallery

contributed by kanarinka in Boston, MA on Saturday, April 10th, 2004 at 04:23:30 PM

fung wah debacle

139 Canal St, New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Sunday, September 14th, 2003 05:30:00 PM

the oversold fung wah didn't let me on board. i ate angel food cake and bubble tea across the street in a place with no restroom.

contributed by kanarinka in Boston, MA on Saturday, April 10th, 2004 at 04:13:31 PM

Entering a library

5th Ave & E 42nd St, New York City, NY, USA [ map ]
Thursday, January 15th, 2004 01:45:00 PM

I was jogging uptown in a silly hat, glad to be away from people. The NYPL library doors appeared on my left, partially obscured by scaffolding. I was already late for something further uptown but decided to enter. I walked through the doors out of b...[ more ]

contributed by kanarinka in Boston, MA on Saturday, April 10th, 2004 at 03:50:02 PM


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