I found this in a library copy of ‘Timequake’ by Kurt Vonnegut. It’s a postcard, and the only other words on it are “Laurent Nel, Rennes,” on the back. My favorite things are the hat and the apparatus in the background.

We Had a Good Year

Strange poignancy, to me, in this image and its phrasing.

From My Levatoranz

No idea what a Levatoranz or a Bulbospongiosus are, but it does seem that “J” really loves Matthew. This was found in a book outside at The Strand bookstore in New York City in the $1 books section.


Found this tucked into a bench in Washington Square Park. I was gnashing on a dosa from the cart man, when I felt a little item on my seat. Too bad I don’t qualify.

Hard Day’s Work

This is a photo that somehow slipped into my storage locker at the Manhattan Mini Storage on Van Dam St. How unhappy does the “driver” look? I’m trying to determine where they are (West Indies?) and how old it is (late 80′s?) – but the blue truck in the background seems newer, and I’m pretty … Continued

The Luckiest Man In The East Village

During the transit strike I was living in the Lower East Side and walking to work. Somewhere on 1st Avenue in the teens there were a half dozen of these plastered on one light post after the next. My girlfriend says this is touching but I just think it’s creepy. Either way, I sure hope … Continued

92nd Floor

I found this on September 11th, 2001.

Because I’m Illegal

It seems even the trash cans are neater on the Upper East Side. I found this stack of torn pages from a teenage diary placed delicately on top, no rooting required. This prep school girl partied a lot more than I ever did in high school, and her diary reads like the portrait of the … Continued

Hold It Down

This one was found in a rather greasy plastic bag in a gutter in the East Village.

This Job

I found this post-it note stuck inside the back cover of a library book at the mid-Manhattan library. It doesn’t seem related to the book, “As She Climbed Across the Table”, by Jonathan Lethem.