Saturday, June 9, 2007

East Village, June 2007

I found this door in an alley, but I can't remember exactly where. It normally goes in one of those blue plywood barrier walls that surround construction sites.

My Mom is visiting this weekend. She flew in yesterday and in the evening we sat on the bench in the courtyard behind my building, enjoying its serenity amid the trees and the pigeons. I told her how quiet my apartment is and how much I like living in the back of the building.

Then, wouldn't you know it, someone across the courtyard had a blowout party that lasted until 5 a.m.! Only when the sun came up did they finally disperse. Before that, they sang "Happy Birthday" at the top of their lungs, played Sinatra's "New York, New York" several times and yelled obscenities at a neighbor who opened his window and told them to pipe down. At one point they broke a bottle and I decided to call the police - but when I walked around the block to see which building address to report, the police were already there.



  1. Why do those wild parties only happen when you have people visiting? It has happened here as well.

    I hope tonight is more peaceful!

    It's even more fun reading your blog, now that we've met in "real life." Looking forward to taking a walk with you sometime here in my swampy landscape. It would be so interesting to see what you notice, what calls you to take a pic.

  2. Hi Steve, I hope your visit with your mother is fun. I am way too uptight to make a nuisance of myself. I don't know how people do it.

  3. I got an e mail from half a world away--- about nosiy partiers keeping people up til 4am... must be the time of year...

  4. we have rain keeping us up here. i was woken at 6am this morning by a drip on my face!

  5. We used to have noisy neighbours but where we are now it only happens once in a while -- enjoyed reading about it.