The Unknown Hipster

New York Stroll

Posted in Whereabouts by unknownhipster on June 24, 2010

I saw a man, with a dog, making his bed in a brand new condo on Flatbush Avenue.

On a yacht moored in Battery Park, a man with a red turban was presiding to an intimate dinner, exposed to the Saturday passersby.

I was painting watercolours of the New Jersey sunset, and saw a solitary man catching a small fish from the pier.

And I walked to 23rd Street and 8th Avenue, to see if the Automat where (as told in Just Kids)  Allen Ginsberg  once bought a sandwich for Patty Smith, thinking she was a boy, still exists.

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  1. voz said, on June 25, 2010 at 1:49 am

    Beatific! Saw “HOWL” at the Sydney Film Festival. Thanks for this inspiration.

  2. haapi said, on June 25, 2010 at 3:43 am

    throw in a ride on the staten island ferry (round-trip) and it sounds like quite a summer perfect day.

  3. BW said, on June 25, 2010 at 9:57 am

    Dude, you are the Ben Katchor of hipsters. Rock-on!

  4. Helen said, on June 25, 2010 at 10:20 am

    Ilove your work! Never mocking, but kind of tender appreciation of your subject.

  5. RoskÖ said, on June 25, 2010 at 12:09 pm

    Splendide ! (et donc, existe-t-il toujours cet automate?)

  6. Wendy Sacks said, on June 26, 2010 at 4:54 am

    Unfortunately no more Automats. I also read Just Kids and loved it. Amazing to write such a detailed memoir evoking a bygone New York without bad-mouthing anyone. And Patti Smith comes off as a true bohemian.

    I love your work Unknown Hipster–you really capture New York and its characters–Thanks!

  7. Lullu said, on July 24, 2010 at 5:19 am

    I love the illustrations ( as usual), and I love the way you tell them ( as usual too). As you can see I don´t have anything new to say…

  8. Deme said, on July 31, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    I saw the same guy on the yacht!!! My apartment looks down on that yacht. FYI: It was in the North Cove in Battery Park “CITY”

    Battery Park is a few blocks away.

  9. Jesús Garrido said, on August 3, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    que arte tienes amigo, buenos trabajos sí señor.

  10. DECADE said, on August 16, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Best blog post, ever.

  11. maja said, on August 18, 2010 at 6:00 am

    where have you been for so long now? come back! i need your posts!

  12. Lola Ehrlich said, on August 21, 2010 at 2:20 pm

    Miss you….
    Please post again!

  13. sprawlingshade said, on September 17, 2010 at 11:03 am

    I love your art! So much better than photos.

  14. Pasadena Adjacent said, on September 22, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    I think I’m going to have to get the book. Flatbush Ave….nice

  15. Naomi said, on October 25, 2010 at 5:40 am

    You do a beautiful work! I found your website today and I happy that I know it now 😉

  16. Olga said, on November 2, 2010 at 1:47 pm

    great job! as if Hopper has played with crayons.

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