Category Archives: New York City


The best of the poems, photos, and meditations to appear on UPICTURE have now been collected in a book,  KILLERS IN TUTUS, available at Amazon.  Click here.  The cover photo appeared on November 2, 2012 in an essay on Fasching … Continue reading

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The Bowery – SRO ~ 1980

“Single Resident Occupancy” or SRO, the long-standing New York term for the bottom of the social pecking order. Better than the exhaust vents over the IRT though. This one was on the Bowery. I believe it was turned into a … Continue reading

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So I’m walking down Canal Street, New York City …

… the year is 2005, and I’m looking down at the sidewalk, which is so uneven the homeless can’t even drive their shopping carts on it, when I think “Look up, expand your chest, take in the world!” The sort … Continue reading

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Remember when strawberries tasted like something?

Or more precisely, do you remember when strawberries tasted like some place ? These days strawberries are either as sweet as saccharine or, at this time of year, as pulpy as cardboard. When the picture above was taken, in New … Continue reading

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