the owner of this spectacular garment said that her friend made it
from one of those cheesy tapestries (poker playing pups) that once
could be found in the garment district for 10 bucks.
I met this guy at the flea market and immediately
wanted to buy the shirt off his back.
This is the basic "Love Portal" costume for Matt Silver, a performance
artist frequently seen in Union Square.
This young man and his colorful menagerie were hanging near Madame
Taussaud's Wax Museum inTimes Square.
neighborhood kids roaring up the sidewalks...
This woman was part of a "save the bees" demonstration in
Union Square and my surreal sensitive antennae were quickly
tweaked by the costume. Also, I completely support this very
This woman was taking a break with her Macaw before heading
over to the San Gennaro festival in Little Italy.
Ben Rey dresses up daily in elegant, early 80's high punk outfits
and is a regular at the 25th street flea market.
leap frog anyone?
all photos ©Ken Brown