Monday, June 1, 2009

Brooklyn and NYC at its finest...

So I've been taking pictures of the things that make me love this city, and thought to kick off my daily blogging return I'd start with that. But first the annoying...

In some effort to make Broadway a scenic place you can relax after shopping. The city has installed these sitting lanes with lawn chairs and planters. Personally I can't see why you would want to take a seat in the middle of Time Square, looking at all the bright lights and traffic but to each his own... Now why is this the thing that annoys me, because all the damn tourist sitting out there are really taking it too damn far. Naps on the street like they are on the beach, walking slow (as usual) but most annoyingly taking the lawn chairs and moving them onto the sidewalks. WTH people! They've already given you an entire lane of the street, must you take the sidewalks too.. SMDH. Pic below:Damn tourists and the lawn chairs.... See Dude in the left hand corner snoozing.I've said it before the MTA a bunch of douches, but the comedy show that are the passengers PRICELESS! Friday morning I happened upon this gem. When the E train stopped at Queens Plaza a flood of people rushed on and this girl walked onto the train and sat right down on the floor. At first she was tying her shoe, then I guess she just decided to stay there. She sat Indian style for three stations, not moving so people could get off the train. HILARIOUS! I'm not even going to speak on that woman and her bunched up panties and VPL. You know its bad because I took this with my BBerry phone. YUCK!


Last weekend was Memorial Day weekend, and there is nothing better than spending the day at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM for you Nyers) at Dance Africa, and the D.A Street fair. There are some draw backs to going (to be covered in a later post) but for the most part its a good time. Tons of good food, stuff to buy that you know you don't need and lots of jokes. Here are a few pics:

African Dance troupe, that broke out into spontaneous routine... They were great. Their booth was next to this booth selling Reggae CD's so it was hard to concentrate on the drums beats with Beres Hammond singing "Night Nurse".
Then there was this great group that just started playing the drums across the street. People were dancing and playing other instruments... AH LOVE Brooklyn.

On the way out a circle formed and the Capoeira fighters started performing. C.J. thought this was the best thing ever. He didn't want to leave, but the crowd was being a tad rude, so instead of me cursing out someone in front of my child I walked away. Needless to say the people being rude were not of African decent.... I'm just sayin'
Of course it wasn't all peace, love and honoring our culture, the crazies were out too. Poor baby, why did her dad have to embarrass her with that hat on. And why does he own that hat? Is it held over from his "Pimps up, Hoes down days" . I got a great laugh at this one....So all its official, I'm back. I just have to make the time to type up all the things I think of. Blogger says I'm suppose to be able to post from my phone but that 'Ish ain't working... HELP.

6 comments:

Smarty Jones said...

LMAO!!! OK, somebody's gonna catch you snapping them and you're gonna get arrested! That is all. LMAO!!!

Coogie Cruz said...

Ummm they had tourist lanes? WTF. That just sounds and looks dumb. More opportunities for thieves to find easy targets as well.

ShellyShell said...

I can't even talk about the tourist lanes! I have a couple of foolywang pics from the BAM festival! I

The Jaded NYer said...

we have those benches near Madison Sq. Park on 23rd, too. I hate them ONLY because I never have a chance to sit n chill like everybody else. BOOO!

And lord- that Dance Africa fair had the crazies out in FULL EFFECT, you hear me? It was like foolishness overload...

blackwomenblowthetrumpet.blogspot.com said...

Hey there!

Those pics are priceless!! You caught some great moments on film!

Peace, blessings and DUNAMIS!
Lisa

Kitty said...

i love these pics you took! makes me want to go back to NY..
* le sigh* :-)