Just wondering through the West Village on a beautiful sunny winter afternoon. And I'm reminded of how different this neighborhood looks to me. So many buildings are gone and new ones are rising from the ashes of the demolition debris. Where the four more Lanes used to be is now a giant construction pit with laborers and bulldozers trains galore brand new luxury building awaits some very wealthy people 43 Corner spaces I got to guess in this neighborhood they're probably going to cost about 5 million bucks per. I'm heading south getting ready to just chill out in Washington Square Park which by the way has also been renovated in the last 10 years they spent a gazillion dollars moving the fountain over a certain amount a feet so that it could be visible from Fifth Avenue anyway that's how my random thoughts go on this beautiful winter day
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Here we are in Ottawa Canada on a recent ice skating trip in the Rideau Canal a fabulous location. Canadians have adapted quite well to the super cold temperature, and recently we were treated to the world's lowest temperature for a capital city... For the first few days it never rose above 0 degrees Fahrenheit. To compensate we dress and amazing layers and I even bought a pair of battery operated socks! Ottawa is a very nice city for for dining as well, and while skating there are all kinds of food concessions and we have indulged deli in beavertails and maple taffy.
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Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Roller Jam located in Staten Island. But back to the 70's for a bit...my local rink The Roxy roller rink (opened in 1978) was my weekly thrill. Great music, and some of the best skaters I've ever seen. It closed for good in the beginning of this decade, but serious skating there had been in decline for years...when the lights went out I thought an era was gone. Occassionally I would wander past the Central Park Skaters and pine fo the goood old days, but my skates were still in deep storage (3 hrs away), and skating was only something i dreamed about, but this would ALL change in 2013!
Here's a list of my fave places to roll in the NYC/NJ area: again, in no particular order, The rinks: Newark NJ's Branch Brook Park, Union NJ's Skate 22, Lynbrook, Long Island's Hot Skates, Seaford L.I.'s United Skates of America . and then the incredibly unique Crazy Legs skate club located in Bedford Stuyvessant Brooklyn! taking place in a Salvation Army community gym...the skating takes place on a basketball court! Great D.J.'s always on hand.
Each place offers it's own unique vibe and many skaters will only be found at 1 place or the other!
So next time you want to roll....hit me up at Scott@scottedergallery.com for info!
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The AMAZING Les Halles (old covered market) of Angouleme...conveniently located next to where i was set up!
the Musee de B.D...