11-21-14 NYC Graffiti Artist Chico

A passerby looks at a A painting of Basquiat by NYC Graffiti Artist Chico
Basquiat by NYC Graffiti Artist Chico, Tompkins Square Park June 2012

Thanks to my best friend, I was in Tomkins Square Park on June 3rd 2012, during a big outdoor exhibition. Murals were wrapped around the entire park! It was awesome. While walking around I noticed a superfly boombox, all graffitied up and took a picture. I’d never seen one like it! I saw it again, this time next to a beautiful painting of Jean-Michel Basquiat. By the way, the fellow on the right walked into my shot, but as it happened, it made my photo so much better!

So, who was Chico?

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11-17-14 Taboo: A New Yorker Visits Times Square…and Has Fun!

A man is dressed as a Marijuana Leaf in Time Square
We’re in agreement! This man was kind enough to pose for me.

New Yorkers tend to stay away from Times Square; we all pretty much agree it’s out-of-control and swarming with tourists. And that makes it UNCOOL. But last week, I decided to walk through on my way to the Big Data concert. Soon, I was shooting away… and then I saw it: a gigantic axe sticking out of a New York taxi cab!

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11-14-14 Big Data seduces Terminal 5 in NYC, November 12th, 2014

Alan Wilkis and Liz Ryan (the Siren) of Big Data perform at Terminal 5 on 11-12-14


When Warner Brothers Records PR hooked me up with a ticket and photo pass to the Big Data show I was totally psyched! I posted about them in July so I already knew I liked their music. But now I was going to see them live, at a sold out show, opening for Fitz and the Tantrums.


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11-3-14 Subway Poetry

Gabriel writing for the blog Poems by New Yorkers
I was asked to write a poem for the cool blog Poems by New Yorkers!

By random chance, I was on my commute and a woman nearby seemed intrigued I was writing. She asked if I was in the Arts and when I said I was, she introduced herself. Madeline Schwartzman is a writer/filmmaker who runs 365 Day Subway: Poems By New Yorkers. What makes her site different, is she approaches a complete stranger whilst on her subway commute, and asks them to write a poem. The result joins an impressive array of poems from everyday New  Yorkers on


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