New York City Diary

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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Union Pool Car Show

Over the weekend, Jenn, Zachary and I went for a walk in McCarren Park as we often do. On the way back we noticed a classic car show taking place under the elevated portion of the BQE so we decided to check it out. As we were walking by the car in the above photo, it started spewing out flames from two stacks coming out of the hood, so I had to shoot it.

The next picture is of a car I thought looked cool, but I can't recall the make or model.

The car show was somehow affiliated with a bar called Union Pool. I haven't been there in years, but it's become very popular with the hot rod crowd.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Sunday at the Pool

This afternoon, after I finished my entries for Jaunted, Jenn went into Manhattan to meet a friend, so I put Zachary in the jogging stroller and went to McCarren Park. I could hear music from the McCarren Park Pool, so we headed over to check out the free show. The performer was a rapper/hip-hop artist named Aesop Rock who was joined by Rob Sonic and DJ Whiz. I hadn't heard of the first two, but I think I met DJ Whiz one time at a club called Good World, but that's going back a ways and it might not be the same Whiz. In any case, the music was pretty good, and Zach liked looking at all the people and especially the inflatable dancing stick figures.

After a few minutes at the concert, we headed over to a quieter part of the park so I could let Zachary run around on the grass and kick his little soccer ball. On the way I bought a soft-serve vanilla ice cream cone.

He enjoyed the ice cream cone and, naturally, got ice cream all over his face. Then we found a patch of grass and played some rudimentary soccer. Zach got distracted by a rock and then kept kicking the ball to a group of women relaxing on a blanket who were all taken in by the young charmer.