St. Mark’s Comics

On St. Mark’s Place in New York City, you’ll find a great comic book shop. Here’s a look at the front.

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I first went into this shop in 1986 when it was located on the upper level. Nonetheless, they still have all your favorite comic books from the major companies as well as the independents, not to mention a large selection of graphic novels, games, and other related material.

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Friendly staff will help find what you’re looking for and give you the latest news from the business. Comic art can be fantastic, so take your time browsing. Just another form of story-telling. Enjoy them all.

Published in: on December 22, 2016 at 3:19 pm  Leave a Comment  
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The Subway Card

New York City’s subway is an expansive network of interconnected trains. You can go a long way for a relatively low fare. And fairly quickly, too.

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Using the rechargeable cards saves time and hassle. They’re bought from one of the machines where you can use a credit card (get the frequent flier miles). Then you swipe the card as you go through the turnstile. The display shows how much cash you have remaining on the card, so no surprises when to recharge.

Published in: on December 11, 2016 at 1:27 am  Leave a Comment  
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A drink at O’Hara’s, NYC

Kind of strange that for all my wanderings in New York City, I never found myself in O’Hara’s, which is located near the World Trade Center site. At last I stopped in here for a drink.

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For all the emergency responders, this place is a site of pilgrimage as it was a refuge on that terrible September day. At present, you’ll find patches and memorabilia posted on the wall from all over the world. The staff is friendly, the drinks reliable. Enjoy, but perhaps with a slightly heavy heart.

Published in: on May 22, 2016 at 6:03 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Keys

There’s a key for every lock, or so the saying goes. I found literally thousands of keys welded into a giant work of art covering the outside of a locksmith shop on 7th Avenue in New York City. Here’s a close up:

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Surely catches the eye and advertises at the same time. ¬†Imagine all the keys you’ve had over the years. Probably a couple of hundred. Anyway, put them to good use, lock something up!

Published in: on March 20, 2016 at 10:23 pm  Leave a Comment  
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