Plus! Eric Adams Watch!! Weird Trash Pic #25!!!
I had no idea New York's mayor was so...quirky. And the Naked Cowboy is, um, well, hmmm, let's see, yeah, I think that about sums it up...
I like weird people, and "normal" creeps me out. But when I look at the Weird Trash picture and read about your weird mayor's confident plan of starving the rats, I have to scratch my head... You've got a long way to go, NYC... Thank You for the Brooklyn Gardener's lovely picnic pic!
The rats are stronger than us. There's no hope.
Wow how interesting reading about the anxiety the Naked Cowboy has to battle each morning. Reminded me a bit of following Paperboy Prince around for a short documentary (are you familiar with them?!)
The Naked Cowboy piece was so inspirational. We're all running down a dream and it's hard to get after it every day. Really resonated with me as an indie filmmaker!!
It makes me so happy to read the Naked Cowboy piece. When I was a bike messenger in the early 2000’s, he was one of the most familiar and comforting sights when coming through Times Square (which is saying something, as Times Square is a place messengers try to avoid if possible, as all the tourists make for unpredictable foot traffic). The blue collar folks in the city like to keep tabs on each other -- there’s a solidarity there. Makes me want to send him a tip. Ohhh Anne, can you find out his Venmo?
I have a picture of me and three friends in our underwear with the naked cowboy in the middle of winter. It’s no shock to learn how resilient he is...it was cold af and we were only out there for 30 seconds
I continue to love your Mayor Adam’s reports! And the Cowboys copy of Nietzsche!! Wow.
The trash bin photo looks (sadly) like challah dough. Maybe someone didn’t have the minimal patience to braid the dough and gave-up...
“Sharing a pie with your boo is the ultimate!” Oh, God, he is the quirkiest Mayor, ever! Loved hearing the Naked Cowboy’s morning routine, I took a bunch of pictures of him 20 years ago, I’m gonna see if I still have them, if there are any good ones I’ll email you. 🤣 😂
I missed the original, thanks for the repost. I remember when TNC first appeared. Loved the story.
Nooo!!! The groundhog!!! What a gem of a quote at the end of this newsletter!
Did any member of the New York press corp ask if the boa constrictor could be deployed to fight the rats?
Another great edition. I can't decide which of Eric Adams' quotes to put on a t-shirt...they're all gold.
If garbage cans in NYC are baking rolls, the rats are having a smorgasbord! Templeton would be very happy! Maybe the rats would be happy with the blueberry bagels! What a quirky mayor - if nothing else, it gives the press something new to report on every day!
You always manage to assemble the most off-beat characters. Off-beat is probably the wrong word because you also profile interesting people like Mike the priest, the Tik-tok nun and of course Mr. Mshanetskiy -- loved the picnic photo. I have always thought the melting pot of immigrants in America started with trying each other's food. Ukrainians eating lots of sushi -- wow.