October 26, 2009
Every year since 1990 Tompkins Square has held one of my favorite events in New York City: The Halloween Dog Parade. The costumes are outrageous and the people are friendly it is always a good time for people and their furry friends alike. Every year the costumes seem to get better and more original. My sister and Rhys brought their adorable puppy Rheana in the pirate costume I bought her, but unfortunately this is the big time and although I do believe she was the most adorable pirate dog “on her quest for booty” (as my sister dubbed her) she did not place in the competition. The winners are always spectacular homemade costumes that sometimes come with a float and matching costume for the owner. Even though we didn’t win we still had a blast and Rheana went home happy with her trick’o’treat bag full of yummy treats!
I encourage everyone to go the event next year its only $5 which is a donation to the park and upkeep of the dog run! I’m going to start brainstorming Rheana’s costume for next year…..
Rheana with the judges and in her pirate costume
Here are some of my favorite costumes of the day- Photos after the jump
October 23, 2009
I was twenty-one years when I wrote this song
I’m twenty-three now but I won’t be for long
Time hurries on
And the leaves that are green turn to brown
And they wither in the wind
And they crumble in your hand
I always listened to Simon and Garfunkel when I was younger, but my Freshman year at NYU I got really into them and would wander around the city trying to escape my dorm and crazy roommate and think what it must have been like for Simon and Garfunkel to walk these same streets and write such beautiful words. One of my favorite songs has always been Leaves that Are Green, and now in my senior year, my last Fall in New York as a student the song seems so fitting. Thanks for the tunes guys!