Weekend Special — Street Food


All hail the lonely cotton-candy vendor, his wares umbrella’ed above him in pastel, particolored splendor. A harbinger of spring, he waits for the first children to arrive in the park across the street in Richmond Hill, Queens (click to enlarge).

At 113th Street and Park Avenue in Manhattan, where the Metro North railway takes wing and becomes elevated, a pair of hand-painted signs for a meat-oriented supremarket that seems to no longer exist (though one of the same name still does business on N. 6th in Williamsburg). Did the painter use 1940s hand-colored postcards for a model. Why are the farm animals so large? Any why are the pigs stacked that way?

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