DISPATCHES FROM CRUTCH –  SAILOR JERRY LIVES ON!

Dispatch SS-525 recently had the pleasure to attend the 44th Reunion with the crew of my old Diesel Boat/Sub USS Grenadier SS-525…was a nice time swapping sea stories, well those of us that were still somewhat vertical that is ha ha  …one of my Boat`s former crew, even older, before us, and kindly remember my Read more about DISPATCHES FROM CRUTCH –  SAILOR JERRY LIVES ON![…]

DISPATCHES FROM CRUTCH – GREYHOUND BUS STATION MEMORIES

When I was young my Mother managed the restaurant Nites in the Greyhound Bus Station, this was a time almost all still traveled by bus, so very busy, everyone dressed up to travel then and many soldiers n sailors in uniform traveling here and there…not low class like now..well she was quite busy when the buses were Read more about DISPATCHES FROM CRUTCH – GREYHOUND BUS STATION MEMORIES[…]

The Curious and Remarkable Life of Martin Hildebrandt

Martin Hildebrandt opened a tattoo shop on the Bowery in the post Civil War era and is considered to be the first tattooist in New York City.  Little to no evidence exists today of Martin’s incredible canon of artistry. There are no samples or flash of Martin Hildebrant’s creations that have been found… yet. In Read more about The Curious and Remarkable Life of Martin Hildebrandt[…]

The History of Tattoos in New York, from Bowery Sensation to Banned Art

The New-York Historical Society explores three centuries of Gotham’s relationship to the tattoo through vintage images, electric pens, and live demonstrations. ALLISON MEIER, APRIL 6, 2017, hyperallergenic.com Tattooing in New York has been a sideshow attraction, a banned underground practice, and an elite society trend. Performers in the early 1900s Bowery dime museums boasted wild tales of Read more about The History of Tattoos in New York, from Bowery Sensation to Banned Art[…]

When you read it you will know. This is for you.

A collection of poems by Kayla Milanes “Subway” All I see is sunflowers and white roses and Lily’s  and railroad tracks and there are white haired women singing “there will be days like this” where the concrete don’t shine and the sidewalk cracks singing “Young folk don’t know nothing bout love” Like “There’s got to Read more about When you read it you will know. This is for you.[…]