Shots from the abandoned Seaview Hospital on Staten Island. The picture below is one of the dormitories for the former mental patients and TB patients that lived on the facility. Staten Island is turning out to be my favorite borough to explore.
My 30th birthday present to myself. I bought this 3Rensho frame circa 2006 and I’ve been slowly putting it together since. I’m proud to say I put a lot of work into this bike and, aside from the headset which was already installed, I built the entire thing, including hand building the wheels. It paid off!
The past four years, in a photobooth. Every year on my birthday I visit the same photobooth and take a couple of photos. for posterity. Above is ages 27 through 30. Each time, I look for some sort of significant change from the years prior, and the only thing that concerns me this year is that it appears as though my blazin’ Italian brows are fading away…
Sooooo pumped to get my Hysterics EP in the mail today! All-women band from Olympia, WA that play super cool, unassuming 80s style hardcore. Check them out at the M’Lady’s Bandcamp!
you better believe baby Fausto Ciminera or whatever dumb name I decide to name my kid will be wearing one of these.
Wheel building, before and after. Phil Wood hubs laced to DT Swiss 1.1 rims. I’m building the rear in a few days. So glad to finally have a fitting pair of wheels to ride after my other pair was stolen 2 years ago. For more wheel building action go here.
My father, circa 1959, in the United States Navy on tour in the Mediterranean. Today marks two years since he passed, I think about him everyday.
Ringers and Red Thread show at my old house at 131 Tompkins in Brooklyn, NY. This is the show that Vice Magazine came to, took pictures, and posted them online with captions that called us gay and dumb. December 2007.
At the Viaduct, an abandoned elevated train track line in Philadelphia.
New pin that sums it all up, from Spoking Fun.
Anonymous asked: what is your life threatening disease?
I have polycystic kidney disease. It’s genetic and I inherited it from my father, who passed away almost two years ago from the disease. There’s currently no cure or treatment, so I’m participating in an experimental drug study right now to further research. I have an essay in “Sick: A Compilation Zine on Physical Illness,” which is an all-around awesome read on physical illness in younger people & radical communities. And if you want to know more, you can go here, here, or here. Thanks for asking, I sometimes have a hard time bringing it up myself.