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When life hands you glitter, make a Mermaid costume

Article: When life hands you glitter, make a Mermaid costume

The bold, the beautiful, the freaky and the far-out were at it again this weekend, strutting their intricately crafted sea creature costumes at Coney Island’s annual Mermaid Parade. A party of exhibitionist families, drag queens and beauties, there’s no better place to host this nostalgic tribute to the nautical myth of the mermaid. And, well, you can’t argue with a well-executed freak show.

Yep, That's Right… My Ass is an Oil Painting

Article: Yep, That's Right… My Ass is an Oil Painting

Glorious, no? To bare or not to bare, THAT is the question! Ha. So, I did it. I posed naked. My pride made me! My ex, Les Rogers, has a huge show at Haunch of Venison, July 7, and as we are besties (and I don’t have an office job), I always go see him…

New-Old designs of 2010

Article: New-Old designs of 2010

New York Magazine’s recent Home Design issue highlight 21 designs for the home that embody the “Neo Classics” aesthetic which refresh old iconic and classic designs with new materials, edgy colors and styles. I’m particularly enamored with this “cyclone lounger,” a Le Corbusier inspired chair from Red Hook furniture company Uhuru’s Coney Island line which…

The Coney Island Mermaid Parade

Article: The Coney Island Mermaid Parade

It was an appropriately wet day for Saturday’s Mermaid Parade, but a little rain wasn’t enough to make the bevy of topless mermaids cover up their pasties. It was my first Mermaid Parade, and from the pictures I’ve seen I was under the impression that it would be an endless train of half naked young women, but in fact I’ve never seen more older women wearing less clothing than I did that afternoon. What is it about parades and Halloween that produces this effect on the 50+ club?