Van Jones on Focus the Nation
17 April 2009
Two boys kiss
Dogs get relief
Girl sips lemonade
Moms picnic on the lawn
A pick-up spot
A tanning salon
A dog run
A lunchtime refuge
A place for watching
A place to rest your eyes
A place for grass to grow
Sparrows perched under the bench
They see that I see them,
Hello sea gull
Hello water fowl
JC to the west
HH to the east
WTC was south
Tip of the ESB over my shoulder
A plane descends for Newark
Sky meets land
Bicycles, rollerblades, scooters
Sailboats, ferries, yachts
Man-made land meets river meets sea
Men in skirts or no shirts
Tank tops, flip flops, boots, coats
Winter meets summer
Labs, poms, mutts, a Chinese crested
Tourists, locals, straight, and gay
All colors and stripes meet here
At Christopher Street Pier
(Not my shot... image via NewYorkDailyPhoto)
On my way back from lunch at the Christopher Street pier, I decided to pop up into St Luke's Thrift Shop on Hudson St (South of Christopher) when I saw the sign out front announcing "dresses on sale, 50% off."
I walked through the door and the first thing I saw was this adorable early 60s style red dress with white polka dots. I took a look at the back and that's what got me.
"Try it on," said the lady working there. "It's so cute, and look, it's new." The tags were still on it. Such is the way of ladies of means - buying dresses, never wearing them, then donating them to a thrift shop. I can't say I'm not completely innocent of this. At least one pair of shoes in my closet have met the sidewalk only once or twice.
I tried it on and it fit perfectly. The tag said $40, but I got it for $20. Thrifty is nifty.
Now at Greenloop, get 50 to 75% off ethically and ecologically minded clothing line Edun - the brainchild of Ali Hewson and Bono (with some help from New York clothing designer Rogan Gregory).
Men's Eclipse jeans were $175, you can get 'em for $79.99 (save $95.01, hey every penny counts!)
Ladies' Calliope dress was $325, now $169.99 (that's $155.01 off, yeow!)
Get 'em @ Greenloop while the gettin' is good.