Bowery Boogie Writers Make an Appearance in Bill Cunningham’s ‘On the Street’ Profile

Posted on: December 2nd, 2013 at 12:07 pm by and

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Lori Greenberg and David Bergman, Photo: Bill Cunningham

Two of our writers, husband-wife designer-writer-duo Lori Greenberg and David Bergman, were featured in Bill Cunningham’s weekly “On the Street Section” in the New York Times.

David and I were at the Union Square Farmer’s Market, shopping for ingredients for a “Thanksgiv-ukah” feast. We were at two different farm stands, when David saw Bill Cunningham, taking my photo. David got his phone out and took a pic of the whole scene.

Soon after that, David thought that Bill was done taking pics, so he walked over to me. I gave David a kiss, and then I sensed someone moving around right near us, and I realized that Bill was still shooting! So, I whispered to David, “Don’t look now, but Bill Cunningham is taking our photo. Act natural!” We started cracking up, and Bill kept shooting, and then we all said hello.

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Bill Cunningham Photographing Lori Greenberg, Photo: David Bergman

I had hoped we would get into the New York Times “On the Street” this weekend, but you never know what will happen. Bill has taken photos of me in the past (since the 1980s, actually), but I never got into the “On the Street” section. Whenever you think you will get in, you don’t, and vice-versa. I’ve worked as a designer on many nonprofit NYC fundraising events, so I have been in the “Evening Hours” section (including one time when I was dressed as Marie Antoinette, with giant fake birds in my wig!). One of my dream goals was to get into the “On the Street” section, so I’m pretty thrilled with the whole thing. One of the reasons that we live here and love it here, is because of characters like Bill, who are such a part of New York City. I love that he gets as excited about NY, as the rest of us.

See the full piece and the accompanying video here.

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