Clayton’s Corner: Around and Around the LES [PHOTOS]

Posted on: December 9th, 2016 at 5:10 am by
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I walk and a nod around the community, taking in the odd smile and moments of lamenting.

First, there’s Michael Lydon, a musician player for a number of years on the street with the 9th Street Stampers; he lives on 9th Street…

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…And here’s the legendary Sock Man, who’s returned with a new location 99 St. Mark’s Place…

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…Van Gogh Mural on St. Mark’s Place, between 1st and Avenue A…

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…Polish Center, St. Mark’s Place…

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…My Front Door on Essex Street…

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…Wendy Scripps is the current owner 24 Avenue A boutique and the adjacent Art on Avenue A (and Wendigo Productions).

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…Robert grew up on Eldridge. Riding around on a Citi Bike…

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…Gerry Viscoe worked in the Classics department at Columbia University for over 30 Years, but they sliced, diced, and allegedly pushed her out without a pension…

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…Another shot of the “community” posing at my front door on Essex Street…

All photos in Clayton’s Corner were shot by Clayton Patterson.

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