Heroes In The Off-Hours

December 14, 2013

Creatures of Times Square, they’re just like us.  They count their cash…


they check the mirror…



they experience moments of sadness…


they comfort one another…


they adjust themselves… 


 they facetime with friends…


and then they head home…





Times Square Strangers Watching Boxing Instead Of Going Home

February 8, 2012 — 0

What is it about grown men throwing punches in a ring that makes guys stop and stand and wait for one of them to fall?

Tuesday, 7:08pm, the Times Square subway station.  When it’s likely someone’s waiting at home for them.  And each of these guys could view the same content (or better), anytime they want, on the smartphones in their pockets?

For years, I’ve passed motionless, transfixed dudes like these in this very spot.  Do they react to a nasty punch?  No.  Do they cheer for this fighter or that?  Nope.  Do they talk to each other?  Never.

In 2009, briefly, the fighting stopped.  Not sure why.

Now it is back.   Still no audio, no hi-def, no clue when the fight will end.  They pass up train after train, waiting for a punch to land and a man to go down.


Toasting The Times Square Heroes

May 19, 2010 — 0

Rick invited the Times Square street vendors up for a small party in their honor.  The least we could do for these veterans, who stopped a bomb from exploding right on our corner.  Here’s to you, fellas.



Zambri Jams Right Here In The Office

May 10, 2010 — 5


Mary Zambri, who is on the sales team for MTV, has two sisters who formed a band called — you guessed it — Zambri. Mary sent me some links to their new songs, and I invited them to come jam here in the office. Zambri brought drums and bass, and when the drums kicked in, everyone on the floor packed into my office and we rocked that shit.

I love this song, I made them do it twice…

Tough to get this next one out of your head. It’s called “w/Somebody,” and with some good production in the studio, I think it’s gonna be their first single:

Can’t wait for them to


A Shitty Job In Times Square

November 5, 2009 — 1

Every year, Charmin’s holiday poop pop-up store here in Times Square manages to thrill the toursists who just can’t contain their excrement excitement. It’s a shitty job, but somebody’s got to do it…