Brooklyn, New York

Nicholas and Sarah and their cats put up with us for more than a week in their Brooklyn apartment during the insanely hot New York City Dog Days but we still managed to cram a lot of activities into every day.

We went to the Metropolitan Museum.metropolitan

Took lots of trains to Manhattan and back to Brooklyn. One day this amazing group came onto the train:

Went to high-brow Barbara Gladstone Gallery in Chelsea to see the retrospective of legendary MAD cartoonist Basil Wolverton. I tried to capture a couple of those famous  images  how they were presented:

Nicholas introduced us to Brooklyn based cartoonist Josh Neufeld, whose new book A.D. New Orleans after The Deluge just came out. It was very inspiring to meet a fellow cartoonist, especially one whose work seems to be so close to mine. Josh already wrote about our wonderful encounter here. . You do indeed have a place to stay in Berlin anytime, Josh. We hope to see you soon.

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And then eventually I got around to do some record shopping. I bought a bunch of new 45´s of  local Brooklyn groups at Academy Records and also a bunch of cheap old stuff. And then I found The Thing.

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The middle of the summer was probably the worst time to check out THE THING, a legendary thrift store located in the Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn on 1001 Manhattan Ave. Here are two short videos that we made there:

Julia left me for half an hour and then returned to see how I was doing. When I saw her I  gasped: Thank god, you´ve come to release me!

It was too much, especially with the heat and the busy days that we had had in NYC. There are more than 100.000 records in that basement. I bought only about a dozen 45´s.

Now, THANK YOU SO MUCH to all our friends who let us stay at their places, fed us and drove us around. You are the GREATEST! Please come to Berlin soon and let us take care of  YOU!

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