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Saturday, July 29, 2006

At The Park, Lower East Side

This kid and his Dad were playing at the park. The kid was literally climbing the walls or ,in this case, fences. I love that he has a feather in his hair - I don't know how healthy that is but kids are strong.

The "trad" kid on the scooter is also part of the family - I'm seeing a Family Ties meets the Lower East Side sitcom in the future for this family

Comments on "At The Park, Lower East Side"


Blogger Tim said ... (9:49 AM) : 

the kid looks like peter pan


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:45 AM) : 

I love this! It's wonderful to see a glimpse of life somewhere and hearing a little about that moment. Keep up these little stories...they are great. Maybe one day you could interview them too!


Blogger argos said ... (11:08 AM) : 

This beautiful photo of this wonderful boy is proof that youth has not been wasted on the young.


Blogger poobah said ... (11:42 AM) : 

Great shots! The first one looks like it's out of a movie like Tarzan or Blue Lagoon. Kids have such wonderful, uninhibited smiles!


Blogger Parisjasmal said ... (11:55 AM) : 

LOVE love love this post!
What a beautifully quirky kid!

He will have full on dreds in a couple of years.

That photo of him should be in a gallery.

Thanks for all the great photos and fashion booty!



Blogger Gary said ... (12:27 PM) : 

Adorable, in a feral way. :) He reminds me of the little kid in Road Warrior with the boomerang.


Blogger MARIA H said ... (1:35 PM) : 

Not that many brave hippies with their families climbing walls on big cities...I guess an encounter of this sort is magical then: a brief never-land.


Blogger Gidget Bananas said ... (1:51 PM) : 

How cute! He looks like he just escaped from a production of "A Midsummer Night's Dream."


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:21 PM) : 

I can't help saying "I just love this kid and the picture as a whole!"
That is why I love NY.
By the way, this is my fist time leaving a comment on your blog.
I simply enjoy your shots.
Thank you~


Blogger Swagger said ... (5:26 PM) : 

very..."lord of the flies"


Blogger whatwouldjanicedickinsondo said ... (6:56 PM) : 

i definitely get a Mowgli vibe here...
anyways, if i'm to be honest, that child's hair is shameful. If he was a teenager or adult choosing to wear his hair that way, then fair play to him. But he's not, he's a child and his parent(s) aren't bothering to look after his appearance.
I don't want to sound uptight, but if you want a child to grow up into someone who'll take pride in his appearance (i.e. not go out in sweatpants and flipflops) you have to start early.

End of rant.


Blogger EMNH said ... (7:04 PM) : 

Scott, you're making me weep with joy. These are images of New York that I thought were extinct.

I remember an entire family with dreadlocks in late 80's Brooklyn. The mother was blonde and Swedish, the father African American...three kids. The children were the most beautiful creatures I had ever seen. I use to see them on my morning runs...seeing them gave me an overwhelming sense of peace and joy. Sounds corny but it is true. I feel the same thing looking at this photo. It gives me that feeling, that Lou Reed feeling that everything is gonna be alright.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:08 PM) : 

thats awsome.


Blogger Anastasia said ... (8:17 PM) : 

what a cutie!!
I hope they are wearing sunblock!


Blogger Frida said ... (8:57 PM) : 

He looks like a little Tarzan!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:24 PM) : 

So cute. And I love the Dad's dreds.


Blogger Casey MacKenzie Johnson said ... (11:53 PM) : 

I was going to say that the kid totally looks like peter pan, but someone beat me to it.


Blogger Anna said ... (1:41 AM) : 

i read your entire blog today. i love your shots. i want to move to nyc so bad.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:42 AM) : 

Too sweet to be "Lord of the Flies." Definitely one of the Lost Boys from "Peter Pan."


Blogger Laurence John said ... (4:38 AM) : 

why is everyone going all misty-eyed over a white family with dreadlocks ?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:09 AM) : 

ah, child of the unicorn. doesn't look like a feather to me - but...why would a feather or whatever in your hear NOT be healthy? bacteria train the immunesystem; we become allergic and UNhealthy if we are too hygienic. anti-bacteria? don't believe the hype! lovely pictures though..


Blogger The Sartorialist said ... (8:01 AM) : 

to whatwouldjanicedickinsondo

don't forget that the other kid in the photo (on the scooter) is also part of the family and he could not be more well groomed with his perfect side-parted hair. I got the feeling that the parents were letting their kids express themselves.

Lets be honest, all little boys want to be like their fathers so his hair really doesn't surprise me and i think it is a sweet expression of love for dad. I bet if dad had a mohawk the little boy would want one too.


Blogger OrganicVogue said ... (10:13 AM) : 

Wow, he's adorable.

Oh and I think it's hilarious that some people are putting up fuss, way to take life too seriously


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:37 AM) : 

I think u should do an nyc kids only blog..
how cool would that be..
maybe marc jacobs new kids line will sponsor it..
they have the new mj kids line in the window at bleecker st.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:30 PM) : 

The kid eerily reminds me of the Native-American themed collection we just got from D&G. Looked awful on the runway, but maybe he can pull it off.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:05 AM) : 

Great pictures!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:14 AM) : 

herringbonekid, you stated it PERFECTLY.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:06 AM) : 

The kid almost reminds me of a tarzan-est child, but in a very different kind of jungle


Blogger WWND said ... (12:34 PM) : 

A New York City kid, looking like that! Great photo, Sart!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:12 PM) : 

Oh Jeez! whatwouldjanicedicksondo!! The kid is off in the park with his dad!!!He isn't attending a state event! For us city folks the play ground is the eqivalent of the back yard. You wear in the play groundwhat one would wear in the back yard to muck about.

There is time and place for kids to be in their bib and tucker. The park just isn't one of them unless you plan to set up a massive therapy fund to go along with the fancy play ground clothing.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:02 AM) : 

He looks like he ran straight off the set of Jungle 2 Jungle. Adorable.


Blogger The G Manifesto said ... (10:55 AM) : 

just watched a few minutes of Mad Max beyond thunderdome last night, and this kid could have been rolling with Gibson


Blogger whatwouldjanicedickinsondo said ... (11:26 AM) : 

anon 9.12
I'm certainly not saying that you should dress the kid up in a mini seersucker suit before you let him on the swings...i'm saying comb your kid's hair before he leaves the house. It'll teach him something.


Blogger Kelli said ... (12:35 PM) : 

They are such boys - uninhibited is right! I love it. Both shots are great and I cannot look at them without smiling!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:31 AM) : 


that was an ignorant comment... thank you for sharing

how is it that having dreadlocks will not instill a sense of pride in a child? in all actuality I would say that will instill a deep sense of pride in him where he would learn to not care what ignorant twits (such as people with limited experience with people who don't look like them) might think of him

shameful? you even thinking to type that was shameful



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:21 PM) : 

Jungle 2 Jungle story.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:23 AM) : 

a happy face is a happy face is a happy face


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:56 PM) : 

This is such a great picture. These kids are so lucky that their dad just lets them "hang out". No perfect outfits, hair required. It's tough in an urban environment and I give him full marks for this. The kids are beautiful and will probably be really cool adults.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:58 PM) : 

i assume both parents are great!


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