Memorial Day Weekend this year was incredibly busy. Friday night, I was at Fania Records’ Armada Fania Pop-Up Store and Club Party at the 1896 in Bushwick, Brooklyn with world famous DJ Louie Vega spinning a couple of hours of meringue, salsa and Latin rhythms. Saturday night, I was the Grand Prospect Hall in Park Slope, Brooklyn for the DFA Records 12th Anniversary Event. Sunday, I was by the Jersey Shore to visit a friend for the day, and it included a stop at Asbury Park, NJ on a lovely but chilly Sunday afternoon and evening.
Part of Asbury Park’s Grand Arcade (if i’m not mistaken). From the architecture, you can tell that it was a gorgeous building – and in some way, it shouldn’t be very surprising that the architects behind Grand Central Terminal also designed this building.
I found this mermaid mural while inside the Grand Arcade. I took a photo in Black and White, but I figured that seeing it in color would do it equal justice.
The interior of the Grand Arcade.
I loved the detail on this seahorse on the Convention Hall.
My friend and I stopped a local bar, Johnny Mac for a few beers when I came across this particular directive. However, I’m not sure if that’s all too wise.
I came across some of the funniest bathroom graffiti, i’ve seen in some time in one of the bathrooms at the bar.
Although not related, I was with the same friend i was visiting in South Jersey while in Chinatown when I came across this car dedicated to MCA of the Beastie Boys. MCA forever!
For these photos and the rest of the photos from this project, check out the Flickr set here: