BSA Images Of The Week: 07.24.22


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Welcome to BSA Images of the Week!

Jesus it’s rough out there! Throwing a frisbee could cause a heart attack in this heat wave. This situation is like the polar opposite of a winter snowstorm that forces everyone to stay inside their apartments. Believe it or not, in this city we have such extremes. We gave you Trump and we also gave you Bernie Sanders, for example.

Trying to think happy thoughts on the street despite the crushing debilitating heat and we are greeted by a mopey Gen Z guy carrying a sign that says “this is the coolest summer of the rest of your life”. Thanks, Senor Killjoy.

The good thing, and we insist on concentrating on these good things, is that New York is positively swimming with gorgeous young things who are traipsing through the streets in barely there gear and you don’t even need to buy pot to get high now because the streets are swirling with it. Also, you can buy pot anywhere; in a curbside truck, on a brownstone stoop, from a Nigerian guy out of a suitcase on the sidewalk on Canal street, even at your grandma’s Saturday canasta match.

$100 two years ago is worth only $85, but our parks are still free and full of leafy trees and concerts and theater and city pools are staying open extra hours to cool off. Burning Spear, UB40, Animal Collective, Sharon Van Etten, The Decemberists, Khruangbin, Erykah Badu, Shakespeare in the Park, anybody? We always sit on a blanket outside the gate and enjoy the music nonetheless – you can too. Also, as a reminder, we are not at war with each other – all us different races and religions. That’s all a huge lie on the TV machine. New Yorkers actually like each other.

Our street art as usual is off the hook. This week it seems a little bit cuddly, to tell the truth.

Here’s our weekly interview with the street, this week featuring: Rambo,Hiss, Dirty Bandits, Modomatic, Neon Savage, Muckrock, You Are Not Alone, Third Rail Art, Rari Grafix, OH!, Drama, and Banksy Hates Me.

Prolly not. Banksy Hates Me (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Been seeing these at your summer picnic? Modomatic. Bug 015. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Is this a three layer strawberry cat cake? Hiss (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Dirty Bandits in collaboration with You Are Not Alone Murals and East Village Walls. (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Rambo (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Unidentified artist (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Oh, what DRAMA! (photo © Jaime Rojo)
MuckRock (photo © Jaime Rojo)
MuckRock (photo © Jaime Rojo)
OH! (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Neon Savage (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Third Rail Art and Rari Frafix (photo © Jaime Rojo)
Untitled. Summer 2022, NY (photo © Jaime Rojo)

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