Misplaced Modifiers / by VH McKenzie


One morning, during my ritual stroll for an early cup of coffee in the East Village,  I spotted a plastic bag full of hair on the sidewalk. Yeah, a bag full of hair.

 At first glance, I was afraid that it contained an entire  human head. I regret not snapping a photo of it and vowed not to make the same mistake twice. These sidewalks are a treasure trove of mystery, weirdness and, for some reason, shoes. 

Lots  and lots of shoes.

This page is updated regularly................click on photos for full view.


I imagine it was a spectacular walk of shame this morning. Not one, but two thongs, mere yards apart.


 08/4/13 9:07am


 08/4/13 9:08am


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Bloody crime scene on Avenue B.


08/2/13 7:36am


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A strange assemblage for July - it was cold on the Ferry?

07/28/13 9:35am


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Re-affirming my thoughts on The Rapture.


07/22/13 7:21am


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The perfect haircut.



7/19/13 7:28am

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Tea for two.


7/16/13 7:35am

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Sometimes the pictures practically take themselves.

7/13/13 9:15am


Indeed.


7/13/13 9:16am

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I'd leave the fugly shoes on the street, too.

7/5/13 7:56am

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Girl fight?

7/1/13 7:58am

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Somebody, somewhere, is apparently completely naked.
7/1/13 7:55am

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Human Capital Analyst abandons all.
7/1/13 7:38am




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Alien abduction?

6/25/13 7:12am

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Stylin'.
6/23/13 9:50am

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I never see a pair of abandoned flip flops; they travel solo.
6/23/13 9:36am



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As if they are still walking....
6/20/13 8:03am


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Strange only because it was left at the PARK.  Not even remotely close to an apartment building.
6/20/13 7:21am


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Another lonely flip flop.
6/13/13 10:06am


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Barely worn.
6/13/13 7:26am

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Frankly surprised I don't see more of these - little kids shoes.
6/13/13 7:11am
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Ok this is officially my last umbrella carcass photo. I could have taken a DOZEN more that morning. Just how hard is it to drop your umbrella in a trash can rather than on the sidewalk?
6/11/13 7:45am

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This is getting out of hand.
 6/11/13 7:44am

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Promptly discarded on the spot of failure.

6/8/13 9:3am
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What do you think -  the Rapture?

6/7/13 7:39pm
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Not made for walking, apparently.

6/5/13 7078am
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 Thumbs up!

6/4/13 7:48am
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Haven't a clue.

6/4/13 7:44am
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Weave me alone.
6/4/13 7:43am
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At the bus stop.
 
6/4/13 7:31am

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A not-so-effective hiding place.
  6/3/13 7:48am

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Another pair of shoes in my path, all is right with the world.
  6/3/13 7:30am


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I'll grant you the notion that these are rather easy to slip out of, but still, where's the mate?
 6/2/13 7:31am

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More casual parenting.
 5/30/13 10:08am

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Phat-farmed out.

 5/30/13 8:00am

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Two pairs plus a floor lamp.

5/25/13 12:43pm

One day later -- seems someone coveted that lamp AND at least one pair of those shoes. No takers for the boots.
5/26/13 7:32am


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Pants. In a tree.



5/22/13 10:33am



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Abandoning this was a wise decision, if only for fashion's sake.
5/22/13  8:39am


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Yes, that's another clump of hair.

10/13/12  9:36am


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So festive, red metallic slippers! 
1/5/13  3:09pm


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Margarita bonita - on the curb.
11/12/12  8:27am

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Yes. Again.

12/11/12  9:42am

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Gun and run.
1/10/13  10:01am


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Just a couple of shoes, sittin' around, talking.
4/9/13  8:11am

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Jeans, jeans, jeans --  jeee-ee-eh-unh-jeans.
9/12/12  9:50am

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Purple rain.  
9/29/12  5:08pm

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Iphone case, in Dr. Seuss colors. But no iPhone, Sam-I-am.
9/2/12 8:16 am

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Hair chunks. For chrissakes. Again. 
10/8/12 10:03 am

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Hair. Yeah, hair. Explain it to me. 

12/5/12 11:32am

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Casual parenting.
8/2/12 10:34am

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Walk of Shame, party of 3.

Make that 4.
8/2/12 10:03am

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Walk of shame in absentia: lingerie on the steps.
7/29/12 11:20am

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Mixed marriage.
6/12/5:56pm

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Bad Santa. In May. That's a very bad Santa on vacation, I guess.

5/30/12 10:02am

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An abandoned suitcase and a cup of un-opened yogurt. Dreams deferred?
5/19/12 8:39am

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A single snow boot. In May.
5/23/12 7:55m

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Rain warrior. Defeated.
5/22/12 7:20am

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A boot, a bottle cap and a bouquet. Make up your own story.
5/19/12 7:44am

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One rose says more than a dozen. But what it says, exactly, is unclear.
5/17/12 8:10am

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No diamonds on the soles of these shoes.
 5/14/12 8:34am

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Avocados. Actually, former avocados.
5/12/12 8:22am

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Every damn day.
5/12/12 8:20am


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I have no idea what this is.
5/6/12 7:56am

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24 hours later, still married.
5/5/12 8:20am

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5/4/12 8:14am

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Just a bear and his coffee.
5/4/12 8:14am

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Two pants in a dance.
5/4/12 8:35am


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Another casualty.
5/4/12 8:17am

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Marital bliss.
5/4/12 8:17am


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Tempted to pick these up and take them home.
5/2/12 8:02am

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I said HOLD the pickles.
5/2/12 8:01am


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Old Jamaican proverb: Bird can't fly on one wing.
5/1/12 8:24am


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A cleanly sawn-off padlock.
5/1/12 8:23am

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Missed connection.
5/1/12 8:15am

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Pants, just pants. All alone.
5/1/12 8:14am

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Overnight vigil. Or spell casting.
4/30/12 8:18am

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Wondering what went on here over night.
4/27/12 8:16am

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Single white converse, seeking same.
4/30/12 8:11am

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Strayed from the bar.
4/27/12 8:25am


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Single black shoe, seeking same.
4/27/12 8:24am

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Anthony was nowhere in sight.
4/27/12 8:23am

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Broken.
4/26/12 8:11am

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Pretty pop of color.

4/26/12 7:42am

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One day later, she finds a mate. Sort of.
4/24/12 7:18am

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It's a battlefield.
4/23/12  8:02am

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Another victim.
4/23/12  8:00am

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Single, black female.
 4/23/12  8:01am

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April showers bring umbrella carcasses.
 4/23/12  8:04am

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I see a lot of lonely shoes.
 4/23/12  8:00am

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As if it were gently placed in the center of the sidewalk......
4/21/12 11:17am