Little Bit Funky Broadway

Broadway at night retains a little funk along with some old-school (although not always old) neon. Together, neon and funk bite back against the relentless March of the Chains.

Lenny's Hot Bagels

Andrade’s Shoe Repair has a mini-empire (a chain?) with shoe repair stores on the east and west sides of Broadway. One gorgeous neon shoe heads south


while its companion on the other side of the avenue strolls north

Going my way?

Most blocks have at least one bodega-style shop, selling soda, magazines and lottery tickets

Caribbean colors

Hold on a second. Let’s take a closer look at that duck, shall we? After all, this is supposed to be a nature blog.

Really? You don't look sorry.


And just yards away, an insane rodent presides over the east side of Broadway

They're coming to take me away ha ha ho ho

I’m grateful for the city’s remaining pockets of funkiness, even if today’s Broadway doesn’t measure up to Wicked Wilson Pickett’s funky, funky street of days gone by.


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5 Comments on “Little Bit Funky Broadway”

  1. Literary Dog Says:

    Great post. I often think of Broadway as a big long mall, but there are definitely still independent shops. One of my favorites is Cheesy Pizza on 100th and Broadway. I can think of no better name for a pizzeria!

  2. Bill Says:

    one of the great things about urban life is the amount of different things you have at hand. For instance, if I want to get a pair of shoes repaired I have to drive 50 miles one way. That’s why I have a number of shoes that need repairing.

    Interesting post.

  3. Charlotte Says:

    Happy Thanksgiving to all creatures big and small (except for that Donald Duck!)….outwalkingthedog to Wilson Pickett, a lot to be thankful for!

  4. Barbara Says:

    This is such a great post – I so love that you combine music vids with your photography – and yes the duck is definitely diabolical and Mickey wayyyyy out there. And Wilson – well is there anyone better to sing about Broadway being funky! Fun Stuff!!

  5. p hoey Says:

    Good good good to celebrate old-fashioned funky wherever you can find it. Keep on truckin’!

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