A New Orbit For Forbidden Planet in NYC

We really enjoy the comic book medium here at the PiercingMetal oops, I mean PiercingKen Base Camp and that is why we wanted to share a few photos with you from the just moved and newly expanded Forbidden Planet Comics Shop in NYC. For many years this space was almost directly across the street before it moved to the smaller corner spot on 13th Street and Broadway. That space had a lot of stuff in a confined area and would really leave you a little claustrophobic at times.



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A Temporary KISS for the LES

A few weeks ago I lamented the loss of Nice Guy Eddie’s which was a favored space for a couple of beers and food when I was planning on hitting a show down in this part of the Lower East Side. They had a decent happy hour and were also known for this next visual which was emblazoned proudly on their side wall.

kiss mural, new york city murals

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Visiting The New Windsor Cantonment (7/21/2012) – Part 1

My next stop on my little exploration of some of the historical places while visiting my upstate friends would be the New Windsor Cantonment. It would be easy to explore this place as it was right next to where I just was for the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor which was discussed on THIS POST. Now it was the Cantonment’s turn and I was glad that I waited to do this one second since it was a lot more involved in terms of things to see. Once again this is mostly a visual presentation because I want you to reflect and feel as though you are also walking the museum. Personally speaking I hate when people are chattering all around me instead of whispering in such a place. Here we go.

new windsor cantonment

new windsor cantonment
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Visiting The National Purple Heart Hall Of Honor (7/21/2012)

I recently went upstate for a few days and the goal was to enjoy some fun dining and drinks with my friends and then head out for some regional exploring of the historical sites that the area possesses. They live in Newburgh, NY which is very close to New Windsor and that made the first stop we would make on Saturday the New Windsor Cantonment. This historic site is also the home of the National Purple Heart Hall of Honor so the plan was to explore both. Since we parked the car closer to the Purple Heart museum, we made that part of the area the first to visit. This will be a mostly photographic narrative but I will chime in as needed. If needed. Here we go.

national purple heart hall of honor

The plaque outside the Hall lines out its premise and purpose.

national purple heart hall of honor

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An Adventure In Erie Basin Park (7/9/2012)

I recently took an adventurous walk with my friend and fellow blogger the Beehive Hairdresser with the intent of returning with some interesting things to share with you in this blog. This time around we headed down to Red Hook Brooklyn and ended up near the no longer new Ikea store and the park they helped build when taking over the property. The park is called Erie Basin Park and its right on the harbor and loaded with numerous industrial maritime sights. This is a largely photographic presentation and I hope it inspires you to visit sometime.

erie basin park, red hook brooklyn

erie basin park, red hook brooklyn

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