Aug 17, 2009
This is one of the most famous landmarks in the New York City area. You've seen it in a million movies. The camera pans along the street and suddenly you see the the towering Manhattan bridge at the end of the block. Francis Ford Coppola's, Once upon a time in America, for example. As I was drawing this, hundreds tourists came by to gawk and take pictures. Every guide book on the planet must say to go to this exact spot and take a photo of yourself. I must admit it is pretty cool. The problem for me is that I become the tour guide. The guy sitting in the middle of the street with his folding chair is the person everyone asks for directions. Excuse me, where is Water Street? Do you know where the flea market is? Of course, I help everyone. Most take a real interest in my art also. It's fun to be where all the action is sometimes. This was one of those days.