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the backdrop project, former roommates round.

16 Jun 2011





On Mike’s last day in town a few months ago, he had a going-away drinks night at Heathers, a bar he and I used to frequent back in 2007, before he moved out to Seattle.  Back then, we’d take advantage of their 2-for-1 happy hour, and then tipsily wander across Avenue A to Muzzarella Pizza for a couple of slices, before heading to our respective homes.  And back then, Mike lived on the border of Carroll Gardens and Red Hook, a minor shlep that involved a post-subway walk on an overpass above the BQE.   Mike’s roommate at the time was his friend Justin, and together they threw some pretty hilarious parties, including a birthday party for Mike that somehow devolved, albeit briefly, into shenanigans like this

Though this recent night at Heathers had no shenanigans to speak of — well, then again, I did leave on the early side — I did manage to snap a few photos of the former roomies for the Backdrop Project, and one of a relatively calm Heathers before the later-evening swarm of bar-goes made their way to Alphabet City.  It was a good night, all in all, with Mike and his friends and wow-we’re-not-quite-so-young-anymore-but-look-at-us-drinking-the-neon-blue-drinks-with-aplomb, and a night that I hope is an augur of things to come.  (Cough cough Mike move back to NYC already cough cough.)





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  1. Daniel Littlewood permalink
    16 Jun 2011 7:57 pm

    Ditto on the “move back to NY already”. Also, Justin’s photo has skyrocketed to the top of the Backdrop Project top-10 for me. It looks like a mix between an oil painting and a Spirit-of-88 hardcore album cover. Great composition.

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