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Tuesday, February 02, 2021

One of the more popular stories in the local paper of record last week involved the simultaneous deaths of two much-beloved doggies on the Upper West Side.

With all due respect to the outpouring of grief up on West 86th Street, I submit the accompanying photo as proof that the Lower East Side really knows how to mourn the passing of Man’s Best Friend. Not to get all crosstown-rivalry, but what’s a more fitting tribute: A toast of hoity-toity Champagne, or a kick-ass cornerstore mural?

This security-shutter painting, “In Loving Memory of Drew, Love the LES”, is a familiar sight on the corner of 1st Avenue and 2nd Street. Despite the rush I was in and the chill in the air, today just felt like the right day to finally whip out my cameraphone and take the shot. It turned out surprisingly better than I’d hoped.

I never knew Drew. Judging from his regal bearing, I’m sure he was more than deserving of this public commemoration.

by Costa Tsiokos, Tue 02/02/2021 10:56 PM
Category: New Yorkin', Photography, Society
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