Friday, February 1, 2013

Pencil Street, Zaghaven, NY

Photo of Pencil Street in the 6th Borough.  Pencil Street is a HOLDOUT.  One of the 6th Borough
neighborhoods that was in danger of being forgotten completely, but somehow is managing to hang on.
Yes, I know it looks like a drawing - but then, there are a lot of parts of Zaghaven that are SKETCHY
like that.  It's what happens when a neighborhood is neglected.  Some of these streets function
sort of as a cartoon, while others have made a transition to almost completely STILL drawings.
QUESTION: Do you become a cartoon when you are on a cartoon street?
ANSWER: If my reflection in the glass of Al's Loans means anything, YES.
QUESTION: Is it harder to walk down a street that is just a STILL drawing?
ANSWER: Yes.  It's almost impossible.  You enter, become a drawing, then hope
to become another drawing, farther down the street.  People with weak wills have
become permanent fixtures on Pencil Street.  Like that sexy blonde in the red dress.  She was
on her way to a "business meeting" nearly 3 years ago.
QUESTION: Was Pencil Street always called Pencil Street, even before it became a drawing?
ANSWER: You'd have to ask an old-timer.  It's been called Pencil Street as long as I've been around.