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Nominal Me

I'm falling in love with my camera and taking photos everywhere I go. That, combined with my passions for politics, sports, religion and other things we all agree on, makes this blog persist.

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Location: Astoria, New York, United States

I'm born in Manhattan and raised in Queens.

Monday, June 13, 2005

Photo Essay: 2005 Puerto Rican Day Parade

This Sunday in New York City featured the 10th annual Puerto Rican Day Parade, something that not all New Yorkers look forward too.

The parade brought a lot of color to Fifth Avenue, with the town painted an enthusiastic red, white and blue.

Many of New York's famous buildings were over-run by Puerto Rican partygoers.

People of all ages attended the parade.

There was plenty to see along the parade route.

They seem to think that Puerto Rico is "#1".

The parade is one of New York's largest.

I heard this nice young lady say "that's one jealous ass bitch" as I was walking along the parade route. She's going to be someone's mother...probably pretty soon too.

Fernando NYC mayorial candidate "Freddy" Ferrer supporters did their best to build one New York by leaving countless posters and other garbage on the ground.

Mike Bloomberg's guys did the same, although not nearly with as much volume.

The Bloomberg campaign had a pretty decent presence, hoping that Puerto Rico's own Ferrer will lose the Democratic primary.

This woman seems really happy about the Mike Bloomberg for Mayor campaign. Perhaps Mike's efforts are working?

Most people were there for fun, not politics.

It was HOT at noon. But they were out in full force.

This woman is either Puerto Rican, or trying out for a Captain America movie.

For some reason, Puerto Ricans like to put frogs, or toads, on their national flag. I'm not sure why.

It was hard to get a good viewing spot at the parade, as there were so many people.

Nothing says a parade like men in uniform.

There's the Puerto Rican frog again.

Look at that crowd! I said the crowd...hey, focus on the crowd.

The NYPD did their part to keep the peace. So far there was only one stabbing reported, and only 150 people were arrested (mostly gang members). Considering how many people were out there, that's a really good job.

It was a fun afternoon!

Other Photo Essays

Slant Point on the Puerto Rican Day Parade.

More Puerto Rican Day Parade stuff from The Local.


Blogger profmarcus said...

i read about the puerto rican day parade and enjoyed your pics... looks like fun... wish i could have been there instead of going to the rather bogus "eurofest 2005" in reno... oh, well, maybe another time...

here's eurofest...


Monday, 13 June, 2005  
Blogger Jackie Chiles said...

Was all ready to comment about the lack of nudies. Beat me to it darnnews.

Well done, Nominal.

Tuesday, 14 June, 2005  
Blogger Nominal Me said...

Hmmm, I'm starting to realize what my audience is looking for...

Wednesday, 15 June, 2005  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A little girl said something you and you comment, that she'll end up pregnate soon, is really stupid. Just stay away from our parades and by the way the frog on our flag is called a coqui. Its a native frog on my island of PR. Im sure if your bright enough to have a blog then your bright enough to google the facts on PR. Stop trying to be the innocent white princess and pretend nothing else matters is your over priced condos and cheap wine you fools drink at free concerts at a public park.

Friday, 17 March, 2006  
Blogger Nominal Me said...

Anon, that may be the best comment ever put on this blog. It makes no sense.

Saturday, 18 March, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A little girl said something and you feel the need to comment that she'll end up pregnant soon. Well, this is really a stupid and ill-informed thing to say. In the future, please stay away from our parades. By the way, the frog on our flag is called a coqui. It is a native frog on my island of Puerto Rico. I am sure if you are bright enough to have a blog, then you are bright enough to Google the facts on Puerto Rico. Stop trying to be the innocent white princess. You seem to pretend that nothing else matters other than your over-priced condos and cheap wine which you asinine people drink at free concerts at the public parks.


Monday, 11 June, 2007  

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