CORNER 2ND AVENUE & EAST 6TH STREET
At 2am the streets were still busy with sirens-blaring fire trucks, speeding cabs,
weaving drunks, passionate lovers and hot dogs. Walking down 2nd Avenue
past the East Village Cinema, we grab a bag of popcorn from the Korean
deli on the corner of East 9th Street just across the street from Veselka, the
Ukrainian diner, then through “little Tokyo” as I like to call it.
A mist had started to settle over the East Village and further down the Avenue
standing on the corner of 6th Street in front of Block Drugs is Superman
comforting Robin. Robin was sobbing “でも彼が大好き” in Japanese, Yuri
translated “But I love him so much”.
I had no idea who Robin was referring to. I guess superheroes have their soft
spots too. René quips from behind of his hand, “Man the tights they’re wearing
these days sure are tight. In real life”.
Popcorn gone and after multiple glasses of Porto wine I say my fond goodbyes
to Sami, Yuri, and René. Brushing my teeth and getting ready to sleep, I switch
the flat screen to NY1, the 24 hour news station, and mute it. The crawling
news ticker screams out “Breaking News: Spiderman arrested a few hours ago
by Bruce Lee in Times Square for allegedly groping a woman and breaking
into a currency exchange. More as the story develops”.