Archive for June, 2012

NYC Trivia

Posted on June 23rd, 2012 by Viveca

Times Square NYC

After 9-11, there was a brief period during which the rest of the country liked New York. This might have never happened before, and although I’m generally missing that wheeler-dealer gene, I wanted to capitalize on the love zeitgeist. This was also a period of “nesting,” when it was cool for young adults to stay […]

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Life in Links

Posted on June 19th, 2012 by Viveca

red hat red wall

Places I’ve been, stuff I’ve done. This is most of my life in links.   Now David Gallo Design, 2014–Present CircusNYC, 2004–present JuggleNYC, 2002–present Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, 2002–present Playful Productions, 2001–Present   Then Big Apple Circus, 2015-2016 CircusTalk, 2014-2015 Circus of the Kids, 2013–2015 Wuqiao Circus Festival & Tour, 2009 Kaplan and Kaplan International, 2004–2013 […]

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Everyone is Jumping

Posted on June 9th, 2012 by Viveca

It’s the Israel Day Parade, and I’m on unicycle. Well, actually it’s before the parade, and I’m next to my unicycle checking in at a command center, which is what the parade organizers are calling a production trailer parked on a closed block of 56th Street just east of Fifth Avenue. “Command center” sounds too […]

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R: Bay Ridge/95th Street, Brooklyn

Posted on June 5th, 2012 by Viveca

Welcome to Bay Ridge

Sunday, March 20, 2011 Ooph. No beautiful glowing glass art at this station. The first thing I saw was a homeless person, possibly sleeping or possibly dead, lying on the platform. I looked again, and it was just a dirty, green, puffy coat. Large patches of subway tiles were missing, and the water-stained concrete showed […]

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Grad Giveaway Grief

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Circus Life


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Back on the Bar

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The End of the Line

Fence cling

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SIR: St. George, Staten Island

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Life in Links

Places I've been, stuff I've done. This is most of ...


One time when I was visiting Al he asked me ...


Twin Towers of World Trade Center


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Better Days

April 4, 2001. Ivan was in town visiting for a circus-filled ...