Photos Of BSA 2021: #15: Essex Street Market False Acne

We’re celebrating the end of one year and the beginning of the next by thanking BSA Readers, Friends, and Family for your support in 2021. We have selected some of our favorite shots from the year by our Editor of Photography, Jaime Rojo, and are sharing a new one every day to celebrate all our good times together, our hope for the future, and our love for the street.

Aside from being a well-played piece on the Lower East Side this year, we admire how graffiti writer False’s graphic presentation contributes to the word salad of the street.

The brain tries to make a sentence out of this, or rather, a poem.

Essex Street Market False Acne
New Roma Pizza Hot & Cold
Sandwiches Gyros Hot Coffee
Italian Food Free Delivery
Stay Busy

Words of wisdom that make about as much sense as the debates and speeches this year by so-called leaders and talking heads. So much scatting, free-associating, so much stream-of-consciousness collectibles from your road trip through this life. It’s all music. It’s all dance. It’s all up to you.

False with ACNE shoutout. Stay Busy. Lower East Side, Manhattan. (photo © Jaime Rojo)

“Our heads are round so thought can change direction.”
~ Allen Ginsberg