Saturday, July 16, 2016

FRIENDS CAN GET YOU THROUGH THE WORST OF TIMES









FRIEND : A PERSON WHOM ONE KNOWS AND WITH WHOM ONE HAS A BOND OF MUTUAL AFFECTION, TYPICALLY EXCLUSIVE OF SEXUAL OR FAMILY RELATIONS.


I AM SO LUCKY TO HAVE SO MANY GREAT FRIENDS..........

GALLERIA J ANTONIO IS THE BEST FRIEND I HAVE
****

 HERE ARE SOME OF MY OTHER FAVORITE FRIENDS 














Sunday, June 26, 2016

GAY AND LATINO IN NEW YORK


Ive been marching and dreaming since the 60's for many of the accomplishments that have come to fruition for my community. 
It's proof to my heart that keeping faith in the good , can bring about positive change. 

The endless hours of volunteering , marching , dreaming , and hoping for change. 
Trying to show the world around me that I am worthy of respect and their faith . 
Losing all my immediate family , friends, and possession's taught me to keep going to the light . 

" I know Jesse and he is not the stereotype gay or latino we hear about. "

Im going over to the parade today with pride, hope, and joy .....

Im tired of the struggle and yet Orlando reminds me that , its just begun....

I'm tired of the violence , and understand , I still have to be careful.

I'm tired of the intolerant , but , know there is nothing I can do to change anyone, 

For all those who know that I live a good , peaceful , artistic  life in New York City, I say thank you for your admiration, support and love.....

Today , I march  with love for all my fellow gay LATINO brothers and sisters who need to know they are children of God , no matter what extreamism teaches . 

I send out love and light to everyone and dedicate my day to my sister Tina (who passed away )  , who would always celebrate June on her day of birth ,  and on Gay Pride Day 

Con amor y respecto 





Saturday, March 19, 2016

ITS ABOUT TIME

IT'S ABOUT TIME ............

and  all ...................the -----stuff that comes with keeping 
our life in order . 

My day is filled with, watch repair, watch bands , and just 
watching people in new york . 

I love my handmade ,clocks and watching them get adopted by people all over the world .  
 I sold one to a tourist from France today. 
I told her my clock speaks ,fluent, french , and will keep her on time . but her payment has to be in dollars.

Silly me , a clock tells time --here, there , or anywhere. 



Friday, March 4, 2016

I have WEDDING BANDS for everyone -STRIGHT -GAY- OR -CONFUSED

I HEARD THAT SOME OF THE ORTHODOX JEWS
ON WEST 47TH STREET 

WERE NOT COMFORTABLE SELLING WEDDING BANDS TO SAME SEX COUPLES .

I respect their religious rights .

So , instead , of trying to critize or berate anyone 

Charlie , Susan and I designed the greatest collection of WEDDING BANDS . 

The first samples are in stainless steel and brass. 

But if your in love , or lost your ring, or just want a great friendship ring 

I can make these up in white or yellow, GOLD __ in a skinny ,credit card ,gay , moment. 







Diamond Dust looks amazing ----   Wedding Band heaven .......

A NEW WATCH BAND IS A SPRING MUST

 


                                                         What a crazy winter this has been .  
I cannot figure out what to wear because of the ..... fluxuation ...in tempetures.

One thing is for sure .....................SPRING is right AROUND THE CORNER .

New haircut ?  Nails and toes polished ?  A deep message and a day without your phone ?

A NEW WATCH BAND  is a perfect way to spruce up your watch and make that bare wrist ready for the sunny days - that are on their way .

Over the years Ive watched so many watch band companies merge , or , quit .   but .....

I still carry the very ,sturdy , leathers ,
with a texture
or plain ole glove leather.

I still carry a selection of extra long or extra small - for those hard to fit wrists .
Colors (RED , BLUE ECT ) are special ordered and can come with your original buckle .

I still place them on your watch for free
and I still let you pick out the new shades that will elevate you this spring.

I have no idea why uptown stores charge double for the same watch bands .  but

if you come to Galleria J Antonio your timepiece will be happy .


Thursday, August 13, 2015

43 AVE A

THE NEW STORE IS ALMOST READY TO OPEN
I hope to be up and running 100% by September 2015

14 months of trying to get this done has taken its toll on me, but, its over and Ive landed on my feet , not my head.

I think !!!!


 Im in the PITT -----called 43 ave A

Yes , the pitt  - let me explain
A man fell into a pitt and couldn't get out .
A subjective person came along and said "I feel sorry for you down there"
An objective person walked by and said "It s logical that someone would fall into that pitt"
A Catholic priest walked by and said"Only, bad people fall into pits; you deserve your pitt"
A Christian Scientist said " The pitt is your Mind"
A Therapist walked by and said " Your mother and father are to blame for you being in that pitt
Believe in yourself and you can get out"
An optimist said " Things could be worse!! " That pitt could be in Texas.
A pessimist declared  " Things will get worse and sure enough they did -
A new york city landlord walked by and calculated- how much  rent per square foot-for the pitt -
and
threw
 down


 a       RENT BILL -**************:)




with a notice to vacate if he did not pay for his pitt .

My point is that so many people saw my move into this space as they perceived their own world and values.
Its very simple - THIS PITT will allow me to keep my job
Work less hours and end my retail career with dignity   .

All the other stuff was made up in a - world of control - misinformation - and fear.

As you can tell - Im feeling better

See ya @  THE PITT   43 Ave A  Nyc 10009








Thursday, June 26, 2014

THE MOST RECOGNIZED QUEEN IN THE WORLD




I put this picture in my window this week with 2 rainbow flags and it has been the subject of lots of cell phone photos - and emails.   I wanted to blog and share it with the Internet cause It has been a ton of fun .
I love to watch people try and figure out the meaning of her majesty 's photo in the middle of the rainbow flags. ???????????

In our community when we call each other a queen , a quick response is :

I am a princess , not a queen , my mother is still alive.

Well, my mom, sister, and grandmother are all dead sooooooooo
I want to be adopted by her majesty -and --I'm playing like a child that
Queen Elizabeth is the Queen Mother and I am the Queen Sistah !!!!!






Its gay pride 2014 and I have a sense of gratitude to all people in this country that have understood how important it has been to stand up to radicals/ religious leaders- that preach hate.

As recently as 2013 Jesus , Joe Serna , Paula Barrett and myself were denied our rooms at a Tuscon Arizona hotel( 98.00 a night )  because it went against the moral values of the hotel owner.

Our confirmation number was denied and we were asked to leave to another hotel near the airport that looked like the benches in Tompkin Square Park .

Of course !!!!!!

God invented American Express and the travel desk booked us into a $350.00 a night room  at a Hilton.  I felt like Tina Turner at the front desk-  We were tired, scared , and confused as how they could get away with that,
I leaned over to the desk clerk and said " I will pay you if you let us sleep here -regardless
of the cost. "

The law that allowed that kind of behavior has been struck down by Jan Brewer under pressure of the business community that felt it would hurt Arizona financially in 2014--  You THINK??????
I just wanted to attend the Gem Show and get back to Ave A  ....... New York L.E.S. !!! A.S.A.P.

but, back to my gratitude to the people all over the united states that are making so many of us feel that some day , all of us , could be

protected


under the law.

The Queen Sistah - desires it,    in her life time.

Love you all