Thursday, February 8, 2018

señora ADELA passed away but lives on .....in my heart



In 1970 I would come  down from the upper west side  and would eat  at ADELA's ......

Sure things are changing all over new york at an  exagerated pace ..... we have accepted that New York is changing but the Lower East Side and yours truly
will miss seeing Señora Adela  at her Ave C Restaurant that bears her name and good ole fashion- authentic- Puerto Rican  cuisine.

The Restaurant lives on -so if your in the hood -stop in and treat yourself to some
real ---------comida de casa....

  I made this small homage in our window so that our neighbor's could snap a shot of my photo .

 The back of the photo bears her signature and love ...


Thursday, January 25, 2018

Working with RCDNYC.COM on a  photo project was great fun and perhaps another reason I love what I do ::::  Galleria J Antonio's  Gold, Lamay ,vintage bag ,with antique computer   keyboard  gave the photo a real statement ......


Ill keep you posted if its used

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Hot Glass still makes me weep with JOY

I got a few sets of these candlesticks set as an alternative to the traditional Shabbat set we find in stores and on the net .... They intertwine with each other , to represent community , traditions , and a life partner.

I hope they are received by my easy village customers .... I think they are just beautiful .
Each set is one of a kind , and , the artist will do them in a color of choice






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 .