maura johnston


long island native, accidental blogging pioneer, @villagevoice music/@soundofthecity editor, @clivedavisdept adjunct, seltzer aficionado

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Probably best that this singing card was ditched at the last minute.

At Central Park for GMA's Idol Top 11 show. Look at all those lights!!

Every time I see fireworks I feel like I've won at life.

In 's hot MG


Atlantic City.

Speaking of #rememberthe90s -- remember when Times Square looked like this? (MTV hq on the left, virgin down right)

So and I clean up ok

I thought they were called "breastaurants" #whenmadfoldinsappearinreallife #astoria

Chris and the light-up cotton candy. When you're done eating it, you have... A light-up ribbed rubber stick. Yes, really

peach sherbet skyline

what I look like when I'm having fun:

Shelter from the gloom.

Did you get a bagel lobotomy?

Reese's Puffs are from the streets

Lynda Barry designed a shirt for WNUR's phonation in 1995. Thinking about framing it and hanging it in my office.

Highway to the _____________ zone

Thanks to everyone at . It was a lot of fun.

Visiting the old homestead. Cc: