Ellen phoned. Ellen's back on the Lower East Side. Back on St. Marks Place. Back from California where she was visiting her grandsons. I love this picture (taken by Robert Pirello). It's from 1977 or so. Taken outside the Crown & Anchor (or, in the lingo, The Crotch & Ankle) in Provincetown, along the parapet there. Maybe she went to the Backroom Bar that night and the DJ played Jet Boy Jet Girl. I think I tinkered with this picture on an early color copy machine.
(More lingo: There was a restaurant on Commercial Street named Rags & Roses. We called it Fags & Roaches.)