thumb Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade
Lovable and cuddleable, big or small, friendly or aloof — doggie style has a new meaning!  Play»
thumb Welcome
Here's my intro to what this site is all about. Check out this montage of what's in store at Josephine's New York. Play»
thumb Live Fast
This hip boutique sells one-of-a-kind custom t's, rock & roll clothing and lingerie.
thumb Trash & Vaudeville
Part 1 - TRASH
The real deal: bondage pants, vinyl miniskirts and skulls.
thumb Trash & Vaudeville
"It's always about the chucks..." And t-shirts, jewelry, and shoes to make your head spin.  Play»
thumb Manitoba's Bar
Come meet my friend, punk rock legend and world icon, Handsome Dick Manitoba of the Dictators. Play»
thumb The New York City Gay Pride Parade
The queen of them all!
thumb Restaurant Remi Tour
Let's meet Executive Chef Giovanni Pinato and watch him prepare some exquisite meals for us. Play»
Astor Astor Wine & Spirits
Let's Explore Astor Wine & Spirits – an extensive look inside this famous store in the East Village. Play»
thumb Get on the Water!
Free kayaking on the Hudson River.
thumb Manitoba's Rock & Roll Wall of Fame
Dick Mantiboa takes us
on a personal tour of
his favorite legendary rock & roll photos. Play»
thumb The Coney Island Mermaid Parade
The outrageous, world famous parade, celebrating summer, diversity, Coney Island, and flesh. Play»
thumb Torre dell'Aqua
My uniquely NYC fantasy.
thumb Fitness with Jeff Bell
Part 1 of our training with with celebrity fitness guru Jeff Bell. Play»

Welcome to Josephine's New York!

Hello! I'm Josephine and welcome to my web show Josephine's New York!

Join us as we:
- Go to fun and exciting places.
- Interview experts and people in the know.
- Visit bars, restaurants, events, hotels, happenings... the very best and worst that New York
  City has to offer.
- Explore fascinating aspects of New York history.
- Give you tips and tricks on how to play in NYC.

Join me on this exciting journey as we get to know my beloved city.

I'd love feedback from you! Visit, and be a part of the fun!

Astor Wine & Spirits

Let's Explore Astor Wine & Spirits – an extensive look inside this famous store in the East Village.

Manitoba's Bar

Meet Handsome Dick Manitoba, my longtime friend and New York Punk music icon of the Dictators, at his NYC East Village hangout: Manitoba's.

99 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009

And be sure to also watch Manitoba's Part-2. Dick takes us on a personal tour of his favorite, legendary Rock & Roll Wall of Fame photos.

Manitoba's Bar - a Tour

Handsome Dick Manitoba, of the world famous Dictators and self proclaimed "global icon", talks about his Rock and Roll Hall of Fame wall and takes us on a personal tour of his favorite pix displayed at his bar, Manitoba's, 99 Ave B, NYC.

Fitness with Jeff Bell

Here we learn fitness and exercise routines from Celebrity Fitness Guru Jeff Bell.

Restaurant Remi Tour

Remi combines Northern Italian cuisine with the roamnce and elegance of Venetian design and architecture.

145 W 53rd Street
NY, NY 10019
Phone: 212.581.4242

Go to the Remi website

Torre dell'Aqua

Here I act out one of my fantasies... to climb a beloved and misunderstood NYC rooftop water tower in a gown! Check out this glorious experience set to a passionate piece of music.

New York City Gay Pride Parade

The annual extravaganza that honors the diversity of the GLBT culture and lifestyle.

Free Kayaking on the Hudson River

The New York City Boathouse is an all-volunteer organization that is dedicated to providing access to the Hudson River for everyone. All activities at the boathouse are completely free and are available to the general public. They provide all the equipment and the know-how. The Boathouse curently has three locations on the Hudson River:

The 2008 Coney Island Mermaid Parade

The outrageous, world famous parade, celebrating summer, diversity, Coney Island, and flesh! Come with me as we check out the participants and the crowd.

The current incarnation of the Coney Island Mermaid parade started in 1983. The parade pays homage to the tradition of the Coney Island Mardi Gras parades of the very early 20th century. The Mermaid parade is well-known for extraordinary marine costumes, and for the occasional partial nudity (legal in New York state). Mermaids and sea creatures of every shape and size are represented, and the audience is festive and appreciative.

The official Mermaid Parade web site.

Trash & Vaudeville

A favorite of Prince, Debbie Harry, the Ramones, pro wrestlers, stylists, drag queens, fetishists, and musicians of all kinds. An East Village mainstay.

"It's not Rock n' Roll if your pants don't hurt!"

Meet Jimmy Webb of Trash and Vaudeville - the sales icon of leopard print, neon, bondage pants, studs, skulls, fabulous-vinyl-tranny-pumps and all things TRULY, classically Punk Rock. Since 1975, Trash is where stars like Iggy, Alice Cooper and Debbie Harry ACTUALLY shop. It's what Hot Topic only dreams it could be…a world famous East Village landmark with authentic, down and dirty Rock n' Roll "savoir faire".

4 St. Marks Place (upstairs), at Third Ave.
New York, NY, 10003

Trash & Vaudeville

"It's always about the chucks..."

Jimmy gives us a tour of Vaudeville: the famous Rock n' Roll-tee-shirt-wall, cases of belt-buckles, jewelry and the absolutely extraordinary shoe room, where we meet a budding tranny searching for, and finding, his very first pair of pumps.

4 St. Marks Place (downstairs), at Third Ave.
New York, NY, 10003

Live Fast

Located in New York City's Lower East Side, this boutique was established in 2005 by fashion designer and former Manhattan Mayhem Roller Derby skater Cecilia Anton. Catering to your rock & roll fashion needs, from Plasmatics t-shirts to those hard to find black stretch jeans; Live Fast carries an array of brands such as Ed Hardy, Stiletto Custom Leather Wear, Vivienne Westwood, Keanan Duffy, Sub-Mission and many other indie designers. Be sure to check out the stunning wall paintings by artist Joe Simko. The Live Fast philosophy is to be impulsive and take risks. It's addictive, says bedazzler and owner Cecilia Anton.

57 Clinton Street (between Stanton and Rivington)
New York, NY, 10002

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Greetings all and welcome back. I know I’ve been lax about keeping up this blog. Because I live in the greatest city in the world, there’s so much intense energy in the day-to-day to stop myself and just write, but enough whining… here’s an update as my memory serves me. ~~Josephine
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