Council Candidate Doug Biviano, center, is once again in the middle of things.
From the parade, I had to check out an MTV-sponsored Quidditch match that just happened to be playing at McCarren Park in Greenpoint. When I was there, I ran into two sweaty, muddied college teams of Quidditch players from Emerson and Middlebury with broomsticks and capes. I also ran into a recent college graduate, wearing a full suit and maroon and gold tie named Alex Benepe, left. As in Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe. Notice how poorly maintained the McCarren ballfields are in the background. I gotta give props to Open Space Alliance Exec Director and Parks Department Staffer Stephanie Thayer for putting this one together in a completely non-diabolical way.Finally, it was Make Music New York, all over New York Sunday, with a couple of dozen accordian players in Central Park and some punk rockers shredding up Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg, right next to my old laundromat. I avoided all of those, and took in a little Pass Kontrol instead. You could hear them all over Bushwick. Or at least right outside Northeast Kingdom. These guys don't break a sweat. Ever.