Month: February 2011

Holy Death in Gowanus, Brooklyn

Who’s more excited than me to find out that Morbid Anatomy in conjunction with Observatory will be screening “La Santa Muerte” (“Saint Death”), this Thursday, February 24th? No one. From the website(s): In Mexico there is a cult that is rapidly growing–the cult of Saint Death. This female grim reaper, […]

Damnation 24-7

The very wonderful Galen Stolee took this photograph as part of his Subway Nights project, which documents NYC subway life between the hours of 2 and 5am. A few years back the Chick Tract peeps decided saving souls was a 24-7 undertaking and began keeping their little shop o’ horrors […]

LOOKING FOR WRITERS IN NYC

Are you: Currently living in NYC? Interested in esoteric spiritual stuff? Able to go out and report on events, happenings, ceremonies, rituals, and book burnings once in a while? Able to write personally about your experiences at events, happenings, ceremonies, rituals, and book burnings once in a while? NOT NEW […]

Buddha Gets a Barber Shop & More!

A Journey Through NYC Religions is a website that covers religion throughout the five boroughs. Perhaps a bit “cleaner” than we ruffians here at Not New York, the site seemingly has no trouble slipping into cracks and alleyways in order to get the haps on religious life in our always […]

Kali Gets a Credit Card

Kali is many things. She is Mahakali Jagadhatri, “The Creator of the World.” She is Devi Khadgahasta,  “She that Carries a Clever.” She is Chinnajata Jatajutavilasini Sarvarajayutabhima Sarvarajoparisthata Shmashanstha, “She That Dwells in the Cremation Ground.” She is also, apparently, Devi Credit Card-ji, “She That Can Make Purchases With Plastic […]

In Search of Kali Ma (part 1)

Finding places where people gather to worship Kali–the aspect of God that, among other things, severs your head–is not necessarily an easy task. While there’s nothing particularly secretive about Kali worship, diaspora communities who take Kali as their primary deity–the people you want to meet–aren’t necessarily interested in proselytizing to […]