1. Timpan

    July 29, 2006 at 9:49 am

    the kid looks like peter pan

  2. cassie

    July 29, 2006 at 10:45 am

    I love this! It’s wonderful to see a glimpse of life somewhere and hearing a little about that moment. Keep up these little stories…they are great. Maybe one day you could interview them too!

  3. argos

    July 29, 2006 at 11:08 am

    This beautiful photo of this wonderful boy is proof that youth has not been wasted on the young.

  4. poobah

    July 29, 2006 at 11:42 am

    Great shots! The first one looks like it’s out of a movie like Tarzan or Blue Lagoon. Kids have such wonderful, uninhibited smiles!

  5. Parisjasmal

    July 29, 2006 at 11:55 am

    LOVE love love this post!
    What a beautifully quirky kid!

    He will have full on dreds in a couple of years.

    That photo of him should be in a gallery.

    Thanks for all the great photos and fashion booty!


  6. Gary

    July 29, 2006 at 12:27 pm

    Adorable, in a feral way. :) He reminds me of the little kid in Road Warrior with the boomerang.

  7. Maria

    July 29, 2006 at 1:35 pm

    Not that many brave hippies with their families climbing walls on big cities…I guess an encounter of this sort is magical then: a brief never-land.

  8. Gidget Bananas

    July 29, 2006 at 1:51 pm

    How cute! He looks like he just escaped from a production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

  9. Anonymous

    July 29, 2006 at 3:21 pm

    I can’t help saying “I just love this kid and the picture as a whole!”
    That is why I love NY.
    By the way, this is my fist time leaving a comment on your blog.
    I simply enjoy your shots.
    Thank you~

  10. Swagger

    July 29, 2006 at 5:26 pm

    very…”lord of the flies”

  11. whatwouldjanicedickinsondo

    July 29, 2006 at 6:56 pm

    i definitely get a Mowgli vibe here…
    anyways, if i’m to be honest, that child’s hair is shameful. If he was a teenager or adult choosing to wear his hair that way, then fair play to him. But he’s not, he’s a child and his parent(s) aren’t bothering to look after his appearance.
    I don’t want to sound uptight, but if you want a child to grow up into someone who’ll take pride in his appearance (i.e. not go out in sweatpants and flipflops) you have to start early.

    End of rant.

  12. EMNH

    July 29, 2006 at 7:04 pm

    Scott, you’re making me weep with joy. These are images of New York that I thought were extinct.

    I remember an entire family with dreadlocks in late 80′s Brooklyn. The mother was blonde and Swedish, the father African American…three kids. The children were the most beautiful creatures I had ever seen. I use to see them on my morning runs…seeing them gave me an overwhelming sense of peace and joy. Sounds corny but it is true. I feel the same thing looking at this photo. It gives me that feeling, that Lou Reed feeling that everything is gonna be alright.

  13. Anonymous

    July 29, 2006 at 8:08 pm

    thats awsome.

  14. AnastasiaC

    July 29, 2006 at 8:17 pm

    what a cutie!!
    I hope they are wearing sunblock!

  15. Frida

    July 29, 2006 at 8:57 pm

    He looks like a little Tarzan!

  16. Karra

    July 29, 2006 at 11:24 pm

    So cute. And I love the Dad’s dreds.

  17. Casey

    July 29, 2006 at 11:53 pm

    I was going to say that the kid totally looks like peter pan, but someone beat me to it.

  18. AnnaG

    July 30, 2006 at 1:41 am

    i read your entire blog today. i love your shots. i want to move to nyc so bad.


  19. jenny

    July 30, 2006 at 3:42 am

    Too sweet to be “Lord of the Flies.” Definitely one of the Lost Boys from “Peter Pan.”

  20. herringbonekid

    July 30, 2006 at 4:38 am

    why is everyone going all misty-eyed over a white family with dreadlocks ?

  21. Anonymous

    July 30, 2006 at 5:09 am

    ah, child of the unicorn. doesn’t look like a feather to me – but…why would a feather or whatever in your hear NOT be healthy? bacteria train the immunesystem; we become allergic and UNhealthy if we are too hygienic. anti-bacteria? don’t believe the hype! lovely pictures though..

  22. The Sartorialist

    July 30, 2006 at 8:01 am

    to whatwouldjanicedickinsondo

    don’t forget that the other kid in the photo (on the scooter) is also part of the family and he could not be more well groomed with his perfect side-parted hair. I got the feeling that the parents were letting their kids express themselves.

    Lets be honest, all little boys want to be like their fathers so his hair really doesn’t surprise me and i think it is a sweet expression of love for dad. I bet if dad had a mohawk the little boy would want one too.

  23. OrganicVogue

    July 30, 2006 at 10:13 am

    Wow, he’s adorable.

    Oh and I think it’s hilarious that some people are putting up fuss, way to take life too seriously

  24. Anonymous

    July 30, 2006 at 10:37 am

    I think u should do an nyc kids only blog..
    how cool would that be..
    maybe marc jacobs new kids line will sponsor it..
    they have the new mj kids line in the window at bleecker st.

  25. Anonymous

    July 30, 2006 at 9:30 pm

    The kid eerily reminds me of the Native-American themed collection we just got from D&G. Looked awful on the runway, but maybe he can pull it off.

  26. Anonymous

    July 31, 2006 at 1:05 am

    Great pictures!

  27. Anonymous

    July 31, 2006 at 2:14 am

    herringbonekid, you stated it PERFECTLY.

  28. Anonymous

    July 31, 2006 at 9:06 am

    The kid almost reminds me of a tarzan-est child, but in a very different kind of jungle

  29. WWND

    July 31, 2006 at 12:34 pm

    A New York City kid, looking like that! Great photo, Sart!!

  30. Anonymous

    July 31, 2006 at 9:12 pm

    Oh Jeez! whatwouldjanicedicksondo!! The kid is off in the park with his dad!!!He isn’t attending a state event! For us city folks the play ground is the eqivalent of the back yard. You wear in the play groundwhat one would wear in the back yard to muck about.

    There is time and place for kids to be in their bib and tucker. The park just isn’t one of them unless you plan to set up a massive therapy fund to go along with the fancy play ground clothing.

  31. Anonymous

    August 1, 2006 at 7:02 am

    He looks like he ran straight off the set of Jungle 2 Jungle. Adorable.

  32. The G Manifesto

    August 1, 2006 at 10:55 am

    just watched a few minutes of Mad Max beyond thunderdome last night, and this kid could have been rolling with Gibson

  33. whatwouldjanicedickinsondo

    August 1, 2006 at 11:26 am

    anon 9.12
    I’m certainly not saying that you should dress the kid up in a mini seersucker suit before you let him on the swings…i’m saying comb your kid’s hair before he leaves the house. It’ll teach him something.

  34. Kelli

    August 1, 2006 at 12:35 pm

    They are such boys – uninhibited is right! I love it. Both shots are great and I cannot look at them without smiling!!!

  35. Anonymous

    August 2, 2006 at 3:31 am


    that was an ignorant comment… thank you for sharing

    how is it that having dreadlocks will not instill a sense of pride in a child? in all actuality I would say that will instill a deep sense of pride in him where he would learn to not care what ignorant twits (such as people with limited experience with people who don’t look like them) might think of him

    shameful? you even thinking to type that was shameful


  36. Anonymous

    August 5, 2006 at 11:21 pm

    Jungle 2 Jungle story.

  37. Anonymous

    August 11, 2006 at 10:23 am

    a happy face is a happy face is a happy face

  38. Anonymous

    December 11, 2006 at 6:56 pm

    This is such a great picture. These kids are so lucky that their dad just lets them “hang out”. No perfect outfits, hair required. It’s tough in an urban environment and I give him full marks for this. The kids are beautiful and will probably be really cool adults.

  39. Anonymous

    September 5, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    i assume both parents are great!

  40. Anonymous

    November 23, 2011 at 2:28 am

    Sure they smells bad

  41. femtricks

    April 13, 2012 at 11:48 am

    cute kids!!!!

  42. doreen

    August 4, 2012 at 9:24 am

    ….Lord of the flies

  43. Jessie

    October 16, 2014 at 3:21 pm

    How sweet! He reminds me – in the best possible way, of the film “Beasts of the Southern Wild”. Anyone?

  44. PaulinTexas

    December 3, 2018 at 11:20 pm

    Am I the only person who wants that turtle necklace?!?!