Volume 80, Number 18 | September 30 - October 6, 2010
West and East Village, Chelsea, Soho, Noho, Little Italy, Chinatown and Lower East Side, Since 1933
Photos by Clayton Patterson
Waylaid by bike pirates, they still roll at wedding
Christopher Ryan and Allie Compton were married in a special “Critical Mass / Bike Wedding” on Governors Island on Sat., Sept. 18. It also happened to be international Talk Like a Pirate Day…so, Ryan and Compton naturally had to fight through a marauding horde of scurvy bicycle pirates before they could tie the knot. Reverend Billy, the performance-artist preacher, did the honors. At right, bride and groom got a pedicab ride after they were wed. At left, some familiar-looking pirates struck a pose with the harbor and Statue of Liberty in the background. Arrrrrr!