Photos from L.E.S. Jewels memorial in Tompkins Square Park
Friends of Joel Pakela gathered for a HOWL at Tompkins Square Park / Memorial for L.E.S. Jewels in his honor on Friday evening. Pakela, a well-kn0wn East Village crusty punk who went by L.E.S. Jewels, died a week earlier after being found on the sidewalk on Avenue A across from the park, smelling of alcohol, and later died at Beth Israel Medical Center. He was 43. Amy Sanchez, who married Jewels when she was an 18-year-old School of Visual Art student, though later separated from him, read some of his poetry at the memorial.