Thursday, December 25, 2008

The Christmas tree at the Stuyvesant Town Oval. A resident told me that the star at the top is a hand-me-down that had been used on the Rockefeller Center tree in past years. Tishman-Speyer owns both properties, so, it may be true.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Two, three and four-wheelers covered with snow on Grand Street - first snow storm of the season.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Selling Christmas trees on the Upper West Side (Broadway)

Monday, December 15, 2008

Looking across Manhattan's Grand Army Plaza from Central Park South towards Bergdorf Goodman and it's windows decorated with Christmas wreaths.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Friendly Santa greeting passengers outside the Transit Police office at the Columbus Circle subway station.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

I took a slow bus ride down 5th Avenue this evening. Thanks to traffic, the bus stopped long enough for me to grab this shot of a couple gazing at one of the many holiday windows along the avenue.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

I love this roofscape along Park Row. The building at the left is part of Pace University (a building I know all too well). Too bad it was such a cloudy day.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

New residential construction along the Wiliamsburg (Brooklyn) waterfront, an area that was once mostly industrial.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Subway entrance to the 1, 2, and 3 trains at 72nd St. & Broadway, Upper West Side

Sunday, December 7, 2008

A small house on Commerce Street seems dwarfed by its neighbor.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Changing face of New York revisited. Another view - different angle - of the Woolworth Building (left) and nearby new construction.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

A typical Greenwhich Village street - row of 4-story buildings along Bleecker Street, just beyond Bleecker Park

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

2 for 1: The Sun - it shines for all - The clock and thermometer are all that's left of the New York Sun newspaper at its former headquarters (Broadway & Chambers Street) just across from City Hall Park. The newspaper was published from 1833 - 1966. A contemporary New York Sun began publishing in 2002 and folded earlier this year. According to Wikipedia, it had no connection to the earlier newspaper, other than sharing the same name and motto.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Another view of the Williamsburg Bridge - from a closer angle. Those cars and trucks on the outer roadway seem so vulnerable from this angle.

Monday, December 1, 2008

White Horse Tavern, in Greenwich Village, where Dylan Thomas used to hang out. I can't say whether or not the place has changed much since Thomas left us (1953). But, it would be safe to assume that the surveillance cameras outside weren't there in Thomas' day.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

This is what you get when you mix way too much sangria + low light + slow shutter speed + some Photoshop adjustments the morning after (to boost colors and accentuate the streaks of light). Taken thru a taxi window.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Looking from 5th Ave towards Central Park South and Columbus Circle. The building beyond the one with pyramid roof is the famed Essex House. The twin towers to the right is Time Warner Center. This is a painterly effect with a bit of texture applied

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

I passed thru this park today, at Cortland St. & Broadway - just a block away from where I used to work. It's been quite a while since I've been here on a weekday.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

A photo from about 2 years ago, looking east on East Broadway towards Clinton Street - converted to a painterly effect.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

More leaves on the grass than on the tree!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

23rd Street near Lexington Avenue

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

2 for 1: The old MetLife tower at One Madison Ave and the same tower reflected in a modern glass neighbor.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

An interesting roofscape in the Murray Hill neighborhood

Monday, November 10, 2008

Colorful mural on Clinton Street, near Houston Street.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Something not often seen on the streets of NYC

Friday, November 7, 2008

The Tyvek Building. No, not really. But, that's what I'll be calling it from now on.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Tower of the Most Holy Redeemer Church rises above its East Village neighbors on E. 3rd Street.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Sculpture at the Epiphany Peace Garden, Church of the Epiphany near Gramercy Park. The garden is dedicated to the memory of victims of the Sep 11 attacks (some of whom were parishioners).

Friday, October 31, 2008

80 Theatre St. Marks - originally a live theater, then a film theater, now a live theater again.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

This building caught my attention as I passed by - Murray Hill / Kips Bay neighborhood

Sunday, October 26, 2008

A beautiful afternoon at the pond in Central Park

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Just a hint of Fall color at Grand and Lewis Streets, Lower East Side.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Outside St. Peter's Church at Lexington Ave near 53rd Street

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

4:30pm - around the time that the 2nd taxi shift starts - and it looks like they're all here, filling up for the long night ahead. Out of view, was a line of taxis stretching up 2nd Ave, 2 abreast, each waiting its turn at the pump.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Urban pumpkin patch outside an office building in the Gramercy Park area.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Night scene on Bleecker Street near Sullivan Street. The lights illuminating this builidng kept changing colors.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Another mural by Chico (aka Antonio Garcia). This guy is good. I like the clever touches like the cat sitting on top of the air-conditioner. HIs his work all over the East Village / Lower East Side. Here's a prior post of one of his works.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Empire State Building - looking north on 5th Av from 17th Street

Friday, October 10, 2008

Thursday, October 9, 2008

New apartment buildings stand on the former site of a Colgate factory on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Triple Decker - How do you fit 3 lanes of northbound traffic, 3 lanes of southbound traffic, and a pedestrian promenade into a narrow space? Pile them atop one another.

Monday, October 6, 2008

Sailboat on the Hudson River with Ellis Island in the background

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Cobblestoned Wooster Street, looking south

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Lighthouse at the north end of Roosevelt Island, as seen from Carl Shurz park in Manhattan.