Monday, March 31, 2008

The "L" line (8th Ave & 14th St., Manhattan to Canarsie, Brooklyn) is the first in the NYC subway system proposed for fully-automated operation (i.e. no humans driving or opening/closing doors). While that's probably still years away, we now have signs in each station along this line displaying how long it will be for the next two trains to arrive. The 2 minute wait for the next train turned out to be accurate!

Sunday, March 30, 2008

The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus is in town. Their rail cars are stored along the Amtrak/Long Island Railroad tracks in Long Island City, Queens. The first photo was taken from the LIRR station and the 2nd thru the window of a moving subway train.
Camera: Canon SX100IS

Friday, March 28, 2008

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Mural on the side of a Lower East Side building (taken thru a taxi window)

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

The Forward Building - former home of The Jewish Daily Forward newspaper. The exterior was restored and the interior gutted and converted to condos a few years ago. East Broadway, Lower East Side, NYC

Monday, March 24, 2008

This bus stop sign used to be at the curb, where it belongs - until the city widened the sidewalk.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

A roof-top hitchhiker, carrying an American flag and wearing a FDNY jacket - on 5th Ave, NYC.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Graffiti covered building in Long Island City, Queens, NY - (thru the window on a moving train)

Friday, March 21, 2008

A quiet scene in Greenwich Village, NYC
Camera: Canon SX100IS

Thursday, March 20, 2008

A rare sight in the heart of Manhattan - a gas station - considered by many to be a waste of valuable real estate.
Camera: Canon SX100IS

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Rear Windows - the backs of some Lower East Side tenements. In fact, these are just down the block from the Tenement Museum.
Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ3

Monday, March 17, 2008

Some pre-Spring growth on the Lower East Side
Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ3

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Decorative panels at the elevated subway station, 74th St & Broadway, Queens, NY
Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ3

Saturday, March 15, 2008

3 Pairs of men - two working, two talking, and two doing I don't know what.
Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ3

Friday, March 7, 2008

I was photographing an apartment interior today. It was empty except for this old thing sitting on the floor. I can't remember when I last saw a rotary dial telephone, still connected and in use. I got to thinking there must be a whole generation of youngsters out there who've never seen one of these.
Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ3

Thursday, March 6, 2008

New "glass" on East 23rd Street, NYC, reflecting back glimpses of Midtown Plaza East and the Veterans Hospital.
Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ3

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Keeping the subway running. Track work on the #7 Flushing line near Flushing Meadows Park.
Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ3