Thursday, May 29, 2008

Two mosaics at Flushing Meadows-Carona Park, the site of two New York City World's Fairs in 1939 and 1964. The first is "Robert Moses" (by Andy Warhol). Moses was one of the key people behind the 1964-65 fair. The second mosaic is "Fountain of the Planets" (I don't know who the artist is).

Camera: Canon S5IS (Robert Moses)
Camera: Canon SX100IS (Fountain of the Planets)

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Articulated Bus - the MTA is considering replacing these with double-decker buses. These atticulated monstrosities have got to be the worst buses ever put into service on NYC streets.

Monday, May 26, 2008

I frequently pass by this building (at 22nd Street & Park Ave South), but, never noticed the details until today.

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Graffiti Truck - on 1st Ave near E. 14th Street

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Fleet Week in New York City

Friday, May 23, 2008

Looking thru the trees outside my window on one of the nicest days of the year (weather-wise).

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

More and more of these behemoths are rising above and around the old tenements of the Lower East Side. The local community board is trying to change the zoning rules to curtail this.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Interesting signage in Chinatown. The sky is fake (was a dreary, overcast, rainy day)

Sunday, May 18, 2008

New construction reflecting even newer construction still in progress

Saturday, May 17, 2008

"Green" building near Gramercy Park

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Setting sun shining on the NYC flag and the front of the Municipal Building, across from City Hall.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Shadows, light, and lots of color on the Lower East Side. I can't believe how quickly these trees filled out.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Panorama of Shea Stadium (left) and Citi Field (still under construction, right) taken from the boardwalk leading to Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
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Saturday, May 10, 2008

A seaplane docked in the East River, looking towards the 59th Street Bridge (Queensboro Bridge).

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Fire at an apartment building - luckily, for these guys, on a low floor.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Up, Up, and Away! - Helicopter taking off at the downtown heliport, near Wall Street

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Urban version of the clothes-line

Monday, May 5, 2008

Hot dog vendor dishing out the dogs in front of City Hall.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

3 for 1: Near the Brooklyn Bridge. The metal structure below the Brooklyn tower of the bridge (seen most clearly in the 3rd photo) is going to be one of 2 temporary waterfalls being constructed (the other near the Manhattan bridge - in the distance).

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Here are a couple of unique trees that are indigenous to urban areas like New York City. It's rare to find all three of these species growing so close together. But, here you'll find the Corona Beer Box Tree, the Balloon Tree, and a few variations of the Plastic Bag.
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