Thursday, December 31, 2009

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Empire State Building Revisited

A very different look compared to a similar photo from a few months ago - different lighting and different seasons.

Monday, December 28, 2009

MetLife Moon

The old MetLife clock tower just before dark

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Flatiron Billboard

Billboard on Broadway near the Flatiron Building

Friday, December 25, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Winter Skyline

I was photographing an apartment interior yesterday and saw this familiar view out the window. I have lots of pics of the same view - but, I think this is the first time with snow so prominent.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Across the River

Late afternoon sun reflecting off a building on the Brooklyn side of the East River.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Old Snow

3 for 1: Hopefully, the last of the snow pics (at least for 2009). The snow gets old and bothersome fast around here. All taken around the Co-op Village area of the Lower East Side at the east end of Grand Street. First: Lewis Street. Second: Madison Street. Third: Henry Street.


Monday, December 21, 2009

Arts Center

The Harry de Jur Playhouse (l) and Abrons Arts Center (r) at the Henry Street Settlement (on Grand Street). The playhouse, built around 1915, is a national landmark.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Snow

The park behind my apartment building the morning after the so-called "blizzard of 2009" - it was hardly a blizzard here in the city. But, we did get about 12 inches of snow overnight.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Menorah

Hanukah Menorah at Ahearn Park at the intersection of Grand Street & East Broadway

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Chelsea Hotel

HDR photo of the famous Chelsea Hotel - former home to some of my favorite singer/songwriters: Leonard Cohen and Bob Dylan

Monday, December 14, 2009

Clinton Street

Most of the north-south streets around here curve to align with the street grid of the rest of Manhattan - with another slight turn at Houston Street. This is Clinton Street between East Broadway and Grand Street. Clinton Street is named for George Clinton, general in the Revolutionary War, governor of New York from 1777-1798 and U.S. vice president from 1804-1812. George was DeWitt Clinton's uncle.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Sky, Clouds, & Trees

Outside my window yesterday. Ok, so I cropped out the tops of the buildings across the street. But, looking at this, you'd think I lived on a farm or somewhere in the suburbs.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Columbus Circle

Traffic and people outside Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Old Synagogue

I took a photo of this building at 80 Forsyth Street because the architectural details around the windows caught my attention. I didn't notice the subtle Stars of David on the fire escapes until now. A quick Google search revealed, much to my surprise, that this tiny building was once a synagogue - Beth Hamedrash Shaarei Torah.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

East Side Skyline

Looking north at the eastern half of Manhattan from the Lower East Side. The bridge in the foreground is the Williamsburg Bridge (J train on its way to Brooklyn). The bridge in the background is the 59th Street (Queensboro) bridge. The buildings in the foreground are Baruch Houses - the largest NYCHA housing complex in Manhattan (one of the many low-income housing complexes built by Robert Moses).

Monday, December 7, 2009

I was walking along E. 23rd Street and saw the flag waving above, illuminated by lights on the building (which I believe is Baruch College, part of the University of the City of New York). I'm still amazed at how well this camera handles night shots without a tripod. It's not perfect, but, it's not as bad as I expected it would be.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Vertical Parking Lot

Another one of the parking lots that maximize space by using lifts to stack cars vertically.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Delancey Street Graffiti

Graffiti on a Lower East Side building. I was puzzled, at first, as to how the "artist" was able to create his art so high off the ground. Then, I realized that there used to be another building that stood adjacent to this one. The artist probably stood on the roof of that building to paint this.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Graffiti Magnets

The City Council just voted to ban solid, roll-down gates (like on these Avenue A storefronts). One of the reasons cited for the ban is the graffiti that tends to show up on these gates almost as soon as they're installed.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Old & New

Interesting contrast in architectural styles

Monday, November 30, 2009

iPod Billboard

Near the intersection of Canal and Walker Streets - 3 elements I often find interesting... billboard, graffiti and water tank

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Inside Grand Central Terminal on the busy Thanksgiving weekend

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Zeckendorf Towers

The apartment complex originally known as Zeckendorf Towers, now also known as One Irving Place and One Union Square. This photo was taken about 1 hour before sundown. I didn't notice the moon at the left of the towers until I got home and viewed the pic on my computer screen.

Friday, November 27, 2009

There's never a taxi when you need one...

I was passing on the bus and couldn't see if this is a taxi stand of if these 3 taxis were parked here just by coincidence.

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Element

Element and The Vault at Element on E. Houston & Essex Streets. I pass this on the bus frequently and always admire the lighting on this old bank building. This time the bus stopped at the corner long enough for me to grab this shot from the window.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Kozy Korner

Kozy Korner (or was it Cozy Corner?) is not the name of the convenience store that's there today. But, most of use long-time Grand Street east-enders still call the 24-Hr. convenience store and the corner on which it sits (really a triangle point formed by the intersection of Madison and Grand Streets), "Kozy Korner" - the name of the original store which occupied that spot since the late 50s. In its day, it was THE place to hang out in the 'hood.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Rear Windows

Behind an apartment building at E19th Street

Monday, November 23, 2009

Central Park South

Looking towards Central Park South from Central Park

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Grand Central Terminal

Close view of the sculpture above the entrance to Grand Central Terminal

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Kung Fu

Advertising kung fu lessons in Chinatown

Friday, November 20, 2009

Almost Gone

I've been unable to get around this week due to back pain. But, I managed to walk around the block today and caught the last of the leaves on these trees. They'll be all gone in a few days - at least for this year.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Jackson Heights Flyover

The #7 Flushing Line cutting across Jackson Heights, Queens

Friday, November 13, 2009

2nd Ave & 23rd Street

A rare sight - 2nd Ave with no traffic!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Pig Building

The Pig Buidling on 2nd Ave in the East Village

Monday, November 9, 2009

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Henry Hudson Memorial Bridge

The Henry Hudson Memorial Bridge connects the northwestern tip of Manhattan with the Bronx

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Reflection

Builidng in the west teens reflecting buildings further north (including the top of the Empire State Building).

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Seward Park

Garden at the southeast corner of Seward Park, looking towards East Broadway. Opened in 1903, Seward Park was the first municipally built playground in the United States.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Autumn at Pace University

A mini-park adjacent to Pace University (taken from a moving bus)

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Trick or Borscht

Lunch at Veselka, a restaurant in the East Village.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

New York's Bravest

FDNY after putting out a fire that appears to have gutted most - if not all - of an apartment on Madison Street in the Vladeck Houses.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Carpet of Leaves

Corlears Hook Park - Lower East Side. Park crews were raking fallen leaves from the paved walks. But, there were plenty left on the grassy areas.