Wednesday, September 30, 2009

The Willy-B

Closeup of the Brooklyn side of the Williamsburg Bridge. That's a steep incline on footpath on this side. My grandmother is said to have walked across this bridge in a hurricane once back in the '50s.

Monday, September 28, 2009

St. George Ukrainian

The front of St. George Ukrainian Catholic Church in the East Village

Sunday, September 27, 2009


Courthouse Square elevated subway station on the 7 line in Long Island City. I'm glad I don't live in that apartment building just beyond the station. It must be quite noisy. But, OTOH, if cable TV service were to go out, I could just bring a lawn chair up to the roof and watch the giant Fresh Direct electronic billboard a few blocks away:-)

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

Roebling's View

This is about as close as I could get to capturing the view that Washington Roebling must have had from his house at 110 Columbia Heights (Brooklyn). He oversaw construction of the Brooklyn Bridge as Chief Engineer and monitored the progress from his window while confined to his house due to illness. He would have been about 4 floors higher than this vantage point and none of the buildings in today's photo would have been there in the late 1880s. I'm reading The Great Bridge, by David McCullough - about the construction of the bridge. It's an amazing story!

I'm told the land being cleared in the foreground will be part of a new waterfront park called Brooklyn Bridge Park.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Night Pizza

Essex Street Market at the corner of Essex & Delancey Streets - taken from an open bus window. Testing the "pro-light" feature on the Fuji F70EXR.... ISO 1600... Not bad for a pocket camera.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Wash Me

Writing (?) on the wall at the Canal Street subway station

Monday, September 21, 2009

RFK Bridge

Queens approach to the Robert F. Kennedy Bridge (formerly the Triborough Bridge) taken from the elevated subway station at Astoria Boulevard.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

iPod Touch

iPod Touch billboard near the Brooklyn waterfront

Saturday, September 19, 2009


Smokestacks at the Con Edison power plant in Astoria, Queens.

Friday, September 18, 2009

The Wall

The Wall - a sculpture by Forrest Myers at Broadway & West Houston Street... aluminum bars attached to aluminum braces.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Hot Taxi

1950 Studebaker taxi outside the Caliente Cab Co. restaurant at Bleecker Street

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Blue: Then and Now

3 for 1: Blue under construction and today. First photo: Canon Rebel XT (early 2006); 2nd Photo: Fuji F30 (late 2006); 3rd Photo: Fuji F200EXR (Sep 2009)

Monday, September 14, 2009

Enjoying the afternoon outdoors, complete with flat-screen TV

Friday, September 11, 2009

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

FDNY trucks responding to a gas leak last night.