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.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Hotel Pennsylvania

Flags above the main entrance at the Hotel Pennsylvania

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Mean Pumpkin

Halloween display, with a mean-looking pumpkin, at a favorite restaurant

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Stuy Town Pumpkins

Pumpkins on the rain-soaked Stuyvesant Town oval

Monday, October 26, 2009

Autumn in Central Park

Looking towards the San Remo apartment towers from Central Park

Sunday, October 25, 2009

New Torah!

2 for 1: Celebrating on Grand Street as the Young Israel Synagogue receives a new Torah (holiest sacred writings in Judaism). 2nd photo shows a close-up of the Torah being carried.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Escape Shadows

The shadows cast by the sun on these fire escapes caught my eye as I was walking thru Chelsea.

Friday, October 23, 2009

"Stop the Violence"

Chico is back and unveiled a new mural on Houston Street near Avenue B to get the message out to stop the violence - after some highly-publicized incidents of violence in recent months.

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Traffic rushing past Fuse studios on 7th Ave.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Gertel's Condo

Here's an updated look at the building (right, foreground) that's rising at the site of the old Gertel's Bakery on Hester Street near Essex Street. The safety netting that was wrapped around the lower floors two months ago is now gone and the exterior looks like it's done. I still miss those Gertel's rugelach!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Pete's Tavern - a Union Square/Gramercy Park landmark since... well, since 1864 (according to the awning out front).

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Municipal Building

The Municipal Building as seen from City Hall Park

Friday, October 16, 2009

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

New York Stock Exchange

The NYSE on Broad Street at Wall St. I'm hardly aound here anymore. But, I used to walk past here every day on my way to/from work.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Ferry Terminals

The Staten Island & Governors Island ferry terminals and the downtown Manhattan skyline.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Big Dig

Taken from a moving "N" train... construction site just north of Queensboro Plaza... deep excavation with lots of existing pipes at different depths left intact.

Friday, October 9, 2009


At the southern end of Union Square - at 14th Street near Broadway - there's this building that has a weird clock on the front that blows out smoke.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

New & Old New York

An updated view of a scene I posted in May 2008 - this time wider and from a lower vantage point - but, showing more of the new hi-rise construction that's slowly replacing the old Lower East Size landscape.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

MetLife Tower

Former MetLife Tower at One Madison Ave from the Park Ave Side

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Police Lineup

Police cruisers lined up along E. Broadway near Clinton Street

Monday, October 5, 2009

Subway Art

2 for 1: These guys are trying to find their way back to the Central park Zoo... at the 5th Ave station underpass to the Central Park

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Manhattan Bridge - 100th Birthday

New York City is celebrating the 100th birthday of the Manhattan Bridge today. Planned festivities include a parade of vintage cars and and fireworks after sundown

Thursday, October 1, 2009