Friday, December 31, 2010

Snow, Snow, Snow

Still lots of snow to be cleared, three full days after the storm. Grand Street, Lower East Side.

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Henry Street

Looking up Henry Street towards the downtown skyline.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Still Digging Out

The sunrise is deceptively calming. The city is still digging out after the powerful blizzard.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Blizzard Dig-Out

The Blizzard of Dec 26-27, 2010. It was a really intense storm that went on for over 18 hours and even included thundersnow (snow + thunder + lightning) for a while. It left just over 20 inches of snow that's been pushed around by snow plows and blown around by Mother Nature. It will take a while to dig out of this mess.

Monday, December 27, 2010

Post-Christmas Blizzard

3 or 1: First: at the height of the blizzard. The little plow trying to clear the sidewalk across the street is just no match for the snow. The bigger street plows aren't having much success keeping the streets clear, either. Second: taken during a brief lull in the snow and wind, about an hour later. Third: plow-equipped tractor trying to clear the sidewalk of snow

Thursday, December 23, 2010


A Lower East Side roofscape - looking northwest from East Broadway near Samuel Dickstein Place

Friday, December 17, 2010

Fab Four

In the window at Reed Space on Allen Street, Lower East Side.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Top Floor Basement

I couldn't resist when I saw "basement" lit up at the top of the building. This wall of windows lights up the south end of Union Square.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Manhattan Sunset

Sun setting behind the downtown Manhattan bridges

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Zeckendorf Towers

Zeckendorf Towers, at the east side of Union Square Park.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Grace Church

Courtyard at Grace Church on Broadway just south of Union Square

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Steel & Concrete

Manhattan approach to the Williamsburg Bridge. I probably posted something similar before. I liked the lighting this time.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Schaefer Landing - Williamsburg Bridge

Yesterday's photo was taken about a month ago, from ground level at the river's edge. By coincidence, I was photographing a 10th floor apartment late yesterday afternoon and caught this view of the Williamsburg Bridge and Schaefer Landing.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Schaefer Landing

The two apartment buildings at the left are Schaefer Landing, built on the site of the Schaefer Brewing Company, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. This was taken from East River Park (Lower East Side) on the Manhattan side of the river.

Monday, December 6, 2010

Kozy Korner

Another look at Kozy Korner (intersection of Grand Street and Madison Street) from a different perspective.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

Stuy Town View Revisited

I posted a photo of a similar view back in January of this year. I was back here this weekend celebrating Thanksgiving. This time the weather was not as gloomy, and the lighting was better. I also added some HDR processing this time, using multiple exposures. Taken through a friend's window in Stuyvesant Town, looking south towards the part of the East Village known as Alphabet City.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Squirrel in a Tree

I'm not sure what this little guy is doing but he looks comfortable despite the cold and wind. This is outside my window.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Holiday Lights

Seasonal lighting is starting to appear around the city. This is a park at the East River co-op on Grand Street, Lower East Side.

Friday, November 19, 2010

Sheep Meadow

The ginormous Sheep Meadow at Central Park. There used to be sheep grazing here until Robert Moses (NYC Parks Commissioner) shipped them off to Brooklyn in the 1930s. Now, it's mostly people grazing here. First photo is looking east. Second photo is looking north.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

MLK Jr. Community Garden Revisited

I posted a photo of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Garden at the Henry Street Settlement back in March. I stopped by again a few days ago and found the garden wearing its fall colors!

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Autumn in Central Park

I climbed up on one of the rock hills in Central Park this weekend and saw this view looking out over the southwest corner of the park.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Angel of the Waters

Top of the Angel of the Waters Fountain at Central Park, Bethesda Terrace

Friday, November 12, 2010

Corlears Hook Park

I'm convinced the trees in the Lower East Side are defective. Most don't bother turning colors before dropping their leaves on the ground. Or, at best, they turn brown and call it a season. But, I managed to find a few trees at Corlears Hook Park (Cherry Street & Jackson Street) that are putting on more of a show than the rest.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Fiorello LaGuardia

Statue of Fiorello LaGuardia, former mayor of NYC. I found this at LaGuardia Place, near the NYU campus.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Mexicana Mama

I love the flag! East 12th Street near University Place.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Trump SoHo

The new Trump SoHo on Spring Street, viewed here from the West Village. At over 40 floors high, it seems totally out of scale to its neighbors.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Autumn Leaves

The leaves are starting to change colors outside my window

Monday, November 1, 2010

Central Park Hilltop

Some post-Halloween Photoshop fun - taken on a rocky hill in Central Park near 59th Street & Ave of the Americas.

Friday, October 29, 2010

Forward Building Revisited

It's been about 2 years since my last look at the Forward Building from across Seward Park. It's an old familiar face which I always enjoy looking at.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Tower & Towers

Brooklyn tower of the Manhattan bridge, between two Lower East Side apartment towers.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Empire State Building - Memory Walk

The Empire State Building was lit last night in white & purple for the Alzheimer's Association's Memory Walk.

Friday, October 22, 2010


2 for 1: Two of my favorite subjects - the old Domino Sugar factory in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and the Williamsburg Bridge. Photographed from the Lower East Side on the East River Park promenade

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Beekman Tower

Another look at Gehry's new Beekman Tower near City Hall

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

The Remedy

Outside Remedy Diner on E. Houston Street... killing time, waiting for the bus. There was actually still some daylight at the time. I used 3 different exposures and HDR tone mapping to come up with this night effect.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Fall Colors

Still no sign of fall in the city - except in this beautiful store window display on E. 12th Street near University Place. I don't even know what type of business this is. I was in too much of a rush to stop and investigate. The lettering on the window says "Windows in Progress."

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

New and Old New York

New steel & glass tower surrounded by older, more traditional apartment buildings near Broadway around W 96th Street.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Henry Hudson Parkway

Looking up at the Henry Hudson Parkway from the bottom level of Riverside Park at 72nd Street.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Shower Time

About to get a shower in some rough East River water.