Monday, January 31, 2011

Park Row

Bus loop at the south end of Park Row - Municipal Building at the right

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Winter Squirrel

I guess he doesn't mind sitting on snow. He seems to be enjoying his morning meal (whatever he's eating).

Friday, January 28, 2011

Snow Woman

Seen in the the fashionable Lower East Side

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Snow Coated Trees

A temporary break in the snow yesterday afternoon on Grand Street

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Huh? Snow?

The weather forecasters told us we'd see a mix of snow/rain this morning followed by snow beginning around 6pm and continuing overnight - dropping another 10 inches of the white stuff on us. I think they got their AM and PM mixed up. We've had moderate snow falling since around 8am and it's been steady. As of yesterday, we were within 15 inches of the record for snowiest winter in NYC.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Baruch Houses

Bernard Baruch Houses at Delancey Street near FDR Drive. With over 2,100 apartments in 17 buildings, this is the largest New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) apartment complex in Manhattan - completed around 1959.

Monday, January 24, 2011

John Delury Plaza

Fulton and Gold Streets near the South Street Seaport

Friday, January 21, 2011

Another Dusting

The snow came again last night - starting around midnight. It was still snowing at 6am. By then, our building crews had our sidewalks cleared. By 7:30am when I took these photos, DSNY was plowing the streets. We've already had enough snow this season for two average seasons.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Snow Crushing

We've had mountains of snow (mostly at intersections) created by plows during and after the big blizzard back in December. Freezing temperatures kept the snow frozen for much of the past 3 weeks. Now that the temperature is above freezing, DSNY is on a mission to break down these mountains. One truck pushes a bunch of snow into the middle of the street. The following truck then spreads the snow over a wider area. Passing traffic does the rest of the job by crushing it until it eventually disappears. Magic.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Slushfest

Today has been a miserable day, weather-wise. It started with a dusting of snow which put a fresh coating on top of the snow that still remains from the Dec 26 snowpocalypse (yeah, there's been snow on the ground for about 21 consecutive days). Snow turned to freezing rain, then rain. The good news is the temperature is now above freezing and the rain is slowly washing away the snow.

Monday, January 17, 2011

Silver Towers

Developer Larry Silverstein's new Silver Towers at the far west side of Manhattan near 42nd Street. These buildings look very different than the Silver Towers owned by New York University about two miles south near their Greenwich Village campus.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Now on iTunes

iTunes billboard on the side of a wafer-thin Comfort Inn on West 36th Street near the Javits Center

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

2 Weeks After

Two full weeks after the great Christmas Snowpocalypse Blizzard of 2010 - parts of Ahearn Park is still covered with snow (really ice) as are the curbs in many parts of the neighborhood. We're expecting another 6-13 inches of snow to begin falling later today!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Empire State Building

On my way home from B&H Photo... looking east on 34th Street.

Friday, January 7, 2011

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Bridge Park viewed from the South Street Seaport. The park is on the Brooklyn side of the East River. At the left is the Jehovah's Witnesses Watchtower building.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Manhattan Bridge

Two views of the Manhattan Bridge. First, from Madison & Pike Streets - about 3 blocks from the river. Next, from under the FDR Drive at the river's edge.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Roofscape

A Lower East Side roofscape - near Madison Street, Pike to Rutgers Streets

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Shadows

One of my favorite buildings in the neighborhood - on East Broadway at Samuel Dickstein Place. The shadows on the wall caught my attention as I approached the corner.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Gouverneur Reflections

The shiny new addition to Gouverneur Hospital is nearing completion at the corner of Jefferson & Henry Streets.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Seward Park

Seward Park, at Essex Street / East Broadway, Lower East Side

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Year's Eve Sky

After dumping tons of snow on us earlier in the week, Mother Nature treated us to a pretty decent sunset on the last eve of 2010. I guess that's her way of wishing us a happy new year!