Monday, February 28, 2011

Empire State Building

Always so much architectural details to see and marvel at when I stop to look- really look - at the Empire State Building.

Monday, February 21, 2011

JHS 12

Taken from a passing bus... near the intersection of Jackson, Grand and Henry Streets. The park is behind the old Junior High School 12 (aka Corlears Junior High).

Friday, February 18, 2011

Cleaning Up

If my arithmetic is correct, we've had snow on the ground for about 55 consecutive days in NYC, since Dec 26. It's almost all gone as of yesterday. Luckily, the Dept. of Sanitation (DSNY) has been able to switch back from snow clearance to trash pickup. This is outside the old Seward Park High School building on Essex Street between Grand & Broome - taken from a passing bus.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Stuyvesant Town Sky

Two from Stuyvesant Town around sundown last night under a busy sky - #1: an unusually empty First Avenue (for rush hour) and the seemingly endless buildings of Stuyvesant Town & Peter Cooper Village. #2: The moon peeking thru the clouds above one of the Stuy Town buildings. #1 is HDR (fusion) and #2 is HDR (tone mapping) + slight painterly effect

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sara D. Roosevelt Park

Sara D. Roosevelt Park - a 7.8 acre park in the Lower East Side with areas for soccer, basketball, gardens, playgrounds and more. This is at its northern end, looking towards Houston Street. The park is named after President Franklin Delano Roosevelt's mother.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The Met

The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center. The fronts of the steps, in the foreground, electronically display current and upcoming events, etc. I used HDR processing to be able to see thru the windows of The Met despite the bright daylight outside. Normally, I would not do this with so many people in the scene (moving people and multiple exposures don't really mix well because their positions change from exposure to exposure). But, I figured I'd get away with it in this case given how insignificant the people look against the larger subject behind them. There are a few "trouble" spots around some of the people. But, overall, I think it's an acceptable compromise in this case.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Fill 'er Up!

One of the hardest-to-find things in Manhattan - a gas station!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Stuyvesant Town Ups & Downs

Every building at Stuy Town has two entrances, at opposite sides of the builidng. One is at street level while the other is one floor higher, with the grounds on that side of the building built up higher. This makes for some interesting landscaping with stairs and ramps throughout the property to get you to the different levels.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Hamilton Fish Park

Hamilton Fish Park and pool at Pitt and Houston Streets, Lower East Side. The park's Olympic-sized swimming pool was the training ground for the U.S. Olympic team the 1952 Olympic Games in Helsinki.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Monuments to Robert Moses

Public Housing built by Robert Moses in the 40s-50s. In the foreground are Bernard Baruch Houses, followed by Lilian Wald Houses and Jacob Riis Houses (all NYCHA).

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Lower East Side

Looking northeast over the Lower East Side and Alphabet City in the background.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

U.S. Custom House

Snow covered statue outside the former U.S. Custom House near Battery Park. Today, this building houses a branch of the Museum of the American Indian as well as a branch of the Federal Bankruptcy Court.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Bowling Green

Nothing green at Bowling Green this time of year. At the far end of the park is the stretch of Broadway known as the "Canyon of Heroes" (between here and City Hall) where "heroes" are sometimes honored with a ticker tape parade. Maybe this year will be the New York Mets' year to win the World Series and parade up the Canyon of Heroes? C'mon Mets!