Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Union Square

Approaching Union Square East during rush hour

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Williamsburg Bridge x2

Here are two photos of the Williamsburg Bridge (connecting Lower East Side, Manhattan with Williamsburg, Brooklyn) that I don't think I posted here yet. The first is from about 4 weeks ago on a day with unusually heavy cloud traffic. The second one is from about 6 weeks ago, taken around twilight from a higher/closer vantage point.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Friday, April 22, 2011


From late February - Smoke stacks in Long Island City/Astoria Queens - seen from the Queensboro Plaza elevated subway station

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge

The bridge made famous by Simon & Garfunkel's "59th Street Bridge Song" has recently been renamed the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge. The new name honors former Mayor Ed Koch, who is credited for rehabilitating NYC's crumbling infrastructure (including this bridge) after taking office.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Lower East Side CityScapes

Two photos from the end of March - both taken from 20 floors up. First looking west over LES, Chinatown, FiDi, and Tribeca. The second, looking southwest over LES, Two Bridges, and Brooklyn in the background.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Industry & Nature

This weekend I walkd thru the newly refurbished East River Park. At its northern end, the park environment (and new landscaping) abruptly turns industrial thanks to the neighboring Consolidated Edison (Con Ed) power plant. I came across these two scenes with contrasting elements of both environments