Thursday, December 26, 2013

Avenue A Sunset

Green lights heading down Avenue A towards a beautiful Christmas Day sunset. Avenue A at E. 14th Street, Stuyvesant Town / East Village, Manhattan [NEX6-2501 acr(R)PScc]

Monday, December 23, 2013

Santa Ladies

Festive store display on E. 14th Street near 2nd Ave, Manhattan [NEX6-2468 acr(R)PScc]

Friday, December 20, 2013

Filming The Cobbler

Light crane on Suffolk Street during filming of The Cobbler (starring Adam Sandler and Dustin Hoffman). Seen from Grand Street near Clinton Street, Lower East Side, Manhattan

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Thursday, December 19, 2013

Twilight Windows & Stuff

That magical time of day when daylight fades and lights start glowing in windows... and on this random rooftop, a water tank supported by some impressive steel and a lone bare Charlie Brown-ish tree. 2nd Ave, Gramercy, Manhattan. [NEX6-2413 acr(R)PScc]

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

TTW - The Bronx, NY

Thru the window of a moving Amtrak Acela Express train somewhere in the Bronx. I believe the stacks, tanks and machinery in the foreground is some kind of Dept. of Sanitation facility in the Port Morris area of the Bronx. If I got the location correct, then the bridge at the left should be part of the Robert F. Kennedy (aka Triboro) Bridge. [NEX-2279 acr(R)PScc]

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Gas Station Turned Cafe

This corner is a former Gulf gas station which was converted to an indoor cafe (back portion of the building) with a walled-in open air seating patio at the front, where the gas pumps had been. B Bar and Grill Cafe - East Village at Cooper Square, Manhattan. [NEX6-2407 acr(R)PScc]

Monday, December 16, 2013

Welcome to Chinatown

Street scene at Grand Street near Bowery - Lower East Side / Chinatown, Manhattan. [NEX6-2390 acr(R)PScc]

Friday, December 13, 2013

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

First Snow

First snow of the 2013-2014 season this past Sunday. Ok, it was just a mini snowfall - but it still counts as snow! First Avenue at Stuyvesant Town, Manhattan. [NEX6-2385 acr(R)PScc]

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Holiday Street Scene

Nighttime streetscape at Broadway near Union Square, Manhattan [NEX6-2312 acr(R)PScc]

Monday, December 9, 2013

Foggy East River

An overcast, foggy day along the East River. Downtown / DUMBO, Brooklyn across the river. Lower East Side, Manhattan on this side of the river. [NEX6-2344 acr(R)PScc]

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Litowisker - Masaryk

Litowisker Synagogue (foreground) and Masaryk Towers apartments (background) at Columbia and Delancey Streets, Lower East Side, Manhattan
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Patriotic Empire State Building

Another view of the Empire State Building - this time lit in red, white and blue in honor of Veterans Day - captured last night

Monday, November 11, 2013

Empire State Building at Sundown

Empire State Building in standard white lighting - seen at sundown from Stuyvesant Town/Gramercy Park, Manhattan [NEX6-1914 acr(R)PScc]

Friday, November 8, 2013

New York Life Building

View of the New York Life Building from the rear (east). Lower Madison Ave, Manhattan [NEX6-1530 acr(R)PScc]

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

New York LIfe Buidling Peek

Top of the New York Life Building (Madison Ave in the mid-20s) peeking between buildings near Gramercy Park just before sundown. Gramercy Park area, Manhattan [NEX6-1683 acr(R)PScc]

Thursday, October 31, 2013

NYPD Edward Byrne

The NYPD boat P.O. Edward Byrne in the East River, just off E. 6th Street at East River Park. This was shot with a fairly long zoom lens which makes the midtown buildings and 59th Street Bridge in the background appear to be much closer than they really are. [NEX6-0423 acr(R)PScc]

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Williamsburgh Savings Bank

Standing in an area where there seems to be endless new construction all around is this magnificent domed building - and some of its remaining "mature" neighbors - at Broadway & Driggs Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn. [NEX6-1454 acr(R)PScc]

Monday, October 28, 2013

Corlears Hook / Lower Manhattan from Brooklyn

Corlears Hook (Lower East Side) across the East River from South Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The office buildings in the background are in the City Hall / Civic Center area. And, of course, the tallest building is the new One World Trade Center. [NEX6-1463 acr(R)PScc]

Thursday, October 24, 2013

TTW - Building in Building

Thru the window of a M103 bus. Mirrored building reflecting the building across the street. Upper East Side, Manhattan.  [NEX6-1340 acr(R)PScc]

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

3rd Ave / Cooper Square

Streetscape at 3rd Avenue near Cooper Square. The building with the angled / curved / carved out facade is the new Cooper Union building. The taller building beyond that is The Standard Hotel East Village (formerly the Cooper Square Hotel) [NEX6-0827 acr(R)PScc]

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Carl Schurz Pigeon

Pigeon sitting on the safety rail along the East River at Carl Schurz Park, Upper East Side, Manhattan

Monday, October 21, 2013

Queensboro Bridge Reflection

Manhattan tower of the Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge reflected in a new glass tower under construction alongside the bridge.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Chrysler Peek - Kips Bay

Chrysler Building peeking between other midtown buildings. Seen from Kips Bay, Manhattan [NEX6-0799 acr(R)PScc]

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Waking - by Gilbert & George

Taken about a month ago at the High Line in the Meatpacking / Chelsea area of Manhattan. There's always some interesting art on this billboard.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Aria - Las Vegas

Another shot from Vegas - Aria at Citycenter. Las Vegas, Nevada

Monday, October 7, 2013

Grand Central Station Revisited

I went to the Apple Genius Bar at their Grand Central store on Saturday and wanted to take a photo of the main concourse to test my new 16mm f/2.8 prime lens + wide angle adapter. But I grabbed the wrong lens as I ran out the door so I needed to use my kit zoom lens (16-50mm) at 16mm instead. I wasn't happy with the results so I went back yesterday with the right lens + adapter and I'm much happier with this shot.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Corlears Hook / FDR Drive

This is the FDR Drive at Grand Street, just before it curves around Corlears Hook and heads towards South Ferry. The layer of clouds passing overhead was too good to pass up. This is one of the first photos I took while testing my new NEX camera. So far I've been pleased with the results I'm getting. I'm even more happy that it doesn't break my back carrying it plus a lens or two... a huge difference between this and the larger, heavier Canon gear that resulted in back, neck & shoulder pain and numbness in my hand whenever I carried it.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

51 Astor

Lines, angles, reflections - Closeup of the facade at 51 Astor - new construction at 3rd Ave & Astor Place

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Lower East Side - Upper East Side

Baruch, Riis, and Wald houses and ConEd smokestacks in the foreground... Upper East Side / 59th Street Bridge in the background. From Lower East Side, Manhattan

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Two from the Valley of Fire National Park, Nevada

About an hour north of Las Vegas... red rock formations all around and I kept "seeing" animals and other things in the formations. Here are two... the first looks to me like frog and the 2nd looks like some sort of head keeping watch over his or her domain

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

MGM Grand - Las Vegas Strip

The MGM Grand hotel & Casino on the Las Vegas Strip. Taken thru a window from the Monte Carlo Hotel. South Las Vegas Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

TTW - The Cable Building

Taken thru a tinted taxi window - I've passed this building hundreds of times but never noticed this until getting stuck in traffic here yesterday. The Cable Building was built in the 1890s to house the generator plant which powered the cable cars that ran on Broadway at the time. Broadway & Houston Street, Manhattan.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

TTW - Willow Steam Plant

Taken thru a hotel window (not the cleanest, either) in Philadelphia.... While playing with the zoom on my camera I saw this interesting building in the distance. It turns out to be an abandoned steam plant at 9th Street & Willow Street. I'm still trying to learn how to get "clean" shots at long focal lengths with this camera and I really should have used a tripod for this. Also lots of distance compression due to the long zoom. The zoom for this photo is the equivalent of about 440mm

Friday, July 12, 2013

TTW - Abandoned & Tagged

Taken thru the window of a moving Amtrak train a few minutes from Philadelphia's 30th Street Station

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Abandoned Railroad Car

On an Amtrak train returning home from Philelphia, I spotted a familiar logo on an old rail car sitting near what seemed to be an abandoned building near Newark, NJ. Mays was a popular department store in the NYC area operated by the J. W. Mays company from the late 1920s thru the late 1980s. Taken thru the tinted window of a moving Amtrak NE Regional train.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Philadelphia City Hall at Sundown

Taken thru the hotel window - Looking west along Market Street at Philadelphia City Hall

Monday, July 8, 2013


Butterfly at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel Uiversity. This nocturnal guy did not seem to mind or even notice people getting up close. Philadelphia, PA

Monday, July 1, 2013

Tetris-like Facadescape

I zoomed in on the downtown Manhattan skyline from high above the Lower East Side, panning from side to side looking for something interesting. This group of buildings made me think of Tetris blocks fitting together and wrapping around each other.

Friday, June 28, 2013

LES Roof - 0167

Closeup of a Lower East Side rooftop on East Houston Street near Avenue B / Clinton Street

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Domino Tanks

Closeup of the rusted tanks at the abandoned Domino Sugar plant in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Seen from across the river at East River Park, Lower East Side, Manhattan

Monday, June 24, 2013

St. Mary's - Blue

Blue condo on Delancey Street between the twin steeples of Saint Mary's Church on Grand Street. Lower East Side, Manhattan

Thursday, June 6, 2013

TTW - Avalon in Avalon

Through the Window -- Avalon Chrystie apartments reflected in the windows of Avalon Bowery apartments across E. Houston Street. Taken through the window of a Houston Street crosstown bus near the Bowery, Lower East Side, Manhattan.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

CitiBike - Bike Share

The new CitiBike bike share service is now operational in Manhattan south of 59th Street. Annual, weekly and daily users pay a flat fee and have unlimited (but timed) use of the bicycles (30 minutes for weekly & daily users, 45 minutes for annual members). The bicycle must be returned to any station within the alloted time - but can be taken out again almost immediately to continue on to another destination. This is the station at Henry Street & Grand Street, Lower East Side prior to the launch.

Monday, June 3, 2013

TTW - Come One, Come Fun

There is a 1 or 2 block stretch of Houston Street, around Lafayette, with a couple of large billboards. This was taken through the window of a M21 crosstown bus that was caught up in a massive stop-and-go traffic jam around sunset this past Friday. Nolita, Manhattan.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Helicopter - Waterside

Helicopter taking off from the East 34th Street Heliport, just north of the Waterside Plaza apartments along the East River, Manhattan

Monday, May 6, 2013


RED, YELLOW and BLUE by Orly Genger - sculptures of layered rope. Madison Square Park, Flatiron District, Manhattan