Monday, July 31, 2006

Tribeca, Ericsson Place


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Still on Ericsson. Nice combination of three kinds of light, I thought.

Sunday, July 30, 2006

Tribeca, Ericsson Place


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Turning west onto Ericsson, I ran into clumps of people looking like they’re focused on one thing: The Subway. Isn’t this a strange shot? Isn’t that probably the most ridiculous door in all of New York? For that building, I mean. And the green light? And those two people, looking like they’re walking in a trough. I must say, I really love it.

Ericsson Place, by the way, is one block long. If I’m reading my map correctly, it inserts itself into Beach Street, which can hardly spare the space, it being only one very short block on either side. Don’t glaze over; this is important!

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Tribeca, Varick Street Between Laight and Beach


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Last Wednesday after work, I headed downtown to have dinner at Capsuto Freres, a beautiful, comfortable French restaurant on the northwest edge of Tribeca. Luckily, I was able to get there early and walked some new streets and grabbed a few shots. To start our tour, what else in the glow of a late afternoon sun, but the Verizon building?

Friday, July 28, 2006

Murray Hill, 26th Street Between Third and Lexington Avenues


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Help me out here. I'm thinking that one reason I want to put this photo up is I want to show you the street sign that says Broadway Alley. Please pull out your Manhattan street maps and look closely at 26th Street between Third and Lexington Avenues. You will see such a street (!) faithfully noted. Notice that it is far from Broadway. It seems I will not be able to walk this street. However, that's not what I want help with. I want to know if this works on more than a documentary level. Sometimes it helps to hear other more objective opinions.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Murray Hill, 26th Street Between Third and Lexington Avenues


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I was taken by surprise at the comments on last night's posting. The love! And after I had said it was not to love! I, myself, like this one more, but I guess I won't get any agreement on this.

Murray Hill, 26th Street Between Third and Lexington Avenues


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And now for something completely different. This is 26th Street between Third Avenue and Park Avenue South. Sometimes you can hardly believe what's in front of your eyes. This one may be more to marvel at than to actually love, though. The reflections at the bottom are in the car top I was leaning against.

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Murray Hill, Third Avenue Between 28th and 27th


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Okay, it's another shot of Turkish Kitchen, but look at those shapes, the black and white and those horizontal lines of red on the truck that echo the long red restaurant sign. I had to.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Murray Hill, Third Avenue Between 28th and 27th


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I'm in too much of a hurry tonight; I just posted a photograph and almost immediately deleted it. I hope no one saw it. This one I think is safe. I just feel calm looking at it. I took a lunch time walk today, down Third Avenue from 32nd to 26th and across 26th to Park Avenue South where I work. Third Avenue generally not so inspiring but this one is nice, I think.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Upper West Side, Broadway at 102nd Street


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Final shot from last Wednesday. Does this shout Broadway, or what?

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Upper West Side, 102nd Street, West of Broadway


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Intermittant swearing today about the friggin rain. I need to shoot, dammit. Couldn’t shoot yesterday, couldn’t shoot today and won’t be able to shoot tomorrow. So, bowing to the inevitable, I discovered that I do have a fair number of shots from the past that I left behind in the thrill of the new. And they’re good! There, I’ve made lemonade.

Meantime, I have two more from last Wednesday. Here’s a candy colored shot, still on 102nd Street, as I make my way to Broadway and the subway home.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Upper West Side, 102nd Street, West of Broadway


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Still last Wednesday, I rounded Riverside and walked east on 102nd Street toward Broadway. On the way, this fortuitous juxtaposition occurred. I originally picked one of the two photos to post, but then I had the great idea of putting them both up and asking which one you would choose. Or is that such a great idea? We'll see. If I get any comments, I'll tell you at the end which one I chose and why.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Upper West Side, Riverside Drive at 101


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So after the doctor visit yesterday morning, I went back up to West 101st Street where my friend Carolyn lives and we went to lunch at Henry's, a neighborhood favorite of ours, at Broadway and 105th. Henry's is spacious and comfortable with mostly good food and no web site. Afterwards, I walked down 101st Street to Riverside Drive where I took this photo.

I may have crossed the line with this one (what!, why would I want to look at that?) but I can't pass it up. Yes, yes, I know the car in front is out of focus. Feel free to complain.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

East Village, 13th Street Between Broadway and Fourth Avenue


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Off work today (every other Wednesday, thank the lord). So downtown to the physiatrist on 12th Street. I arrived early, so veered off onto 13th Street and got this shot. This is just east of Broadway. I had another shot of this with the front of a green truck in it, which you would think would just set it off splendidly, and it pretty much did, but somehow, I came back to this one. This is MUCH improved enlarged.

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Murray Hill, 33rd Street Between Third and Second Avenues


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The last red door photograph in this group. I came close to discarding this in the beginning, but I kept looking at it and ended up really liking it. It has sort of a Renaissance feel to me. It's not symmetrical, but it feels symmetrical. And rational and quiet. Plaza like. Anybody know what I mean? Again, please enlarge.

Note: the white car in the foreground is totally necessary.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Murray Hill, 33rd Street Between Third and Second Avenues


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Back to Midtown and the photos I shot last Thursday. Moving down the block, here's another red door belonging to PS 116. Remembering that green is the complement of red . . . Click to enlarge to see what I mean.

By the way, a wonderful site I came upon, trying to figure out what neighborhood Lafayette Street is in (I suffered a temporary real estate consciousness lapse, but was reminded by a good friend), is New York Song Lines, Virtual Walking Tours of Manhattan Streets. It didn't tell me the neighborhood, but it told me all about Lafayette Street, block by block.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Nolita, Lafayette Street, South of Spring Street


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Yesterday, Flying Lady and I went downtown for a delayed joint birthday celebration. First stop was to get a migun treatment at a Pilates studio on Lafayette. While she was getting hers, I went outside and took this shot. I like the visual pile-up of cars against that nice flat background of squares of, yes, red! and pink and other colors, too.

Saturday, July 15, 2006

Murray Hill, 33rd Street Between Third and Second Avenues


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I work on Park Avenue South at 32nd Street. This is the part of midtown where the avenues are all business but many of the side streets are leafy and residential. Quite refreshing to take a stroll on my lunch hour. This is 33rd Street between Lexington and Third Avenue and the red door belongs to PS 116. This was shot on my Thursday lunch hour, day before last. (This one's for you Barbara.)

Friday, July 14, 2006

East Village, Avenue A


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Last night I went downtown to the Pioneer Theater on East 3rd to see A Day Off, a good film by Larry Kamerman. Good acting. Afterwards, this is what I saw. This is Avenue A, looking south, at twilight on a summer evening after a rainy day.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Inwood, 218th Street


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Between Ninth and Tenth. A mighty colorful little block here.

Note: forget what I said about format change. Apparently what you see in Blogger preview is not what you get. What I saw was the photograph nestled in the upper left corner of the text; what I got was----this.

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Inwood, 218th Street


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Another shot from last Sunday. This is the eastern end of this street and yet it's between Ninth and Tenth Avenues. There is no East Side up here.

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Inwood, 216th Street


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The change of format signals the intent to add more writing. (Oh, no!) The group of photographs that I've been posting since Sunday were all taken on a couple of short blocks on the tip of Manhattan. Get out your street maps and take a look at 215th and 216th Streets as they end at the Harlem River. This is a desolate couple of blocks, storage for Sanitation trucks and MTA buses. The IND subway yard is to the south. No one would walk here unless they had a pretty damn good reason. My reason is that I'm involved in a compulsion, I mean goal, of walking every street in Manhattan. A pretty damn good reason. I was there in the late afternoon, no one else around, until I got to the end of 215th Street, where there was a group of kids playing. Quite the surprise. See Monday's posting. I got a number of other beautiful photographs, I believe, in that seemingly barren area, and I want to show you a few more before I move on. My sense of beauty may not be yours, however. Does anyone else think this photograph is beautiful? But you must click to enlarge before you make your judgment.

Monday, July 10, 2006

Inwood, 215th Street

Children playing at the end of 215th Street, Inwood.
This shot was taken yesterday. I have a couple more
to show from Sunday before I move on.


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Sunday, July 09, 2006

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Inwood, Broadway at 207th Street


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See how the man in the red shirt next to the maroon car echoes the colors in the Dunkin' Donuts sign? What more could you ask for? To see this in its full wonder, click to enlarge.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Murray Hill, Lexington Avenue


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This is Lexington Avenue below 34th Street, near my office.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Greenwich Village, University Place at 12th St.


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Downtown this morning, EARLY, for physical therapy for my back. This was shot around the corner from their office.

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Inwood, Park Terrace East

Didn't shoot today OR yesterday. Here's a
favorite from June 2. Please click to enlarge.


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Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Hudson Heights, Fort Washington at 187th Street















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Shot yesterday outside the vet's office.

Monday, July 03, 2006