Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Jersey Boys

midtown scene


A simple scene in midtown Manhattan featuring a poster for the musical "Jersey Boys"...Remember all you Yankee fans: big boys don't cry. Big boys, do-on't cuh-rye-eye-eye, they don't cry.

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Monday, May 28, 2007

Be a Kid

kid drawings


On Memorial Day, we officially remember many serious things. Usually we acknowledge the sacrifices others have made for our country in war. We shouldn't forget them. And, of course, no one will or should forget the events of September 11, 2001.

Naturally, people have fun on Memorial Day, too. It ends a "long weekend", after all. So, remember the serious things but have yourself some fun today. Be a kid, even.

Happy Memorial Day!

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Dirty Brooklyn Bridge

dirty windshield, Brooklyn Bridge


You have to love the Brooklyn Bridge. Even a dirty windshield cannot diminish its power and strength or its classicality. When you visit NYC, make sure to walk across it, if you can. Or at least go by car.

Now, I know how afraid of those "other" boroughs you all are but trust me on this one. You won't see another bridge like this. And I won't charge you anything either. This time...

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Saturday, May 26, 2007

ICP

ICP lobby


Sometimes, when I go to an art museum, I enjoy the museum itself as much or more than the art exhibited. Here we see the International Center of Photography's entrance area, from a downstairs gallery.

So, go visit a museum. You have no excuse--enjoy the art or the building or both!

Friday, May 25, 2007

PURVEYORS

PURVEYORS


The Memorial Day Weekend has come. Summer unofficially begins. There will be picnics and parades and speeches. Before all that, though, look at this "every day memorial" on a local truck. Some things we cannot forget no matter what day it is.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Williamsburg Refrigerator

Williamsburg Refrigerator


On a sidewalk in south Williamsburg, Brooklyn...you know the one I mean. Definitely, this ranks as my favorite appliance store ever.

Pre-owned. You got a problem with that??

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Williamsburg Duchamp

Williamsburg Duchamp


We got our great weather back. Time to toss out old junk, old notions, and/or old ideas. Live it up!

[from south Williamsburg, Brooklyn]

MAMMA MIA!

MAMMA MIA ad


One can learn things from ads. For instance, I had no idea that MAMMA MIA! was the world's most popular musical. Seeing this makes me wonder how that might be qualified, i.e., "most popular musical right this second when there are no other musicals running". Or maybe they say "popular", since popularity is subjective and no one can really prove otherwise. Plus, who can verify the opinion of "the world"?

MAMMA MIA! does play in the same theater where CATS used to play and we all know about the popularity of CATS. Really makes you want to go and find out for yourself, eh? Bring lots of money!

Monday, May 21, 2007

Little Man Signature

overcast Broadway with little man


Those that know him know that the little man prefers to walk. Here on an overcast day (yes, that great weather went away), he walks on Broadway as the usual black sedan passes. A car service may be the signature ride of some folks but walking will always be the signature of the little man. It's as simple as Black & White.

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Shrek MSG

Shrek on MSG


Huge banners advertising upcoming events (or in this case the movie SHREK THE THIRD) hang on the outside of Madison Square Garden. You don't see these kind of images just any old place and they lend themselves to fun compositions with other city elements. So, whether you go inside or find yourself walking by, Madison Square Garden always offers something to see.

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Saturday, May 19, 2007

Men at Work

Times Square, men at work


In Times Square...Some might recognize this as a side of the Times Square Armed Forces Recruiting Station located on the island separating Seventh Avenue and Broadway.

When I took this shot yesterday, I had no idea that today was going to be Recruiter Appreciation Day. Well, it is, so, go sign up or thank folks for their service or protest your lungs out. You have the choice!

Friday, May 18, 2007

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Street Mixologist

street mixologist


There is more to being a street mixologist than the easy camaraderie with people and sly winks to the ladies. Sometimes, when no one is looking, you must restore the top-shelf liquids to their customer-ready levels. It can be tough--tougher than it looks. You can't spill, remember?

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

8th Avenue

sign on 8th Avenue


Late afternoon sun shines on plenty to see, if you look up, on 8th Avenue in Manhattan. We have had such great weather recently. This from yesterday around 6 PM.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Sportin'

Little man, Avenue B


I spied the little man strutting in style on Avenue B. Does the "B" stand for "boombox"? Or perhaps "beret"? No matter, the little man enjoys his electric boogaloo over the sound of one hand clapping.

Monday, May 14, 2007

Old Man

old man in garden


I've been first and last
Look at how the time goes past.
But I'm all alone at last.
Rolling home to you.

Old man take a look at my life I'm a lot like you
I need someone to love me the whole day through
Ah, one look in my eyes and you can tell that's true.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Nest Mouth

nest mouth, wall vent


So, I says to the building super, I says, you know, birds get into the space above the bathroom ceiling. I think they get in through the vent--it has no cover outside. "Oh, no, that's impossible", says the super. Okay, all I know is that I hear them. "Nah"

Well, allow me to exhibit the above as a bit of, eh hem, concrete evidence.

But to the mother "upstairs" I say "Happy Mother's Day" to you. May you continue to get the worm.

...and, Happy Mother's Day to all the non-feathered mothers out there, too!

mums

I think these are some kind of mums. "Mums"--you gotta love it!

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Saturday, May 12, 2007

Roof Flowers

roof flowers shadow


Process talk usually bores the B-Geezuss out of me but I found this shadow this morning which exists only for a few minutes--of course, and that is without clouds. See, I am not usually on the rooftop so early. No, not a pat-self-on-back post but more of "look what I found". Enjoy!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

ENTER

Union Avenue scene, Brooklyn


Ever notice how you don't see many fans wearing New York Knicks jerseys? You don't even see that many in NYC, as seen here in southeast Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
But then they/we don't have many well-known players...and didn't have a winning season...again. (scroll for today's other photo)

Jersey View

church spires, Jersey City


One thing I want you to know: it is worth crossing the Hudson River to check out New Jersey. In just a couple of minutes of travel time, you can witness for yourself how there is more to Jersey than the turnpike and other cliche' "images". Here we see the spires of a church in Jersey City a bit before sunset. Of course, if you stay by the river, you can look back at Manhattan, too.

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Window Flowers

windows with flowers


And you all think NYC is so uncivilized! Tsk, tsk! Take a peek at some window flowers in Brooklyn.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Drive-By

3 women near Delancey Street


Three women near Delancey Street this afternoon...

Spring Window

window, Brooklyn


A window in Brooklyn near Park Slope shows us that spring has sprung. We see trees with new green leaves and mannequins with sassy spring fashions. Ooo la la!

Monday, May 07, 2007

ALLIED

street scene, Brooklyn


Sometimes, interesting things surround us but we get caught up in our own "world". Of course, when you see something enough, it disappears or seems less exciting. What interests one person may bore another.

It may appear as though the woman here merely walked along as I took the shot. But as I framed and focussed the shot, she remained standing in that position, focussed on her business.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Little Men - 97th Street

Little Men, 97th Street


The little man walks near the Museum Mile version of himself. Viva la difference!

Friday, May 04, 2007

Afternoon Flowers

window flowers


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Stoop!

stoop shadow


Upside down and inside out
I'm about to show all you folks
What's it's all about
I'm talking it back to the old school
'Cause I'm an old fool who's so cool
If you want to get down
I'm gonna show you the way -- STOOP there it is!
Let me hear you say
STOOP there it is!


[all apologies to Tag Team WHOOMP THERE IT IS]

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Sunset--Big Meadow Lodge

sunset, Big Meadow Lodge


Have a look at last night's sunset from the Skyline Drive in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia. I had this view for the weekend.