About Me
I am an Alaska Native living in and around New York City since 1994 (mostly in northwest Brooklyn). "New York Nitty-Gritty" began on August 3, 2005 and has over 1,400 posts to date.

Contact me by leaving a comment on a photo. If you put your email address into the appropriate field, not in the body of your comment, I will reply directly to you. Please, no spam "comments". I delete those.

Use the "Previous Posts" and/or the "Monthly Archives" menu to sift through older posts. FYI, you can see several years of my posted photos on my Flickr.com photostream...

Disclaimer: This blog remains a labor of love and has no paid advertising. Should this blog accept forms of cash advertising, sponsorship, and other forms of compensation, notice shall be made. All photographs are clearly my own. Should a photo by another photographer appear, appropriate credit shall apply. My posts are not intended to offend anyone in particular, but I retain the right to offend some in general.

Feel free to opine positively or negatively to images. I try to only delete spam comments.

Frederick Otilius Olsen, Jr.

Monday, November 06, 2006


  • WOW.......I would of never of though YOU were an ALASKAN!

    wow..... you def come from the land of cold lol!!!!

    ~ Christopher ~


    By Blogger Christopher, at 1/25/2009 10:42 AM  

  • Nice blog Mr. Fred. Great pictures. That Alaskan energy is in the eyes!

    Tally (Miller) Hayden
    juneau gal

    By Anonymous Tally, at 3/28/2009 1:50 AM  

  • I've been a reader of your blog for over a year now, but I just saw this. Shame on me!

    By Blogger Sharanya, at 7/19/2009 1:26 AM  

  • I'd like to discuss possibly using one of your photos for a show card. (Urban tree on W 46). Can you please get in touch to discuss.


    By Blogger Needy, at 2/16/2010 6:58 PM  

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