Monday, July 31, 2006

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Friday, July 28, 2006


...Later that same day...Once again in the Little Italy part of Manhattan...

This blog nears two milestones--the first anniversary (August 3rd) and the 500th post (this post = #493). Let me know of any interest out there and tell me your favorites, if any, of my photos. I may offer a book via Stay tuned!


On West Houston Street in Manhattan...

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Kenmare Shooting

Shooting on Kenmare! No, not that kind of shooting...Here we see a big bank of lights for movie production right on the sidewalk in the Little Italy part of Manhattan.

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Hazy Wednesday

At the intersection of 10th Street and 5th Avenue, where East 10th becomes West 10th, once you cross 5th Avenue...shot around 1:30 PM today...

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Dog in Window

The pit bull rested peacefully until I raised the camera to my face. Crazy dog! You're on a window sill, not me...

Monday, July 24, 2006


It poured rain last week here in New York City and in the surrounding area. At the Delaware Water Gap's SHAWNEE INN in Pennsylvania, they experienced their 3rd "100 year flood" in 22 months. This time, it was also the 3rd worst in recorded history.

When the flood waters receded, lots of new mud remained all over the inn grounds and many parts of the famous golf course.

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Penn's Woods

Just got back from a great two evenings spent on the Pennsylvania side of the DELAWARE WATER GAP...In around 90 minutes, you can drive there on the I-80 West from NYC.

Saturday, July 22, 2006

At the Gates

He then manipulated the chamber in the gun and let the hammer go. I gasped as the hammer came down and I expected to be dead. When it didn’t go off, I burst out laughing as did the Agent and I said,
“That was a waste of time! I expected to be up at the pearly gates talking to St. Peter!”
The Agent said, “You sure about that?”

“No, either that or running from Pytharnagus.”
“Who is Pytharnagus?”
“He is the three headed dog that guards the gates of hell.”

(pause a beat)

“Is that Greek or Roman?"
“Roman I think.”
“ Do you care?”
“ No, not really.”

“ Why not?”
“Cause that was a long time ago.”

©2006 by Anonymous

Friday, July 21, 2006


Exclusive Lights on Bowery in Manhattan...One can only guess as to what occurred there on the sidewalk...

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Taxi Driver

Yes, I am looking at you. But I see so much more, too. (On Centre Street between Kenmare and Canal)

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

TriBeCa Mailboxes

On Walker Street in TriBeCa, stealth technology helps certain mailboxes blend into their surroundings...

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Soup Story

So, today, I'm over at a friend's place in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and for lunch, I felt like having some Hot & Sour soup. Right on the corner, the Chinese place couldn't be closer.

Well, once there, it took them forever to make my soup. I began to look at this shadow in the street, so, I went back, got my camera, and took the shot below.

Then, while continuing to wait, I took the top shot looking out of the Chinese restaurant's window.

Monday, July 17, 2006

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Cage 11211

In spite of the minimal amount of space between buildings in NYC, you can see plenty of interesting scenes, as long as you remember to look!

Saturday, July 15, 2006

South 5th

Twice a year, for about three days, the light from the setting sun lines up perfectly with the streets of New York City which run east and west. I shot this scene on South 5th Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, near 8 PM (Thursday).

Note: On the 12th, when the sunlight PERFECTLY CENTERED on the streets, clouds covered our sky.

Friday, July 14, 2006

Jesus Salvo

At the corner of Hewes Street and South 4th Street, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a sign proclaims, "Jesus Saves". Predominantly populated by people from the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico, this part of Williamsburg has a rich Latino flavor.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Greenpoint Driveway #2

Another place to park "off street" in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. By the way, I bet no one ever steals any clothes from that clothesline, huh?

Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Contest Winners

First Place and 500 BlogExplosion credits to guppyman who wrote:
Oti... Obviously you are a leftist hippie pervert! Just look at this perv pic you took of this unsuspecting lady on the train... (and we all know the "good" pics are on your leftist upskirt site)

Second Place and 250 BE credits to mjet2 who wrote:
In response to your contest regarding your political bias I specifically remember your post of the American Flag through a window around Thanksgiving.
While this doesn't indicate you being a right wing or a left wing, it does however say that you are patriotic. Having patriotism does not make you a democrat nor a republican. It makes you a true American. You must have some sort of love and respect for your country.

Your political roots have nothing to do with your photography... If that were the case you should be doing photo shoots of donkeys or elephants!

Clearly this person that wrote this comment has no idea where you come from or where you stand. I wouldn't be able to tell you what your "wing" is... Nor do I want to know.

Third Place and 100 BE credits to gksden who wrote:
Okay, I searched high and low in you blog--and decided that you are actually Martian here to kidnap our women and take all the aluminum siding, light posts with you, along the street maintenance crews with since none can be found obviously in NYC...

Honorable Mention and 50 BE credits to thewatchlist for the first entry:
Your March 10th post. You apparently used to ride the fence on issues, that was until March 10th. And I quote...

"and I looked to the left..."

You and the other left leaners all spent too much time fretting over the renewal of the USA Patriot Act earlier in the week. Why can't you understand that the government wants to spy on us so they can save us from our evil ways?

. . . . . . . . . . .

Great job!
As I had hoped, it looks like we had some fun with this one. Thanks to all contestants and congratulations to the winners!
(My previous post has the contest information.)

Tuesday, July 11, 2006


New signage near the corner of Houston Street and Broadway in Manhattan.


A few days ago, up late and surfing around the "net", I decided to read a few "reviews" of my blog at BlogExplosion. In case you don't know, BlogExplosion is one of many sites, blog exchanges, that help blogs gain an audience. I have been a member since October 2005 and have 14 such reviews--all done by anonymous fellow members.

As with any anonymous comment, they usually love you or hate you. However, one stood out more than the others. It described my blog as "political" and summarized: "I don't like the Political bias of this blog." This made me laugh out loud, especially since they wrote it on July 4th.

The contest? You be the judge. Search my posts--July 4th post excluded--and expose my political bias. Take your time and comment at this post by 12 PM Wednesday (NYC time), July 12th.

The best "exposure" will win 500 BlogExplosion credits.
2nd best will get 250 BE credits and 3rd will get 100.

As an extra, should a non-BE member win first place, they can make a reasonable photo request and I will shoot it. Of course, we will discuss this, should it happen.

Monday, July 10, 2006


A glimpse of the BQE or Brooklyn Queens Expressway shot from an exit in Brooklyn. For some reason, traffic on the offramp backed up, so I had time to make this photo.


Sunday, July 09, 2006

Bag Santa Reprise

Back in February, I shot and posted a photo of this Santa sculpture that gets bagged in the "off season". On Friday, I happened by to find him peeking out of his cover.
Who knows, maybe Christmas will come early this year?

Saturday, July 08, 2006


A view above a gated entrance on Broome Street in SoHo, Manhattan. I often pass this spot and finally made a photo of it. You know what they say, "take a picture, it will last longer." We shall see.

Friday, July 07, 2006

Something Different

I know, this could be almost anywhere on Earth but it happens to be in NYC. Maybe you will enjoy something a bit different, maybe not.

"In one direction there is the sun and the moon
In the other direction there are cumulus clouds and the sky
In the other direction there is why"

From Stanzas in Meditation: Stanza XV
By Gertrude Stein

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Greenpoint Driveway

I always liked the look of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, my home for so many years...and, no, this is not the same building as in the previous photos.

Brooklyn Drain

A long holiday weekend followed by lots of rain equals the above scene. Maybe the wind will kick up and clear it away?

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Extra In Between

Just shot this afternoon as a comparison to the earlier posted photo (scroll down)...Note the not-as-good weather today.

In Between

A view between buildings in Greenpoint, Brooklyn reveals some interesting things. Ladders like the one by the antenna seen here usually anchor one end of one or more clotheslines.

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

The 4th

The 4th of July would be a good time to visit the Statue of Liberty, seen here for free around 8 PM July 3rd from Liberty State Park in New Jersey. The Green Lady's torch still "burns".

NOTE: Crazy things happen in a free country. Due to the New Jersey government SHUTTING ITSELF DOWN, many parks and other government-run facilities in New Jersey will close July 5th. So, you better hurry on down to the banks of the mighty Hudson River soon, if you want to enjoy this free view.

Monday, July 03, 2006

Sky Pole

Walking around south of the World Trade Center site and looking up...We see a flag pole enjoying a little down time before another big day for flags arrives.

Sunday, July 02, 2006


Looking east over the top of a car, we catch a glimpse of the Empire State Building.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Let Freedom Ring

A little something for the ladies...Tis the season to celebrate freedom, after all!