Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Water Field

Yankee Stadium grounds crew in action

The Yankee Stadium grounds crew waters the field before last night's game between the Yankees and the Red Sox. It worked! The Yankees won!

Yeah, yeah, I know they do it before every game. So? Don't spoil the fun. ;]

Monday, August 27, 2007

The Burden

taxi and man carrying a bag

I didn’t mean to burden you
Is there something more to this?
I didn’t mean to burden you
Is there something more to this?
Was it something that I've already missed?

And why can't I discover what the reason is
That I know there's something left that I should prove

[all apologies to Face to Face, BURDEN]

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Light Play Trap

sidewalk trap door on St Marks Place

A trap awaits, as light plays around a sidewalk on St. Mark's Place.

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Saturday, August 25, 2007

Friday, August 24, 2007

Brandi Shearer

Brandi Shearer performs at The Living Room

Brandi Shearer performs during her last August show at The Living Room. Look for her new album, CLOSE TO DARK, coming August 28th.

Thanks for the cupcake, Brandi!

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Rainy Reflection

rainy bus

rain falls on everyone
the same old rain
and i'm just trying to walk with you
between the raindrops

i send my echo out
to get your love with poem
obscure reflections of my secret power
force down the wings of god
to get your love with poem
obscure reflections of my love

[all apologies to Smashing Pumpkins, RAINDROPS SUNSHOWERS]

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Little Man Reigns

little man in the rain

On a rainy afternoon, the little man walks above some minor flooding at Lafayette and Walker in Manhattan. He notices the inadequate--yet, so New York--footwear of a nearby pedestrian, without breaking his stride.

Sidewalk Bills

sidewalk bills, NYC

Another batch of ads have appeared around town. And the sun has left us. So it goes.

Monday, August 20, 2007

1st Precinct

NYPD, 1st Precinct

Here we see the entrance to NYPD's 1st Precinct, housed in the old 4th Precinct building. You know, I wish I had such a close parking spot to my place of employment. I better start flipping those burgers faster...

Sunday, August 19, 2007

The Beach

Manhattan Beach, California

Doesn't everyone love the beach? I enjoyed this view last Saturday at Manhattan Beach, California. May the image brighten your day as much as being there did mine.

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Friday, August 17, 2007

Hall Trouble

hallway note

As you know, I went to LA this week. When I returned, as I walked up the stairs to my apartment, I noticed these dried drips on the stairs and the hallway floor.

Two days later, they still remain. Not knowing exactly who did it, I put the above note on the floor. That will show 'em, eh?

Is this what we've come to? People drip their blood or garbage liquids in the hall without cleaning up later? Disgusting! I suppose the neighbors were raised by wolves.

UPDATE!! This morning I discovered a REPLY to the above note. Gee, "Stephanie", your drips didn't have your phone number on them, as far as I could see. And, PLEASE! Let's not have a "next time", ok, hon?
(phone number blurred)

Chinatown Scene


We don't need great weather to find something weird or interesting on the street. I like the little Teddy Bear.

Congratulations to my oldest niece who just made me a Great Uncle (officially). Mother and baby boy are doing well, thanks.
(photo: Chinatown, Manhattan)

Thursday, August 16, 2007

LA Panes

tree reflections, California

A reflection from my weekend trip to Los Angeles...
(scroll down to see a few more LA photos)

PS--Happy Birthday, Elvis, where ever you are!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

For Geretta

Grauman's Chinese Theatre

Enjoy a look at Grauman's Chinese Theatre on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. (scroll for another)

Hand Tourists

Grauman's Chinese Theatre

In front of Grauman's Chinese Theatre, tourists compare their hands to handprints of the stars--in this case, to those of Marilyn Monroe.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

LA Mural

Dolores del Río Mural

This mural in Los Angeles, California pays tribute to Dolores del Río (August 3, 1905 - April 11, 1983). The star of Hollywood movies and this blog share the same birthday.

Monday, August 13, 2007

Repair Service

Car on building, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Here's a really good auto repair place in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. They do good work and have something to look at while you wait.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Saturday, August 11, 2007


moccasin, National Powwow

I spent yesterday watching dancers at the National Powwow in Washington, D.C.
If you have the chance, do yourself a big favor and go!

Friday, August 10, 2007

Thursday, August 09, 2007

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

Cape Kiwanda

Cape Kiwanda, Oregon

I couldn't resist. No, this ain't the East River. Here we see a gull in the surf at Cape Kiwanda, Oregon (from early July).

Tuesday, August 07, 2007

SoHo Fun

SoHo obscurity

In SoHo, I found this weird little scene. As usual, one gets rewarded for looking up.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Sunday, August 05, 2007



As you know, I love shadows. Let me conclude Alaska Week at New York Nitty-Gritty with this shadow from one of the ferry rides I took this July.

Stay tuned for regular programming...

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Saturday, August 04, 2007


Seattle buildings from King Street Station

Seattle, Washington--as seen from King Street Station...You can see the tallest building on the west coast, too (Columbia Center a.k.a. Bank of America Tower, 285m/937f, 76 stories, the black one).

Friday, August 03, 2007

Fog Woman

Fog Woman

At the bottom of the Chief Johnson Totem Pole in Ketchikan, Alaska, you will find Fog Woman.

Today begins blog year number three for New York Nitty-Gritty.
Thank you for visiting!

Thursday, August 02, 2007

13 Thursday: 13 Alaska Photos

totem silhouette

Welcome! Scroll down for the rest of today's Alaska Week post.
(All photos from July 2007)

Boy Caught in Clam  (totem at Saxman, Alaska)

Boy Caught in Clam (totem at Saxman, Alaska)

Norman Jackson (Tlingit), the Carver at the Creek

Norman Jackson (Tlingit), the Carver at the Creek, works in front of his gallery on Creek Street in Ketchikan, Alaska.

Ketchikan Creek with King Salmon sculpture

Ketchikan Creek with King Salmon sculpture

boats enter fog

Forecast: Fog

Tongass Narrows traffic

If you lived here, you could watch the traffic on Tongass Narrows from the comfort of home.

Perry Leach, Captain, with daughter

Captain Perry Leach, M/V PRINCE OF WALES


A totem pole in progress at Kasaan, Alaska


Chief Son-i-hat 's Whale House, as seen through surrounding cedar trees

black bear

You just might see a black bear.

Bear Memorial Totem, Kasaan Totem Park

You will find no brown bears on Prince of Wales Island other than totems.


Looking out from Chief Son-i-Hat's Whale House toward the Killer Whale Memorial Totem at Kasaan Totem Park.


A rain-soaked Chief Son-i-Hat's Whale House seen from the picnic area.
(Kasaan Totem Park)

Today's post brings the total of posted photos to 408 for the blog year (August 3, 2006 - August 2, 2007).

Thank you for visiting!

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

End / Begin


The end of the trail into Kasaan, Alaska--or the begin of the trail to the totems...

PS--Tomorrow (Thursday, August 2nd) marks the end of another blog year at New York Nitty-Gritty, begun August 3rd, 2005.

As a special treat for Alaska Week, I will post a "13 Thursday" batch of 13 Alaska photos from my July trip.
Sorry, babies, you will need to scroll...