Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Store For Rent

business entrance mural

Here's your chance! Come to NYC and start a business. We have plenty of smiley faces to offer support.

Sunday, October 28, 2007



Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower;
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind

[all apologies to William Wordsworth,

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Saturday, October 27, 2007


reflection of Sixth Avenue buildings

A building on Sixth Avenue blocks a would-be reflected view of the Empire State Building. You see a peek at the ESB but that is all we get.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Thursday, October 25, 2007

Little Man

little man with a sign

The little man comes upon a mostly covered sign. He wonders about the obscured message to motorists but he moves right along.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Evil Carrot AC

air conditioner with decals and graffiti

I couldn't help but notice this air conditioner today. Temperatures reached the 70's again, too, though one wouldn't consider this truly "AC Weather"...

UPDATE: Thanks to all of you who voted in the 2007 BLOGGER'S CHOICE AWARDS. With your support, New York Nitty-Gritty became a Best Photography Blog Finalist.
Hip Hip, Hooray!!

Saturday, October 20, 2007


Empire State Building hidden

The Empire State Building disappears from time to time--and not through the work of illusionists or magicians. Here, low clouds obscure our view of the skyscraper.

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Flower Pot Squirrel

flower pot squirrel

This time of year, I enjoy the antics of the local squirrel population. How industrious they are!

Well, they do cause some trouble in the flower pots but, oh, well. A little digging and spreading of dirt isn't so bad. Keep burying those acorns, Squirrel Nutkin!

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Friday, October 12, 2007

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Tuesday, October 09, 2007


street scene with trash can

We had a last gasp of summer-style weather but the experts say to get ready for change. And, by "change", they don't mean pennies from heaven...well, maybe the clear liquid kind of "pennies".

Sunday, October 07, 2007

The Pony

The Pony

1987 - 2007

"For in that sleep of death, what dreams may come
When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,
Must give us pause."

Blessed with the mobility you provided, over the years, we travelled in all but one of the United States. Nebraska. Go figure, huh?

We shared our youth and we came to New York.

But now you know more than I about the cruelty of objects and weather and time.
Rest in peace, Pony*

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* 1987 FORD Escort Pony (most of the numbers and letters digitally removed from license plate for this post)

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Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Monday, October 01, 2007

Iron Monkey

iron monkey, Jersey City, NJ

The Iron Monkey in Jersey City, NJ, just across the Hudson River from Manhattan...

[near Exchange Place on the PATH, etc]