Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Up on the roof of The Ansonia, Upper West Side

Famous former residents include Artist Clemens Weiss, Athletes Jack Dempsey and Babe Ruth, Authors Theodore Dreiser, Elmer Rice, and Cornell Woolrich, Ballerina Suzanne Farrell, Cartoonist and Disney Animator Walt Kelly, Fashion designer Koos van den Akker (1980-1992), Film actors, Angelina Jolie, Eric McCormack, and Natalie Portman, Impresarios Sol Hurok and Florenz Ziegfeld, Mobster Arnold Rothstein, Musicians Mischa Elman, Yehudi Menuhin, Igor Stravinksy, Arturo Toscanini, Heitor Villa-Lobos, Opera stars Feodor Chaliapin, Geraldine Farrar, Lauritz Melchior (famed Metropolitan Opera tenor who "practiced archery in the 110-foot (34 m) corridors"[19]), Ezio Pinza, Lily Pons, Eleanor Steber, and Teresa Stratas

Chelsea


Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Farewell, Maggie

Maggie was a Golden Retriever who belonged to my girlfriend's roommate. This animal practiced love and devotion and loyalty to a degree that made me cry.When I was very sick, her expressions of kindness and warmth were incredible. And she had a great sense of humor --would steal anything not locked down, then taunt you with it. Now I am crying again, as she makes her journey. 
I believe we will see all our beloved animal friends in the next world. Like us, they have a soul, and energy never dies, it just becomes something else. 
See you then, sweet soul Maggie.     

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

beautiful downtown williamsburg

adjacent to the soon to be demolished Domino sugar factory, I give this glorious structure app a year before it's a A) Whole Foods, B) Pottery Barn, C) demolished.