Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Monday, December 28, 2009

Gate of All Saints

I've passed this way many times, but never noticed the imposing script until last night. 97th and Broadway, the entrance to Central Park.

back to business

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

Christmas Countdown

Santa is an alien!

Fred & Emmas, Boston, 6

Anybody seen Fred & Emma lately?
How bout the Browns?
I'd say they aren't coming back anytime soon...

Sunday, December 13, 2009

A Week in Boston, 5

Oh, the tales I bet Sallie could tell. Closed. Roxbury.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

A week in Boston, 4

A mom and pop sandwich shop in Roxbury. Closed. Who needs the tender care of a family joint when Micky Ds is around the corner?

Friday, December 11, 2009

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Week in Boston, 2

Beacon Hill
Window dressing

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Friday, December 4, 2009

classic signage in midtown

After searching high and low I finally found this 30s era sign on 8th and 48th street. It's two signs in one, for cigars and rooms. Housekeeping. Gotta love it. This is truly one of the last remaining vestiges of old New York in midtown, as buildings fall (including the one next to this soon) and developers continue to run amok. So eye this closely, soon it will be gone.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Jefferson Market Library

The former women's prison turned literary hangout at 6th Avenue and and 9th street.

Monday, November 30, 2009

french rise

here it comes

6th Avenue at West 4th..."Crazy Fantasy" row

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Friday, November 27, 2009

my beautiful garage

12th street near Broadway

Thursday, November 26, 2009

every law not based on wisdom is a menace to the state

Today's "lawmakers" could certainly learn something from ancient Abe Chelsea

Monday, November 23, 2009

A rather disjointed shot of the corner of Bleecker and 6th Avenue...

Thursday, November 19, 2009

the beaver pelt trade

Astor Place station was built under what had been private property along the west side of Astor Place, which was planned to be a transfer point for the 9th Street branch of the Hudson & Manhattan Railroad (today's PATH). It lies below the former Wannamakers, currently K Mart. The station's decoration includes plaques depicting beavers, in honor of John Jacob Astor, who had made his fortune in the beaver pelt trade.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

from 1898

Doorway of the former Germania Bank at 190 Bowery, built in 1898. Since 1966, it’s been home to photographer Jay Maisel. A final outpost of grandeur on the Bowery.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Sorry Tina

Down on the ground on Washington Square North

Monday, November 16, 2009