Seeking Refreshment on the Urban Beach

Seeking Refreshment on the Urban Beach

Seen at Columbus Circle, New York City.

Soaring High

Soaring High

The One World Trade Center tower soaring 1776 feet above the wings of Santiago Calatrava’s transportation hub in Battery Park City.

A Temple For Consumers and Commuters

A Temple For Consumers and Commuters

Commuters milling about in the Santiago Calatrava World Trade Center transit hub / shopping mall in Battery Park City.

Two Classic Bridges

Two Classic Bridges

Manhattan Bridge (completed in 1909, designed by Leon Moisseiff) with in the background the Brooklyn Bridge (completed in 1883, designed by John Au­gus­tus Roeb­ling)

A Little Dog with a Pink Backpack

A Little Dog with Pink Backpack

Seen at Turnstyle, an underground shopping arcade at Columbus Circle subway station, New York City.

Grand Central Exposed

Grand Central Exposed

A rare view of Grand Central Terminal exposed on two sides after the demolition of a large office building on Madison Avenue between 42nd and 43rd st.; New York City.

The Shadow of a Kiss

The Shadow of a Kiss

Bethesda Terrace in Central Park.

Young Admirers

Young Admirers

Singer/musician Jody Kruskal performing with his concertina at the Bryant Park Accordions Around The World festival, Aug. 17, 2016.

A Moment to Refresh

A Moment to Refresh

On a hot summer night at Washington Square Park.

The Magnificence of Trees

The Magnificence of Trees

Central Park has many magnificent trees, and this Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum) at Cedar Hill is one of my favorites.

The Tetrahedron

The Terahedron

The Bjarke Ingels-designed tetrahedron, Via 57 West at 12th Avenue, one of the new eye-catching buildings in Midtown Manhattan.

Dog Days of Summer

Dog Days of Summer

Another scorcher today and too hot to think about taking pictures, so here is one from my archive from 2013 in Central Park, illustrating “the dog days of summer” “a period marked by lethargy, inactivity, or indolence”, although this curious little dog seems ready to go after something.

Cool Blue

Cool Blue

Keeping cool under a blue umbrella, with a heat index of 109℉ ( 42℃) in Central Park today Aug. 13, 2016.

Unsung Heroes

Unsung Heroes

Workmen fixing the melting infrastructure of New York City under a heat index of 106℉ ( 41℃)

The Joy of Music

The Joy of Music

Singer, musician Jenny Luna performing music from Turkey and the Balkans at the Accordions Around the World festival in Bryant Park.

Cabin on a Hill

Cabin on a Hill

“Cabin” by Rachel Whiteread, on DIscovery Hill at Governors Island, New York City.

The Hills are Alive

The Hills are Alive

View from the new Hills on Governors Island, New York City.


Guitar Man

Guitar Man

Seen at Bethesda Terrace in Central Park, New York City.

Who Blinks First

Who Blinks First

Mannequins in a staring competition as an uninterested passerby is fixated on her phone; Third Avenue at 84th st., New York City.

Splash Protection

Splash Protection

Bethesda Fountain in Central Park, New York City

Under the Watchful Eye of Lady Liberty

Under the Watchful Eye of Lady Liberty

Setting sail in the New York harbor.

A Beach for the Birds

A Beach for the Birds

Under the Brooklyn Bridge with the Manhattan Bridge in the distance, New York City.

A Water Dance

A Water Dance

Summer fun at Battery Park in New York City.

Smoothie Rides

Smoothy Rides

Bystanders pedal a blender-bike for free fruit smoothies on the Upper Westside of Manhattan, courtesy of Fairway Market.



Seen at Bethesda Terrace in Central Park.

Wet Weather Water Sport

Wet weather water sport

Miniature sailing at The Sailboat Pond in Central Park

The Joy of Rain

The Joy of Rain

Finally some relief from the sweltering weather at The Sailboat Pond in Central Park

Waiting to Escape

Waiting to Escape

New York Waterway ferry terminal along the Hudson River, New York City

A Game With A View

A Game With A View

Citi Field with the New York Mets playing the St. Louis Cardinals

Sheltered by Dappled Light

Hidden in Dappled Light

Dappled light and reflections on another sweltering day at The Sailboat Pond in Central Park

Keep Cool and Carry On

Keep Cool and Carry On

Hudson River Park, New York City.

The Cows Came Home

The Cows Came Home

Seen along Third Avenue, New York City.

Goodnight City

Goodnight City

Midtown skyline seen over The Reservoir in Central Park after another sweltering day.

Something Cooling on this Sweltering Day

Something Cooling on this Sweltering Day

Today was 95 ℉ (35 ℃) in Central Park. Here is something from January 2015 to make us feel a little cooler.

Looking Up

Looking Up

“Looking Up” by Tom Friedman (height: 33.3 feet) with in the background 432 Park Avenue, (height: 1396 feet) currently the tallest residential skyscraper in New York City.

Lakeside Summer

Lakeside Summer

Relaxing in a rustic shelter along The Lake in Central Park.

Summer Meditation

Summer Meditation

Seen at the East River Park near South Street Seaport, New York City.

Summer in the City

Summer in the City

Seen at the Marsh & McLennan Companies garden. West 45th Street, New York City

The Wacky World of Opera

The Wacky World of Opera

Costumes from Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” from the 1997 Salzburg Festival production, designed by Achim Freyer, on exhibit at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in Lincoln Center, New York City.

Stairway to a New York Oasis

Stairway to a New York Oasis

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York City.

Manhattan Rhythms

Manhattan Rhythms

Seen on 51st street and Third Avenue, New York City.

Neither Sun nor Rain stays her from her Walk

Neither Sun nor Rain Stays Her from Her Walk

Seen on the bridle path in Central Park.

Never judge a Mannequin until you’ve stood in his window

The Mannequin's POV

Mannequins quietly observing life on Fifth Avenue, New York City.

The Musical Dog Whisperer

The Musical Dog Whisperer

Seen on The Mall in Central Park. This Scotty must really love music. It is the third time I’ve encountered him, mesmerized by a performance with various instruments.

The Young Bird Watcher

The Juvenile Bird Watcher

A young bird watcher spotted a Big Bird in Central Park

The Calling Cook

The Calling Cook

Chef from a Gansevoort Street restaurant making a phone call.

Everyone Breaks


“Everyone Breaks” by Tanda Francis at Hudson River Park, New York City.

A World of Water and Concrete

A World of Water and Concrete

The Paul Milstein Pool and Terrace at Lincoln Center.

Lincoln Center’s Green Oasis

Lincoln Center's Green Oasis

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City.

The Saw-Toothed Shadow of Lincoln Center

The Saw-Toothed Shadow of Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, New York City.