The Red-Headed Witch

The Red-Headed Witch

Seen at the Bergdorf-Goodman department store near the Plaza Hotel, Oct. 21, 2017.

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Escape From a Giant Work of Art

Escape From a Giant Work of Art

One of the sculptures by Ai Weiwei in the series “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors” displayed throughout the city. For the entrance to Central Park at 60th Street, Ai has created this giant Gilded Cage that “simultaneously evokes the luxury of Fifth Avenue and the privations of confinement. Visitors are able to enter its central Space, which is surrounded by bars and turnstiles. Functioning as a structure of both control and display, the work reveals the complex power dynamics of repressive architecture”. (quote by Nicholas Baume, Director and Chief Curator, Public Art Fund)

A Babbling Brook in Manhattan

A Babbling Brook in Manhattan

The Loch in the North Woods of Central Park today Oct. 20, 2017.

Cell Phone Solitude by The Lake

Cell Phone Solitude by The Lake

Solitary man and cell phone on a rock by The Lake in Central Park today Oct. 19, 2017.

Bridge Over The Loch

Bridge over The Loch

The North Woods of Central Park, Oct. 18, 2017

A Shining Moment

Getting and Shine

Man getting a shine at Ashineandco shoe shine and sneaker cleaning service at Chelsea Market in the Meat Packing District of Manhattan.

The Loch

The Loch

In the North Woods in Central Park, Oct. 16, 2017.

Reflections of a Rustic Bridge

Reflections of a Rustic Bridge

The Ramble of Central Park, Oct. 14, 2017.

On A Woodland Path in the Center of Manhattan

On A Woodland Path in the Center of Manhattan

The Ramble in Central Park today Oct. 14, 2017.

Wall Flowers

Wall Flowers

Some of the last roses of the season seen at the Central Park precinct of the New York Police Department.

Solitude in the Library

Solitude in the Library

After hours in The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of the New York Public Library.

Triangles Galore

Triangles Galore

Shapes, shadows and reflections at Lincoln Center

When Chris Had His Own Living Room

When Chris Had His Own Living Room

In October 2012 Christopher Columbus was enjoying the warmth of his own living room high above Columbus Circle, courtesy artist Tatzu Nishi during the installation ”Discovering Columbus”. Happy Columbus Day!

Out For A Walk

Out For A Walk

Detail of #onthewall by the NYC Mural Arts Project seen on 34th street between 10th and 9th Ave.

On The Wall

On The Wall

#onthewall by the NYC Mural Arts Project seen on 34th street between 10th and 9th Ave. The Lead artist of the work is Andrew Frank Baer, who worked with a group of other artists to conceptualize, design and paint the mural. It was created in collaboration with NYC Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene and others.

The Library After Dark

The Library After Hours

The Stephen A. Schwarzman Building of The New York Public Library.

Columns of Reflections

Columns of Reflection

Seen at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City.

The Inattentive Vendor

The Inattentive Vendor

Lemonade and crepe vendor, preoccupied with his mobile device at the 92nd street Y street fair on Lexington Avenue, Sunday Oct. 1, 2017.

Harbor View

Harbor View

New York Harbor, Pier 1 and the Statue of Liberty seen from Robert F. Wagner Jr. Park in lower Manhattan.

Tattered

Tattered

A Living Thing: Flag Exhange, an exhibition by artist Mel Ziegler at Federal Hall in lower Manhattan. Ziegler traveled through all 50 states and replaced distressed American Flags flying at civic and private locations with new flags. These old flags now form a powerful art installation, symbolic maybe of the state of this nation.

A Dedicated Guardian of the Land

A Dedicated Guardian of the Land

Farmer John Gorzynski, in the outdoor Photo-mural exhibit by photographer Francesco Mastalia “Organic Farmers of the Hudson Valley”, displayed at South Street Seaport on Front and Beekman Street. I’ve know John since the late 1980’s and have been enjoying his vegetables, sold at the Union Square Farmer’s Market, ever since. This is his story: “In 1982 I farmed along with quite a number of other farmers from New York state, NOFA [Northeast Organic Farming Association] New York, which was a grassroots organisation. I was elected as chairman for the first couple of years, and towards the end of my reign we decided as a board that we should form our own certification agency that would certify organic farmers and we proceeded to set up standards that were among the strictest, if not the strictest in the organic industry in this country. The first 20 years of my farming life I was certified, from 1979 up until the UDSA took over. As soon as the USDA became involved the definition was diminished to the point where I could no longer be certified. It didn’t come near to my standards of what I felt organic should be, and there was no way I was going to validate or lend my credibility, that of my farm and my life of 20 years worth of work, of making the word organic mean something. I totally withdrew my name from the word. I can look back and know I did no harm, and I’m leaving thing better then I found them.

The El Dorado bathed in Gold

The El Dorado bathed in Gold

The twin towers of the El Dorado apartment building seen over the Reservoir in Central Park, Sept. 26, 2017.

Gratis Light Show over Manhattan

Gratis Lightshow over Manhattan

Seen from The Great Lawn in central Park, Sept. 26, 2017.

A Perfect End to a Perfect Day

Perfect End to a Perfect day

The moon over the Mid-Manhattan skyline seen from the Reservoir in Central Park, Sept. 26, 2017.

A Hot Job on a Hot Day

A Hot Job on a Hot Day

Workmen spreading hot asphalt during another steamy autumn day in New York, Sept. 25, 2017

An Urban Beach

An Urban Lawn

People baking in the hot sun at Bryant Park, Sept. 23rd, 2017.

An Urban Oasis

An Urban Oasis

Charming little park called Minetta Green at West Third street and Sixth Avenue, Sept. 21, 2017.

Words of Wisdom

Words of Wisdom

Quote of the day, Thursday September 21, 2017, at The Jefferson Market Branch of the New York Public Library: “Always keep your words soft and sweet, just in case you have to eat them” by Andy Rooney.

Ahead of the Crowd

Ahead of the Crowd

This young little maple tree near Central Park’s band shell seems to be in a hurry to take on it’s autumn colors.

Yodeling Up Fifth Avenue

Yodeling Up Fifth Avenue

Seen at the German-American Steuben Parade, Sept. 16, 2017.

A Colorful Interlude

A Colorful Interlude

Amidst the Biergarten floats, Schützenverein marchers, dirndle-clad women and highschool marching bands, the Aqua String Band of Philadelphia provided us with a colorful interlude at today’s German Steuben Parade along Fifth Avenue, Sept. 16, 2017.

Lost in the Manhattan Wilderness

Lost in the Manhattan Wilderness

Seen in The Ramble of Central Park today Sept. 15, 2017.

A Man and His Computer

A Man and his Computer

Man has some face to screen time with his computer on a terrace at Lincoln Center.

A Luminescent Ascent No. 2

A Luminescent Ascent No. 2

Seen at the New York Historical Society

Urban Green

Urban Green

Rocks and trees near Bethesda Fountain in Central Park today Sept. 12, 2017.

Riverside

Riverside

The tower of Riverside Church seen through the tree tops of Riverside Park

Recycle-A-Bicycle

Recycle-A-Bicycle

Seen on the wall of the Long Island City workshop of Recycle-a-Bicycle at 46th Ave and 5th street. Recycle-A-Bicycle is a part of Bike New York! Through innovative programs such as Earn-A-Bike, Green Jobs Training Programs, High School Internships, Recycled Arts Workshops, Summer Youth Employment Program, and Kids Ride Club, Recycle-A-Bicycle has been dedicated to the health, development, stewardship, and empowerment of NYC youth for more than 20 years. In the past year alone, more than 1,000 RAB youth collectively refurbished 500 bicycles, pedaled 24,000 miles, and burned 1,750,000 calories. On average, RAB salvaged 1,800 bicycles each year from the waste stream, diverting a total of 45,000 pounds of waste from NYC’s landfills. Every purchase from Bike New York’s Recycle-A-Bicycle Shop directly supports their education programs.

A New York Cathedral

A New York Cathedral

Cathedral of Saint John The Divine seen from a rooftop at Morningside Heights today Sept. 8, 2017.

A Luminescent Ascent

A Luminescent Ascent

Seen at the New York Historical Society today Sept. 7, 2017.

Historic Living

Historic Living

Brownstones in the Hunters Point Historic District, featuring a row of forty-seven townhouses built between 1871 and 1890; Queens, New York, Sept. 5, 2017.

Urban Color

Urban Color

Under the elevated subway on 23rd st. and 45th rd. at Hunters Point, Long Island City, New York today Sept. 4, 2017.

Buddies

Buddies

Seen on the Battery Park City esplanade today Sept. 1, 2017.

Also Horses Get Thirsty

Also Horses Get Thirsty

Horse drinking from a water fountain in Central Park today Aug. 28, 2017.

Into the Manhattan Wilderness

A Path into the Manhattan Wilderness

A Sunday afternoon escape into the Manhattan Wilderness on a woodland path into the North Woods of Central Park, Aug. 27, 2017.

Lines and Shadows

Lines and Shadows

Seen at the Time-Warner Center, New York City.

A Seat with a View

A Seat with a View

Bethesda Terrace seen from the Ramble in Central Park, New York City.

Central Park Rocks

Central Park Rocks

The Ramble in Central Park, New York City.

An Artsy Table Setting

An Artsy Table Setting

“The Theater of Disappearance” by Adrián Villar Rojas. In this installation on the roof garden of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the artist takes as his material objects in the museum’s collections which were 3D scanned and digitally reproduced. The sixteen sculptures in the installation incorporate nearly one hundred replicas of objects – selected from a wide variety of time periods and cultures and reconfigured as amalgamations – as well as figures engaging with the art and, occasionally, signs of everyday life, such as food, animals and furniture.

The Theater of Disappearance

The Theater of Disappearance

One of the sculptures in the installation on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art “The Theater of Disappearance” by Adrián Villar Rojas. This sculpture is alledgedly based on a selfportrait by the artist.

A Man of Steel

A Man of Steel

Sculpture “The Guardians: Superhero, 2013” by Antonio Pio Saracino, commissioned by Three Bryant Park; Verizon Plaza, 1095 Avenue of the Americas, New York City.