Real Men Wear Masks

Even Atlas, while carrying the weight of the Earth on his shoulders, wears a face mask; Rockefeller Center, June 29, 2020.

Under Guard

Christopher Columbus in Central Park is under 24/7 police protection for fear of vandalism.
The Times They Are a Changin’

The Times They Are a Changin’

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Safe Sex……

Safe Sex

Romeo and Juliet don’t practice social distancing, but at least they wear face masks; Central Park, June 15, 2020.

No Hibernation for Them….

No Hybernation for Them

Partying bears at a side-walk terrace on Madison Avenue during a cold night in February

Eagerly Looking Forward to the New Year

Eagerly Looking Forward to the New Year

Seen on East 80th Street, New Year’s Eve 2019.

Arboreal Silhouettes

Arboreal  Silhouettes

Winter trees at dusk near Turtle Pond in Central Park today Dec. 5, 2019.

Fearless and Determined

Fearless and Determined

“Fearless Girl” by artist Kristen Visbal confronts the New York Stock Exchange as a determined man rushes by; Wallstreet, today Nov. 19, 2019.

“I Absolve You”

"I Absolve You"

Confession time at the Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Mulberry St. as Padré Pio (in a sculpture by Christian Master Sculptor Timothy P. Schmalz) seems to listen to a lady speaking into her phone.

Haloed

Haloed

One of the two ethereal 10 ft. tall marble heads “Cloe and Awilda” by the artist Jaume Plensa at the Grand Hyatt hotel on 42nd St.

A Multitude of Selfies

A Multitude of Selfies

At the Apple Store on Fifth Avenue and 59th St., New York City.

All in a Day’s Work

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Cleaning up after “The Horses,” a sculpture by Jean-Marie Appriou at Grand Army Plaza, 60th Street and Fifth Avenue.

Also Walt Needs a Bath Sometimes

Also Walt Needs a Bath Sometimes

Sir Walter Scott looks very pleased as he gets a good scrubbing on Literary Walk in Central Park.

Brick House

Brick House

“Brick House” a sixteen-foot-tall bronze bust by sculptor Simone Leigh on the newly opened section of The High Line called The Spur at 30th Street.

Smokin’

Smokin'

On a smoking break in front of “Summer Solstice”, a mural by Brooklyn artist Ben Angotti at the World Trade Center; May 31, 2019.

We Need to Smile More……..

We Need to Smile More

So here are some cheery figures by artist Frank Ape, seen at the World Trade Center today May 31, 2019

A Grebe Out Of Water

A Grebe Out Of Water

Red-Necked Grebe made from reclaimed wood by artist Nicholas Holiber. It is one of 10 sculptures in “Birds on Broadway”, the Audubon sculpture project showing New York City birds that are threatened by climate change; Dante Square at Broadway and 64th Street.

A Dare in Stone

A Dare in Stone

A self-confident Paris challenges the shy Venus to come get his apple; sculptures (ca. 1822) by Antonio Canova, Italian; Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Peering Thru Prisms at Pier A

Peering Thru Prisms at Pier A.

Sunrise, Sunset (Revolution) by artists Dharmesh Patel and Autumn Ewalt, an interactive, large-scale sculpture consisting of 27 aluminum panels embedded with 9,000 crystal prisms, at Piet A Plaza, Battery Park.

Making the World a Little Cleaner

Making the World a Little Cleaner

Seen at the Path train station of the World Trade Center, Battery Park City, Mark 8, 2019.

Three Chairs of Separation

Three Chairs of Separation

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

An Ancient Blessing

An Ancient Blessing

Man seems to receive a blessing from an ancient Greek woman from the late 4th century B.C. at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Psst……Can Anybody See Me?

Psst......Can Anybody See Me?

Nydia, the Blind Flower Girl of Pompeii (1859) by sculptor Randolph Rogers tries to get some attention at the Metropolitan Museum

Be Careful, She’s Dangerous !!

Be Careful, She's Dangerous!

Man gets dangerously close to Medea (1865) by sculptor William Wetmore Story at the Metropolitan Museum, Jan. 15, 2019.

He Screamed To No Avail

He Screamed To No Avail

Even the loud screams of satyr Marsyas (by German sculptor Balthasar Permoser, ca. 1680-85) could not make them pay attention to his suffering at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, yesterday Jan. 15, 2019.

A Museum can be a Dangerous Place

A Museum can b a Dangerous Place

An ancient Greek lion (ca. 400-390 B.C.) is ready to pounce as unsuspecting tourists walk by in the Metropolitan Museum of Art today Jan. 15, 2018.

Blue Hour at Dog Hill

Blue Hour at Dog Hill

Dusk on Cedar Hill a.k.a. “Dog Hill” in Central Park with the tower of the Carlysle Hotel lit-up, Jan. 13, 2019.

Bike City

Bike City

CitiBikes and the “I Love NY” mural by Nick Walker on East 81 St and Third Ave.

Hello

Hello

Man is mesmerized by The Three Graces, companions of Aphrodite, Goddess of Love and Beauty; Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Under the Watchful Eye of Hercules

Under the Watchful Eye of Hercules

A bearded Hercules from the Roman, Flavian period, keeps an eye on two ladies at the Metropolitan Museum of Art today Oct. 9, 2018.

A Sunday Morning Walk

A Sunday Morning Walk

On a path under the cherry trees west of The Reservoir, Oct. 7, 2018.

Buddies

Buddies

Seen at Falconer’s Hill in Central Park today Sept. 24, 2019.

Mimicking Mannequins

The Mimicking Mannequins

The Mannequins seem to imitate the passers-by on Madison Avenue in New York City.

The Falconer

The Falconer

This elegant bronze statue is the work of British sculptor George Blackall Simonds (1844-1929). It was dedicated on May 31, 1875 and stands at the West 72nd street transverse road in Central Park.

The Commuter

The Commuter

A cell-phone wielding commuter speeds to her destination at Grand Central terminal today May 23, 2018.

The Art of Grasses

The Art  of Grasses

Dried seeds of decorative grasses in the Conservatory Garden of Central Park, Feb. 1, 2018.

Entry of a Selfie

Entry of a Selfie

My shadow entering through a doorway somewhere in Central Park today Jan. 3, 2018.

Something Steamy for a Frigid Day

Something Steamy on a Frigid Day

At the Chelsea Market in Manhattan.

Landmarks in Miniature

Mini Landmarks in the Garden

New York landmarks entirely made from plant materials at the Holiday Train Show in the New York Botanical Garden today Dec. 27, 2017.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

I wish all my friends and followers a very Merry Christmas or whatever you celebrate in this season!! Maybe you can find me in this snowman at the Calatrava Oculus in Battery Park City.

Breaking News…….

Breaking News

………..Ancient Roman found to have been exposing himself in public for years……..

The Quiet Sentinels

The Quiet Sentinels

Mannequins serenely keep watch over Fifth Avenue in midtown Manhattan.

The Red-Headed Witch

The Red-Headed Witch

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

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)

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.

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.

 

Gratis Light Show over Manhattan

Gratis Lightshow over Manhattan

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