Midtown Lunch Time

Midtown Lunch Time

Office workers enjoying their lunch amid the shadows of midtown skyscrapers at 52nd st. and Sixth Avenue.

Cleaning For U

Cleaning For U

A small business owner with a truck trying to make the world a little cleaner; Midtown Manhattan not far from Trump Tower.

Into the Bowels of Manhattan

Into the Bowels of Manhattan

Travellers heading down into the 86th street station of the new Second Avenue subway in New York City.

E Pluribus Unum

E Pluribus Unum

“E Pluribus Unum” or One Out Of Many, the traditional motto of the United States. Let’s not forget that out of many peoples, races, religions, languages, and ancestries has emerged a single people and nation, and let’s hope that this nation will not forgo this principle in the coming year. This image is of the brand new 86th street station of the brand new Second Ave Subway which opened today Jan. 1, 2017.

Parking Signs

Parking Signs

No shortage of signs at this parking garage in midtown Mahattan.

Religion Undermined

Religion Undermined

Sts. Cyril and Methodius and St. Raphael’s Croatian Catholic church in midtown Manhattan.

Room 80

Room 80

The Celeste Bartos Forum, formerly known as Room 80 at the New York Public Library when it was used as a public branch library within the larger central library building. It is now used as an events space. It has a 30-foot-high elliptical dome of glass, supported on four leaping arches of cast iron.

Calatrava’s Universe

Calatrava's Universe

Santiago Calatrava’s Oculus of the World Trade Center transportation hub at Battery Park City.

On Board with the Vikings

On Board with the Vikings

On board the Viking ship Draken Harald Harfagre, showing the great mast, made from a solid pine trunk, and the sail, made from 100% silk. The ship made a voyage from Norway to North America and traveled through the Hudson Bay and three of the Great Lakes to journey via the Erie Canal and the Hudson river to New York City. The ship will winter at the Mystic Seaport Museum where she can be visited.

Vikings take Manhattan

Sailing Towards The Sun

Sailing Towards the Sun

In the Upper Bay of New York City.

A Sunny Moment

A Sunny Moment

A lady enjoys the last rays of summer while others are engrossed in their mobile devices, in Central Park, New York City.

A Whiskey Trader Stake-Out

Whiskey Trader Stake-Out

West 55th Street, New York City.

A Grand Descent

Vertigo

Vertigo

Stairwell at the Museum of the City of New York

The Chess Men

The Chess Men

Seen at the 16th Annual Chess-in-the-Park Rapid Open at Bethesda Terrace in Central Park.

Striding Down the Avenue

Striding Down The Avenue

Eighth Avenue and 55th street, New York City.

Modern Life

Modern Life

As one man pushes his way out through the revolving doors of his office building another heads in with his bagged lunch in his hand. Seen at 17 State street, New York City.

Texting on the Way Down

Texting on the Way Down

Battery Park City, New York.

Out for a Walk

Out For A Walk

Somebody let the dogs out on Park Avenue, New York City.

77 Candy Store 77

77 Candy Store 77

Classic candy store built into the facade of a modern office tower at 77 Water Street, New York City.

Modern Crooked Neck Syndrome

Modern Crooked Neck Syndrom

Is Modern Man evolving with a bent neck due to cellphone obsessions? Even the model on the poster seems to be suffering from it.

Mobile Obsessions

Mobile Obsessions

A Pokémon Monster sighting perhaps? At the Plaza Hotel, 59th and Fifth, New York City.

I Love NY

I Love NY

Spiderman boy racing by Nick walker’s mural on East 81 St and Third Ave in New York City.

Unsung Heroes No. 2

Unsung Heroes no. 2

Technicians who keep the trains running, at work in the 125th street subway station.

Blue Carpet Beach Walk

Blue Carpet Beach Walk

The Rockaway beach in Queens, New York.

The Quiet Before School Starts

Quiet Before School Starts

A still peaceful playground at Hunter College elementary school, days before the whirlwind of young students breaks the silence. The school is in the former Squadron A Armory from 1894 designed by architect John Rochester Thomas and built in a Scottish Baronial style; East 95th street and Park Avenue, New York City.

Ready To Roll

Ready To Roll

The man and his cycling machine; Central Park, New York City.

An Oasis Under Threat

An Oasis Under Threat

The Elizabeth Street Garden on the Lower Eastside of Manhattan, a little oasis in a crowded city, lovingly maintained by volunteers, and now threatened by big money developers. Please go to http://elizabethstreetgarden.org and click on the link Write Mayor de Blasio Now! to save this garden. It takes only two minutes to submit a letter.

The Man in the Shadows

The Man in the Shadows

Seen at Fordham University near Lincoln Center, New York City.

The Lowline

The Low Line

Garden at The Lowline Lab, a testing ground for the world’s first underground park in the former Williamsburg Bridge Trolley Terminal, just below Delancey Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan. Sunlight is transmitted from outside via an ingenious system of collectors, lenses and light conductors into the underground space for the garden to grow. http://thelowline.org

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 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.

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 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.
http://jennyluna.com

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.
https://govisland.com/hills

 

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.