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Sunday, September 26, 2010

Architectural details in Midtown

Just some architectural notes from the walk I took today...

Buildings over near Fifth Avenue have been added on to on top and integrated in a way that has become very common...

Interesting apartments are undoubtedly in older structure ( but depends on how it was renovated, doesn't it?)

Also in Midtown, a doorway has been renovated in I guess what is "moderne" style...or is it Art Deco?

Uninviting Public Spaces

This little court yard tacked on to an office building in Midtown photographs much better than it looks in reality.

It really is a very uninviting space...din of traffic surrounds it.

Street Fairs continue

Rather dreary day for another street fair...

But then these street fairs get kind of dreary as Fall wears on.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Post Cards, Buddha Nails

Across the street from the Empire State Building, postcards show many views of the Empire State at night, etc.

Also larger ones which throw in Times Square. I have never run a photo of Times Square and I don't think it is very likely that I will do so unless someone asks me to.

On Third Avenue a few blocks East, an establishment calls itself "Buddha Nails." Wonder what this means end up with philosophical nails, and you feel differently if they break?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

broken bike, chakras

As I expected, when I took this picture of man with broken bike, he and his female companion were a little taken aback and wanted to know why I was taking their picture.

Explained it was just for my blog, which seemed to satisfy them.

Good thing guy is wearing helmet...he seemed to have no injuries. Had a bike collapse on me when I was a 12-year-old and it hurt like hell...fell on all this gravel and asphalt.

Oh yes, the Chakras healing place again...just love this sign. Reminds me/makes me nostalgic for doing yoga.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Sign of the Times- continued

What seems to me to be a sign of how far we are from being out of the recession, despite all the talk about New York doing well...

This sign carrying man on the Kip Bay Sidestreet Mall reminds me of old sandwich board men and other people you associate with hard times...

He seems cheerful enough, though, and didn't care if I took his picture. Wish him well.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Fall Brings Changes to Flower District

Fall finds limited activity in area of Flower District ( near 6th Ave and 28th Street)...

Would have liked to have got shots when all the summer foliage was on the streets!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Pizza Man is Back!

Delighted to see that Rosa's Pizzeria on Second Avenue near 34th Street didn't dump their great piece of street statuary, The Pizza Man-- he was just away being refurbished!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

More neighborhood sights- closed shoe repair etc.

Have walked past this Shoe Repair Shop many times and noticed it was closed, but just struck me today it is REALLY closed and has been for some time--funny how you can walk right by an occurrence like that and be oblivious.

What is with the "Heena Tatoo"--shoudn't that be Henna?

Old woman on walker is familiar sight around here,--there are many seniors and retirees who have lived here for years and years.

Monday, September 6, 2010

200th post-Gristede's and other everyday sights

Second Avenue full of dangerous traffic on Labor, for my 200th posting, are just everyday sights on Second Avenue... First, the Gristede's I see all the time...

Second, a surprised shopper coming out of the Duane Reade store...

And, finally, a suspicious looking proprietor eyes the photographer in front of his Quick Stop Deli...probably thinks I am working for Immigration or Homeland Security or something!