Thursday, March 31, 2011

Death-Density


With a city as densely populated as New York, its only logical that the cemeteries would be dense as well. This shot is of a section of Washington Cemetery in the Midwood area of central Brooklyn.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Monday, March 28, 2011

Manhattan Eruption

Someone told me this shot looks like the entrance to hell.  I’ve never been, so I can’t discount the accuracy of the claim, but I do know it could always be worse…  Taken near the municipal building in Lower Manhattan.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Coming into Coney Island

I am, not the train…  A candid sidewalk scene along Stillwell Avenue, in Coney Island Brooklyn.  I offer my apologies for the thin posting frequency as of late, I’ve been quite busy.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

99 Cent Store of Queensbridge


Another stop along the F train; that's no coincidence for I ride it frequently. This shot was taken in the Queensbridge area of Long Island City, Queens. This shot is best if viewed large, you may click the image to do so.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Hot Air!


As in which generates more of it? The two engines from this commuter jet or the US Capitol Building in the distance? Taken at the Washington National Reagan Airport...

Friday, March 18, 2011

Waiting for my Man

The Velvet Underground song seems to fit the mood of this shot; it should be noted however, that this shot was taken on the opposite side of the city of the place that is indicated (125th and Lexington) in the song.  This shot was taken near the corner of 2nd and Houston on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.  This shot contains quite a bit of detail and is best if viewed large, you may do so by clicking the image…

I'm waiting for my man
Twenty-six dollars in my hand
Up to Lexington, 125
Feel sick and dirty, more dead than alive
I'm waiting for my man

Hey, white boy, what you doin' uptown?
Hey, white boy, you chasin' our women around?
Oh pardon me sir, it's the furthest from my mind
I'm just lookin' for a dear, dear friend of mine
I'm waiting for my man

Here he comes, he's all dressed in black
PR shoes and a big straw hat
He's never early, he's always late
First thing you learn is you always gotta wait
I'm waiting for my man

Up to a Brownstone, up three flights of stairs
Everybody's pinned you, but nobody cares
He's got the works, gives you sweet taste
Ah then you gotta split because you got no time to waste
I'm waiting for my man

Baby don't you holler, darlin' don't you bawl and shout
I'm feeling good, you know I'm gonna work it on out
I'm feeling good, I'm feeling oh so fine
Until tomorrow, but that's just some other time
I'm waiting for my man

Song: Waiting for my Man, from the album Velvet Underground & Nico (1967)

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Table Cloth-Shirt

Taken from a platform of the Smith and 9th Subway station in the Gowanus neighborhood of Brooklyn.  This station is one of two stations that sits on the elevated Culver Viaduct, which elevated subway service above the Gowanus Canal, is the highest point of elevation in the entire system, carries the G and F trains, and is currently under heavy construction.  Given its elevation, you can see many parts of the city including most of Manhattan, Brooklyn, and the Statue of Liberty, which may be seen here.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Kiss

Speaking of falling in love, I can’t exactly say what it is these pigeons are doing, but they need to get a room….  Taken in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Fall in Love

Some of the street art located near the Prospect along the entrance to the Prospect Park subway station in Brooklyn.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Ghostly

Looking a silhouette of the Chrysler Building from a residential street, near Jackson Boulevard in Long Island City, Queens.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Its Mine! Ha Ha Ha!

Taken in a small neighborhood park in East Harlem last summer.

Cross Processing the ↑12'-8"↓ Lorimer

Taken in Williamsburg, Brooklyn under the BMT Jamaica line which travels under Nassau Street in Lower Manhattan, then Broadway in Brooklyn, which then terminates in Jamaica.  This shot was finished using a technique known as cross processing.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

The ‘70s Shift

Snapping off retro shots of the Brooklyn Navy Yard on this very nice day…  This shot contains quite a bit of detail and is best if viewed large.

Blighted Bleecker

Built in 1905, the Bleecker Street station resides on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line (6 Train) in the NoHo area of Manhattan.  It features the original insignia and mosaics of its original construction and is currently under heavy renovation.  This station was originally considered for the Dirty Dozen post, although it definitely deserves honorable mention, I ultimately opted not to add it due to the heavy construction (which violates the unmaintained spirit of the post).

Friday, March 11, 2011

Fluffy Flashback


I definitely am not missing scenes like this! Taken near Broadway and Astor Place in the East Village area of Manhattan.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Phat Albert on Phlatbush

Taken on Flatbush Avenue across from Prospect Park in Brooklyn. I borrowed the title from a joke made by a commenter on Flickr.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Additional Scenes from the Pulaski

It all looks so small from here, the body of water below is Newtown Creek, which is not even a creek at all, but a tidal estuary that partially separates the boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens.  Even though it isn’t immediately evident here, this is one of the most heavily polluted body of water in the county.

Looking at the Midtown Manhattan skyline and the Queens side entrance of the Queens-Midtown Tunnel.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Friday Foulness: Defecation and Mass Transit


I definitely do not condone the act of urinating in public places, but from a male perspective, I at least understand it; its easy and can be done with a relative amount of discretion. Defecating in public transit system, however, requires more cojones than the lowly public urinator. I've never had the unfortunate experience of stumbling upon someone in the act of 'performing', but have stumbled upon the aftermath more than occasionally.

Some subway stations tend to be more notorious than others; the Chambers Street Station (J,Z trains) in Lower Manhattan, in my humble option is one of the worst, with an aroma that resembles an under serviced port-o-let in the middle of July with the combination of bleach (and sometimes without the bleach).

I have stumbled upon other acts of foul Subway Douchery that I suppose deserves honorable mention here: such as people stripping down (and I mean completely) and changing clothes on the station platform or the Saturday night sinner beginning his Sunday redemption early in the form of purging his gastric contents (if I'm lucky, between his own feet, if not, between mine) on a moving subway car. Ahhh, haven't I made your Friday morning complete? No need to thank me ;)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Clothing Bargains for Millionaires

On Broadway in Lower Manhattan, next to the famous Financial District Bull, that without a doubt, will have two dozen tourists hanging on it at the exact time you read this post...

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Stacked

Looking at the ConEd Ravenswood Generating Station in Long Island City, Queens.  Taken right at the foothill of the Pulaski Bridge at sunset.

For Those About to Ride


Taken from the Flushing bound platform at the Vernon Blvd-Jackson Avenue (7 Train) subway station in the Long Island City/Hunters Point area of Queens.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A Rainy Night in SoHo

 

SoHo, or South of Houston is a well known neighborhood in downtown Manhattan.  It’s a neighborhood that is know for its cast iron architecture, Belgian block streets, upscale shopping, and its revival from a light industrial area to a very trendy New York City neighborhood.  Despite its upper class transformation, its one of the best preserved areas in the city and you can just feel the rustic urban history as you walk its narrow streets.