Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Discount Tile, Access to Jay-Z, and Shirt/banner matching combo

For better or worse, the transformation of Prospect Heights, and downtown Brooklyn as a whole, continues. Taken near 5th and Flatbush, near the Atlantic Yards project.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Livery Life

Many livery drivers may now respond to hails outside of, and some parts of Manhattan. This shot was photographed near the corner of Flatbush and Fulton in downtown Brooklyn.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Atlantic Avenue

This is one of those places I've walked by countless times, but have never given it much photographic attention; an issue I remedied this afternoon. Taken at the corner of Atlantic and Flatbush in downtown Brooklyn.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Local Scale

Demonstrating the somewhat more human scale perspective that is the Brooklyn neighborhood. Taken in Cobble Hill.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Original Nath--s

Continuing the fine tradition of neon sign hangman, this time at the Nathans at Stillwell and Surf in Coney Island.

Monday, January 23, 2012


The proper order of events seem to be in the proper sequence here, even if the snow harshes things a bit. Taken near Fulton and Lafayette in the Ft. Greene area of Brooklyn.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Foot of the Bridge Photography I, The Manhattan Side

This post is a collection of scenes from the foot of the 59th / Queensboro / Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge on the Manhattan side of the East River.

Crowded skyline view full of fire escapes, bridges, pylons, signs, cables, and air conditioners.  Taken from 60th street, near 1st Avenue.

I have to admit, the wonderful blur here was actually an accident, courtesy of a large smudge on the lens.  Taken at the corner of 60th and 3rd.

The Roosevelt Island skyline, Roosevelt Island Tram, and the bridge taken from the East River Waterfront Esplanade. 

Demonstrating the scale of perspective that is New York City.  Manhattan, the FDR, East River, Queens, Brooklyn, and many other NYC items all under the watchful eye of the Queensboro Bridge.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

C Train Blur I and II

See the oldest subway car in revenue operation, coming into that station where Michael Jackson shot his “Bad” music video.  Living in the past today, and whenever possible.  For those not familiar, this is an R32 subway car at the Hoyt-Schermerhorn station in downtown Brooklyn.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Myrtle Live Poultry Pollo Vivo

Taken on Myrtle Avenue where  Bed Stuy borders Bushwick in Brooklyn.  This photo contains quite a bit of detail, click the image to view larger sizes,

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Greenpoint Winter Flashback

There may not be snow on the ground this time around, but it feels just as cold. Taken from Greenpoint Avenue in Brooklyn.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The Great Subway Swamp-Ass Stamp Out

This would probably be much more appropriate in the dead-middle of July, but you never know when the malady might strike.  Like anything, the Goldilocks principle applies; not too dry, not too wet, but just right.  Fresh graffiti in the Bowery Station on the Nassau line in Manhattan.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

31st Street Surreal Lights and Rail

Low horizon, winter lighting always delivers interesting photos. These photographs were taken on 31st Street, between Astoria and Ditmars Blvd in Queens.
An Amtrak train from the foot of the Hellgate Bridge as it passes over an N Train coming into the Astoria-Ditmars station.

An old interlocking/signal station that is still standing, a much more substantial one is now over at the terminus station by Ditmars.

Saturday, January 7, 2012


Well ok, its in the mid to upper 50's today, but when this photo was taken a few days ago, it was much colder. Taken at the corner of Boerum and Dean, where the neighborhoods of Boerum/Cobble Hill neighborhoods border each other.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Colorful in Queens

Its been a while since I posted anything relating to trains, rail, stations or transit of any kind, so here we go. This saturated shot was captured from the platform of the 82nd Street station (7 Train) in Jackson Heights.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Monday, January 2, 2012


I typically find parking garages to be a monotonous necessary evil within cities.  There are however, exceptions I’ve spotted in many different places I’ve visited.  This parking garage on Fulton Street in Lower Manhattan is one of those exceptions.  Unlike many distinctive garages that sport an architecturally distinctive fa├žade, its minimalistic and dense (but slender) frame gives it a certain grace.  In my humble opinion of course.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Come On, Lets Go

A dog waits patiently as his owner spends an extended amount of time giving attention to his other pet.  Taken on Smith Street, near Bergen in the Boerum/Cobble Hill area of Brooklyn.