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Better Than Real Because It's Not.


Monday November 23rd 2015, 12:00 am
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(Nov 12) For a second time in less than three weeks, I’m working somewhere new. This is a good thing, and a bit unexpected.

it'll be halloween again in only 11 months!
The hardest part of decorating is putting it all away

not a real turtle
In the city, you personalize where you can.

oh, art!
Bait for people with more money than brains


Sunday June 30th 2013, 11:56 pm
Filed under: General

(Jun 19) Roosevelt Island is about to get a large dose of change. It’s going to be change they won’t like one bit. It’s inevitable though. Underscoring this, it’s a Bruce Ratner project now, who will co-own the buildings, which come with free land, courtesy of the city. I can’t help but think the city is poor at selling itself to have to give so much away to those who will directly profit from this initiative. The idea that anyone has gotten a piece of Roosevelt Island free just seems scandalous.

the one and only subway stop
Arrival. Deep underground.

hello, manhattan
It is a beautiful place, with a view of the east side.

currently in working order
Aside from the subway, and a bridge to Astoria, the tram is the only other way on and off the island.

goldwater hospital
And then on the other side of the tram bridge… you’re there already.

catch it before it's gone forever
Now you see it… soon you won’t.

chrysler building
A familiar sight

renwick smallpox hospital
The old, and falling down

chisel me here
The new and unfinished

cause of the biggest traffic jams in manhattan
The UN-United Nations

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Wednesday October 17th 2012, 12:26 am
Filed under: General

(Aug 1) The second half of my trip from downtown to Penn Station.

dog urinal
The suburban hydrants are all painted yellow. I like this better.

i love it not
Even the buildings want to be loved

birds are evil dinosaur progeny
How inviting

damaged, though
This undoubtedly is a Jim Power mosaic.

grace church
When these churches went up, they were probably the tallest things around. Today, they seem small indeed.

creepy, yo
Patriotism meets Halloween

this is what amazon.com eats
A relic that will doubtless soon be gone

get your super-expensive produce here!
Passing through the farmer’s market

it sure is shiny though
The statue of Andy Warhol for no apparent reason

no longer the tallest in the city though
Empire, revealed

city rats don't hang out and chill
What have we here?

i wonder who's behind it?
The hoax of the day

but it's cheap to feed
This faux rat probably ended the day stolen

purpleness
Then back to the land of ‘meh’


Tuesday October 16th 2012, 4:46 am
Filed under: General

(Aug 1) A trip to see a client downtown. I walked back up Broadway as I have many times before, knowing this time, like the other times, would be different from any other time.

lollerblades
Seen passing through Jamaica Station… WTF.

probably not
They abbreviate all the bad things. Coincidence?

i've only photographed it a dozen times now
I need to find out what this is

a tower rises again
It’s still a surprise anything ever got started

up broadway
I set out after visiting a client, and passed through City Hall Park

i might have the wrong title/artist
Thomas Schütte
“Memorial for Unknown Artist”

that's a lot of ketchup

oh yes it is
Elmgreen & Dragset
“It’s Never Too Late to Say Sorry”

optimism
Plaques from a simpler time?

serpents strangling priests
Justin Matherly
“New Beaches”

federal plaza
I left the park, heading up Broadway….
Beverly Pepper
“Manhattan Sentinels”

on the other side of the plaza
One more sentinel


Saturday April 21st 2012, 1:16 am
Filed under: General

(Oct 17) As the tower rises, the sun was setting on NYLUG.


As some things rise, others must fall.

not in focus
The Winter Garden was supposed to lead to renewal, instead,

the sun is about to set
For NYLUG, the end was very near.



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