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Sunday June 01st 2014, 7:23 pm
Filed under: General

(May 21) As soon as I saw Prime Ave, I knew I was back in the old hood. I lost my mainframe virginity in that neighborhood.

i've been here before, many times
I didn’t recognize the area, just the sign

fountains are all full of dirty water, did you know?
We used to come here to de-stress from writing code, at lunchtime

"the world's war"
Always interesting to note WWI plaques always assumed there’d only be one world war

quiet, tranquil
It’s like a little oasis

a nice place to eat a sandwich
It’s surprising how much I don’t remember about the place

they weep
But the willows, those I remember

aviation's public enemy number one
This place is geesey

robber barony
These Long Island stone bridges are of a certain era

soon to be targeted for extermination
These are apparently an invasive species

hecksher park
But now we’ve pretty much seen it all

dear park, have your people call my people and set that up
Time to go. Shall we do it again in another 25 years?

both buildings used to be painted robin's egg blue
And finally, we arrive at the place of my former employment. The data center was where “Elite Sports Performance” is now. You entered through the two-story building to the left.


Saturday May 31st 2014, 1:03 pm
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(May 19) I finally set foot on Staten Island. For a funeral. Is there a message in that?

yay corruption
But first, in Port Jefferson a project that should have taken a month or two if you’re feeling generous is now well into its second year of snarling traffic for miles day and night. The entire Empire State Building, including demolition only took as long as this roadwork has so far.

clove lakes park
On Staten Island, down the block from the funeral, there is a park.

but the squirrels, i found
I didn’t have time to actually find the lakes in Clove Lakes Park, but the map says they’re there.

they close at night
I guess Star Of Bethlehem grows wild

oh what a bad shave job
A jogger complimented my tie. I think I was flirted with.

they're all over it
The birds love this place

these grow wild in the city too
In case you forget you’re in New York City, here’s a fire hydrant, to shatter the illusion.

through the bus window
How do you know it’s not a good day? I’m riding a city bus and paying $6 to do it

toward brooklyn
Unfortunately, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge is not a walkable bridge


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



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