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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Jugglers, Bryant Park

Photo by myself in Bryant Park.

A recent photo from Bryant Park, where there is always loads going on.

They had a juggling day. Hold on, juggling day is almost every day, during lunch. They started doing this thing in 2009 and have been at it ever since. Now with Twitter feed and Facebook page.

Related posts: Juggling Around, in Bryant Park, A Charge, Free of Charge, and The View from Bryant Park, at Dusk.

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

New-ish Station, at 86th Street

Photo by myself at the 86th Street subway station on the Upper East Side.

At long last, the subway has been expanded along Second Avenue up the Upper East Side. This is kind of old news, but I still have trouble getting over the fact that it was done. The project was talked about for years and years, and I really didn't think it would happen.

The station at 86th Street is quite large, with giant murals here and there. The older stations are cramped and dirty, so this place is a dream. The Second Ave. line allows people to travel from 86th Street all the way to Brooklyn on an express train. If you lived on York or First Avenue, you'd have to walk several long blocks to Lexington, which is no fun in the winter.

This station opened in January, 2017.



A giant Chuck Close self-portrait greets you near the entrance.

Related posts: Subway Conductor, on the Job, Strangers, Below Columbus Circle, and Under the Tracks, in Bensonhurst.

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

57th Street Tower, from Columbus Circle

Photo by myself around Columbus Circle, at 59th Street and Central Park West.

One of a few very, very tall buildings is being built on 57th Street. This might be what's called 'The Columbus Circle Tower', or the 'Extell Tower', one of which is supposed to be 99 stories tall.

If you look closely, there is a dot on the right side, about halfway up. I took this photo because I could see the dot moving upwards. It must have been some mechanical equipment being hoisted up toward the roof, which could not fit into the elevator (!). Yipes. I'm sure there was scaffolding below!

Related posts: Billionaire's Row, Along Central Park South, Manchester House, on the Upper West Side, and Living Large, on the Upper East Side.

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Spring, in Park Slope, Brooklyn

Photo by myself around 10th Street and Sixth Avenue, in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

Pardon me as I get used to this posting thing, again! haha.

It was a drippy rainy day Saturday, a welcome thing for all the flowers and trees. We had a long, long winter this year. It was tough on the psyche. As a result, everyone is relieved that it is finally Spring.

Spring and Fall are typically short-lived in New York. The city thrives on extremes.

Related posts: Roaming Free, in Park Slope, Brooklyn, Sunday Morning, in Park Slope, Brooklyn, and Typical Streetscape, in Park Slope, Brooklyn.

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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Dusk, on Mott Street

Photo by myself on Mott Street near Grand Street.

Hi everyone! It's been a while since my last post. Some two years! Time flies!

I can't promise that I'll be back on a regular basis. I think about this blog often and am still taking photos...though life has been extremely busy on all fronts.

Above, a photo during a brisk walk on Mott Street, in Chinatown. I've been frequenting the area north of Canal Street a lot more than in the past, for the fresh produce and as a change of pace. Canal Street is much too filled with street vendors and foot traffic.

I cannot promise that I'll be able to post new photos everyday. It might be more of a 'once in a while' thing. The dogs are doing really well, by the way, as is Mark. I hope everyone is doing well!

Related posts: On Canal Street and Funny or Die, In Chinatown, and a Rupert Update, and Looking for a Bargain, on Canal Street, Chinatown.

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