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Monday, January 27, 2014

Dusk, on Carmine Street

Street View, nyc
Photo by myself on Carmine Street, in the West Village.

There was a blue-ish cast to the light, Sunday evening. As on most Sundays, the sidewalks in the Village were nearly empty of foot traffic.

It is cold, cold, cold here, with no end in sight. Er, did I mention...cold?

People are trudging about wrapped up in hats, scarves, gloves, and high boots. Under the clothing, long johns and/or other long underwear are a must. Every bit of skin needs protection from the wind. Yipes!!!

Related posts: The Freedom Tower, at Dusk, All Aglow, on 57th Street, and The Ghostly Glow, at Times Square.


Thursday, January 23, 2014

Street View, on the Upper East Side

85th Candy, UES
Photo by myself on 85th Street and Third Avenue, on the Upper East Side.

A photo from the recent stash, before the recent snowstorm.

The street view along 85th Street is predictable - apartment buildings with stores on the bottom and residences above. Fire escapes and signs dangle from the building facades. The sidewalk is unusually clean.

Right now, we're covered with snow and it is completely freezing outside. The brisk wind makes it feel like -2(F) or -18(C). Ugh!

Related posts: Thursday Morning on Lex, on the Upper East Side, The World Walks By, on Fifth Avenue, and Night View, Near the Dakota.


Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Homeless on the Subway Platform

34th Street cross
Photo by myself, on the 34th Street subway platform in Midtown.

We're due for a heavy snowfall overnight. With every extreme change of weather, the homeless seek shelter, often in subway stations.

Above, a man stood with his belongings piled up in a shopping cart. At his feet was a sign that read 'Please keep your money and your food'.

I'm not quite sure how this man gets by. I think he was praying, and that this was not the first time I've seen him. An earlier photo here.

Related posts: On the Sidewalk, on Fifth Avenue, The World Walks By, on Fifth Avenue, and Baby, It's Cold Outside.


Tuesday, January 14, 2014

9:25 am, on the B Train

Subway, nyc
Photo by myself, on the morning commute.

Ah yes, back to the grind.

I know I've taken a lot of photos like this on the subway - people immersed in their thoughts or devices, or simply catching up on sleep.

There is the burst of sunlight when the subway emerges from the tunnel to cross the Manhattan Bridge. Reflections bounce off every shiny anti-graffiti surface.

Related posts: Business as Usual, on the Q Train, Daylight, on the B Train to Manhattan, and Sunset, on the Ride to Brooklyn.


Monday, January 6, 2014

Snow, on Sixth Avenue

Snow, nyc
Photo by myself, on Sixth Avenue in Midtown.

After the snow last week, the snowplows did not reach the streets by morning rush hour. People trudged around in boots and snow gear. At street corners, the snow quickly became a slushy grey mess.

Of course, now with the wacky weather, all the snow is melted. It is 50 degrees F this morning (10 deg. C)!

Related posts: All Lit Up, on Fifth Avenue, Burning Bright, in Times Square, and The Ghostly Glow of Times Square.


Friday, January 3, 2014

First Snow, in Times Square

Food Cart, nyc
Photo by myself at 42nd Street and Broadway, in Times Square.

The snow started coming down Thursday night, our first snow of the year. The forecast predicts the snow will continue all night long. We may get as much as 20 inches of the white stuff (!).

In Times Square, people kept looking up, as if it were still raining New Year's confetti. The air was very chilly and all the light snow was swirling around.

Related posts: All Lit Up, on Fifth Avenue, Burning Bright, in Times Square, and The Ghostly Glow of Times Square.