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Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Snowfall, in Midtown

Snow, nyc
Photo by myself in Midtown.

Warnings of the impending blizzard was all over the news this weekend. By 5pm yesterday, snow flurries had been coming down for several hours. People were leaving work early and a long line had formed at the bus stop.

Most stores were closed by this point, and there were rumors of the subway shutting down, too.

Nature is not our friend, in New York. Every time there is a large rain or snow storm, the subways get messed up.

Update: Here in Brooklyn, we got about 8-inches or so. My office, like many others, closed for the day. Hooray!

Related posts: Snow on Sixth Avenue, Yellow Cab, Under Snow, and Early Snowfall, in Prospect Park Brooklyn.


Friday, January 23, 2015

On Skates, in Bryant Park

Bryant Park, nyc
Photo by myself in Bryant Park, around 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue in Midtown.

What better exercise than skating around, with the Empire State Building in the background?

The outdoor rink in Bryant Park is open free to the public 8am-10pm every day, until March 1st. All you need to bring are your skates and fancy footwork.

Yes, it is kind of cold here, but it's not so terrible. People walk around in hats and scarves and long underwear, while knowing that in the grand scheme of things, 'it is not so bad'. That is, we're not suffering through hail, piles of snow or bitter winds. It could be worse.

For the Bryant Park ice rink website, click here.

Related posts: And the Crowd Roared, in Bryant Park, Skating, Under the Empire State, and Skating In-Line, in Prospect Park.


Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Portrait of an Artist, on the Ride Home

Artist, nyc
Photo by myself below ground.

On a recent ride home, I spotted a young woman drawing diligently in a sketchbook. From where I sat, it looked to be an array of very detailed serpents.

It was late, much too late to be so focused after a long day of work. I learned that she is a textile designer and uses the ride home to escape the computer screen. 'Drawing by hand, you learn not to be so precious,' she told me, as the train lurched to one side.

She was so kind to pose for a photo. Alas, I regret not asking her name!

Related posts: Portrait of a Barber, in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, Portrait of a Guy, on Sixth Avenue, and Portrait of a Bike Messenger, in Midtown.

The Portrait Series is a once-in-a-while installment, featuring New Yorkers encountered on the street.


Monday, January 19, 2015

Signs Galore, 32nd Street

32nd Street, nyc
Photo by myself, on 32nd Street and Fifth Avenue in Koreatown.

A very belated Happy New Year from the city! I hope everyone is warm, or at least, warmer than we are. :-)

I was out on lunch break the other day and snapped a photo in Koreatown, the smallest of neighborhoods with the most possible number of signs.

Related posts: Evening, on Sixth Avenue, Outside Sol Moscot, on the Lower East Side, and 32nd and Fifth, in Midtown.