I do love what a few simple adjustments of subject and shutter speed can do to an image.
I think my favorite shot of the day…
If you are unfamiliar with The Ear Inn and how Manhattan has expanded over the years a lovely post from “Ephemeral New York”.
The Federal-style house was built in 1817 by tobacco farmer James Brown, an African-American Revolutionary War hero rumored to have been an aide to George Washington.
A downstairs bar has existed since 1833. It’s supposedly haunted by the mischief-making ghost of a sailor named Mickey, who was killed there decades ago. Bootleggers, prostitutes, and smugglers were also rumored to be regulars.
Fact and myth always blur around a place like the Ear. But a plaque on the sidewalk notes a fascinating bit about the tavern’s past.
The house stands right at the edge of the Hudson River shoreline in colonial-era New York City.
Over the years, the rocky shore was filled in and extended about a block and a half west—until Monday night, when the Hudson came roaring…
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