11-1-12 Come On Baby Let’s Go Downtown

I took a walk from 14th and 7th down to South Ferry today, mainly along the river. South Ferry is the southern tip of Manhattan, where you pick up the Staten Island Ferry (not running) and Liberty Tour ships (not running) as well as the terminus of the “1” train (not running this far south) and the “N” and “R” trains (they officially stop at Whitehall – “N” trains not running this far south and “R” trains running only in Brooklyn).

I took the “1” to Penn Station, then a random bus to 14th Street.

Walk with me.

New York Water – W14th Street near 8th Avenue

The Downtown Whitney construction site (according to several passersbye)

Don’t ask…

Chevy’s are survivors

Battery Park

North Meadow – Battery Park City. No power but keeping things watered…

1 World Trade Center

A lot of fishermen out today. Despite strong warnings of pollution in The Hudson and the Harbor, they were all intending to eat what they caught.

Fish on the line

The South Ferry area took a major hit

Waiting area for Liberty Boat

Army Corps of Engineers is all over the place

Penn Station as it has never been seen


10-29-12 Sandy

I am not sure that I have ever posted pictures I did not take before but dangerous times call for dangerous measures…Thank you for all the messages of concern. We are fine because we live in Morningside Heights but as you can see much of the rest of the city is flooding. I have no pictures from Battery Park but the Harbor and the Hudson are cresting at 14 feet which is 9 feet above normal…

4-16-12 South Ferry/Battery Park

“One swallow does not make a summer,
neither does one fine day;
similarly one day or brief time of happiness does not make a person entirely happy.”


It was a beautiful summer day. True it is only April but I don’t know what else you could call a sunny day with temps in the mid/high 80’s. So as the day’s work ended I headed down to South Ferry and Battery Park.

Walk with me. I started at South Ferry (the transit station where you pick up the Staten Island Ferry) and walked Northwest up to the World Financial Center and back.

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3-17-12 Not Wearing Of The Green

“March is the month of expectation,
The things we do not know,
The Persons of Prognostication
Are coming now.
We try to sham becoming firmness,
But pompous joy
Betrays us, as his first betrothal
Betrays a boy.”
–  Emily Dickinson,

The Weight of the World

Who is buried in ...?

Conclusion of a hard fought round of Marco Polo




9-1-11 Across The Great Divide

Standin’ by your window in pain, a pistol in your hand
And I beg you, dear Molly, girl
Try and understand your man the best you can

Across The Great Divide, just grab your hat, and take that ride
Get yourself a bride, and bring your children down to the river side

I had a goal in my younger days, I nearly wrote my will
But I changed my mind for the better
I’m at the still, had my fill and I’m fit to kill

Across The Great Divide, just grab your hat, and take that ride
Get yourself a bride, and bring your children down to the river side

Pinball machine, and a Queen, I nearly took a bust
Tried to keep my hands to myself, you say it’s a must
But who can you trust?

Harvest moon shinin’ down from the sky, a weary sign for all
I’m gonna leave this one horse town, had to stall till the fall
Now I’m gonna crawl, across The Great Divide

Now Molly dear, don’t you shed a tear
Your time will surely come, you’ll feed your man chicken every Sunday
Now tell me, hon, what you done with the gun

Across The Great Divide, just grab your hat, and take that ride
Get yourself a bride, and bring your children down to the river side

Robbie RobertsonThe Band

Something we don’t see everyday…

Grasshopper on Battery Park Footbridge

7-4-11 The Police Don’t Like That

We went upstate to visit friends at their country lake house and had a great day. AS we came back into the city, driving along the river (yes I did make it to the river) on the Henry Hudson Parkway we were able to see the fireworks from downtown. I would have liked to stop and shot them but the cops frown on cars stopping in the middle of the road so, I bring you fireworks from 1/13/11 when Cunard had a big celebration down by Battery Park…

5-28-11 Summer Day Walk 14th – Battery Park City

It is amazing how quickly you can get out of shape.  I have only being working FT for 2 weeks and a walk that would have been a “walk in the park” left me with sore legs.

“The revolution will not be televised.”

Times change

RIP: Gil Scott-Heron

2-5-11 Battery Park – The Mouth of the Hudson

Another day of precipitation. Rain today. One of the great things about this winter from the perspective of photography is how many varieties of gray we are seeing. It is almost as if while I am shooting color the world is in black and white. To demonstrate my thesis I will be posting two versions of a picture today. One version will be digitally converted to Black and White. Can you tell which is which?

A fascinating thing about the Hudson is that of course, it is an estuary for just under half of its total length.

I will figure out how to embed these links soon…