Posts Tagged ‘sidewalks of ny’

Hands up, hands down

October 28, 2013

black shirts

Here we have two classic and common gestures:  “back off” and “who me?” What’s less common is that they happened simultaneously as I was walking past with my camera.


Sixth Avenue backdrop

September 18, 2013

this way, that way

This is a sound stage. That’s a just a cloth that looks like Sixth Avenue there in the background. It’s so much quieter and sanitary this way.

Hand jiver

August 20, 2013


It’s all in the gesture. The West 40’s are long on gray and grit, with an occasional charm.

Your phone is a remote

July 11, 2013

turn down the volume

Think really hard, hold your head up and your phone forward, and start pushing the buttons. The world is at your command, sort of.

This is where the camera bugged out

June 21, 2013

hold still

Sometimes the camera and I have a disagreement about uploading pictures. I curse, run a little program, and my photos are mostly salvaged; the camera eats a few. What interests me are the ones that are nearly lost, like this one. On the left you’ll see the words “Eye Center.”

Sidewalk sweeper

June 13, 2013

& subway

It sounds old fashioned, but of course there are sidewalk sweepers in NYC. People are litterbugs, rude gum-chewers, and smokers… the sidewalk is a magnet for everything in the city.


June 2, 2013

Look, it's a...

Macy’s 34th Street, largest store in the world, is waiting for a superhero to swoop in an provide some rush-hour excitement. There’s always commotion on the sidewalk, and the EMS truck is waiting. C’mon, where are you?

Blue and suede

May 3, 2013

good for standing

Dress up to shop? That’s an option. It’s May and above 70 degrees; the toes are making an appearance.

The West 34th saunter

March 23, 2013


34th Street, within a couple blocks of Herald Square, has an unusual number of stories to tell. Lots going on, and lots of characters. Here, the young woman may be at the center of the picture, but the one who holds my attention is the building employee on a smoking break. He’s taking it all in, too.

Soda pop

March 14, 2013


Springtime is near: gloves are optional. But keep them handy, then you won’t need them.