As New York gentrification hits more remote spots, I have my doubts that certain places will change as rapidly as some neighborhoods did in the past. (Also, my photo show at SIP may be postponed. Stay tuned.)
I posted this before somewhere. Cobblestones. Saw some crappy poetry readings here and a typical Richard Foreman play. It's still mostly a church but they tried for a bit. Old timers will tell you about Patti Smith, Philip Glass Ensemble, etc.
Fair Game, which is a not very fictionalized account of the Valerie Plame affair. I'm both amused and disgusted with reviews in various places that say the movie is complete fiction and the reviewers trot out all the fake GOP talking points (i.e., Plame was a CIA secretary) and rant about how anything with Sean Penn isn't worth watching because he is obviously a communist. Anyway, Ms. Plame in the DVD commentary says at one point: "Look at that! Great shot. Whole lotta nothin.'" She's talking about a desert shot in the film but for a second, I felt a little vindicated in my aesthetic.
The lights are on but nobody's home. Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, with my good pal no one there.
I was on my way to a career fair when I took this. Recent events in Japan made me wonder if an earthquake would ever hit New York. That would be messed up with all the brick buildings and stuff like this probably crashing down. On the other hand, maybe structures like this help hold buildings up.
This happened on January 2nd of this year. It was a while since I last emptied out the photos from my camera. The fire was out within 20 minutes and it looks like damage was mostly limited to one or two rooms. Here's to NYC's Bravest! On another note, I setup a friend's new business with a WordPress website. (So far, we're using the default theme design but we'll be doing a redesign at some point.) If you need a dog walker or a cat sitter in Essex County, New Jersey, check out 4 Paws Pet Services!
Just in time for 60° F. weather on Friday and probably the last melting of New York's winter (fingers crossed), here's a gallery of night snow images. None are particularly great but you get the idea. Obviously, the most dramatic are the first batch from post-Christmas blizzard. Despite some glitches, New York continued to function fairly well after around 57 inches fell this season. I think I got the dates right for the others but the date stamp on my camera got messed up after the batteries died at one point.