A Life in the City

a NYC photoblog…mostly street….mostly Manhattan

Archive for August, 2011

Only in New York

Posted by alifeinthecity on August 29, 2011

29 Aug 2011//5:44pm    Union Square     1/60    f/4.8     56mm   ISO 280

Only in New York can you see a Canadian bagpipe player and a Japanese beat boxer playing together.  They were pretty good.

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Greenpoint Sky

Posted by alifeinthecity on August 14, 2011

12 August 2011//3:27pm    Green Street, Brooklyn       1/640    f/13       35mm      ISO 320

Whenever I get out of Manhattan I remember what the sky looks like.  The Greenpoint neighborhood of Brooklyn is still low, lots of 3 or 4 story buildings with residential mixed with light industrial.  It is changing though and the glass tower condo is starting to sprout here and there.

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Family Meeting

Posted by alifeinthecity on August 7, 2011

30 July 2011//Washington Square Park  10:11am         1/400  f/5.6    150mm ISO 640

There seems to be a lot going on in this family.  I can read so much in their body language. If every picture tells a story this one may tell three or four.

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Where Will You Spend Eternity?

Posted by alifeinthecity on August 2, 2011

30 July 2011//Washington Square Park  5:50pm     CMQ_0519             1/180     f/7.1        200mm    ISO 400

Once, shortly after I had moved to NYC, I was walking down West End Avenue in the 90’s.  Coming towards me I spotted a naked man.  Where I came from that was the kind of thing that you would notice.  However, no one else in the street was paying any attention to him.  He was pretty grubby and barefoot.  As he passed me, standing still in a bit of shock, not yet having acquired the New York indifference to these things, I heard him muttering to himself.  “I don’t want to go to heaven”, he said, “I won’t know anybody.”

Pretty sharp insight for a naked crack head……since then I have always felt the same way.

 

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