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Checking The Map

Posted by alifeinthecity on September 11, 2011

10 Sept 2011//4:25pm   Madison Square Park         1/400  f/3.5     18mm   ISO 1600

This couple was checking their map on a bench in Madison Square Park.

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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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Construction Workers at Lunch

Posted by alifeinthecity on July 27, 2011

27 July 2011// 18th Street  12:19pm  CMQ_0259

1/500th at F5  18mm ISO 400

These guys have their space set up.  A table scrounged from a dumpster, plaster buckets to sit on.  This appears to be a daily ritual for them, a bit of formality at their meal time.  It was a warm day and they enjoyed their lunch in comfort and the shade.

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Smoke Break – Man in Green Shirt

Posted by alifeinthecity on July 26, 2011

                                                             26 July 2011// Lower Broadway    8:44am     CMQ_9964

1/500       f/3.5       18mm lens        ISO 1600

I saw this man having a smoke with his morning coffee on Lower Broadway.  There seem to be fewer and fewer smokers these days and the ones that are left are being pushed to the margins.  I am glad that I don’t smoke anymore, but even after ten years I still find myself thinking every now and then about how nice a cigarette would be….

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Con Ed Worker

Posted by alifeinthecity on July 22, 2011

22 July 2011//West 14th Street        8:20am                                        CMQ_9646

I passed this man getting ready to go down in a manhole…The temperature was already very hot and getting hotter…104 degrees today in Central Park.  I wonder how much hotter it was under the street?  Con Ed must have done a good job because we did not lose power on this hottest day ever….

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Woman on the Staten Island Ferry

Posted by alifeinthecity on July 22, 2011

22 July 2011// Staten Island Ferry   7:00am         CMQ_9598

On the return to Manhattan.  It was already over 90 degrees on the way to 104…a new record.  The breeze made it bearable during the ride.  All of the regular riders were busy with their papers, their phones, oblivious to the incredible view…

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Lombardi Pizza

Posted by alifeinthecity on July 17, 2011

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Dancing with Liberty

Posted by alifeinthecity on July 17, 2011

22 December 2010//Fifth Avenue

Fifth Avenue in the 30’s….

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Man in Washington Square Park

Posted by alifeinthecity on July 17, 2011

2 July 2011//Washington Square Park                                                      CMQ_7544

 

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