A Life in the City

a NYC photoblog…mostly street….mostly Manhattan

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Long boarder on the East River Waterfront

Posted by alifeinthecity on October 9, 2011

8 Oct 2011//2:55pm     East River Park at Delancy Street     1/750   f/4.5    ISO 100  20mm

After the Broadway Bomb race I went over to the East River Park where the after party was held.  This guy went past where I was sitting and gave me this shot.

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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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The Japanese Beat Boxer Returns

Posted by alifeinthecity on September 11, 2011

8 Sept 2011//7:44pm       Times Square Station           1/60  f3.5    18mm   ISO 280

I passed the Japanese Beat Boxer in Times Square.  He was doing pretty good with tips.  I think he fits right into the mural.

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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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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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Flat Iron Building

Posted by alifeinthecity on July 27, 2011

26 July 2011// 5th Avenue and 23rd Street  5:59pm  CMQ-0032

1/500th at F11  18mm lens  ISO 400

A New York City Landmark, said to be the first “skyscraper”.  It was made possible by Mr Otis’ invention of the safety brake for elevators.  Even with the 18mm lens it is hard to find a spot to get it all in without also including to many other things.  I waited for the light to be in my favor and stood in the street.  I love the light at this time of day.  The sky doesn’t overexpose and there is shadow detail.

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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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Window Washers at Battery Point

Posted by alifeinthecity on July 26, 2011

26 July 2011// Battery Point     8:32am      CMQ_9944

1/500     f/9.0     29mm lens    ISO 400

                                                              26 July 2011// Battery Point      8:31am       CMQ_9943

1/500    f/6.3      62mm lens     ISO 400

This morning I spotted these two window washers enjoying a moment before starting work.  They were not paying attention to the view here, I wonder what the view is like 40 stories up on a window washing scaffold.

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NYPD in Times Square

Posted by alifeinthecity on July 23, 2011

22 July 20011// Times Square   10:18pm                                        CMQ_9703

I went up to Times Square last night, after the sun had set…it was still hot.  It was very crowded and as always, there was a police presence…I saw this officer watching the crowd with the neon behind him….thanks officer!

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Couple in Times Square

Posted by alifeinthecity on July 17, 2011

3 July 2011//Times Square                                                                           CMQ_7714

Early in the morning in Times Square…I think that this might say a lot about this couple’s relationship….

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