A Life in the City

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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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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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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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The Bull

Posted by alifeinthecity on July 22, 2011

22 July 2011//Bowling Green   7:20am                        CMQ_9632

There are over 12,000 pictures of this bull on Flickr…but it is still a cool shot.  Usually when I am here there are so many people posing or snapping it is hard to get a good shot.  This morning it was already over 90 degrees and was heading for 104…a new record.  I guess the heat kept everybody away.  By the way, The Bull is in Bowling Green, not Wall Street……

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The Ferry Terminal Sign

Posted by alifeinthecity on July 22, 2011

22 July 2011//Staten Island Ferry terminal       7:13am        CMQ_9618

Blue sign and a blue sky…

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View from the Ferry

Posted by alifeinthecity on July 22, 2011

22 July 2011// Staten Island Ferry   7:04am                       CMQ_9606

The sunrise view from the ferry…..

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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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Woman with Red Hair in Union Square

Posted by alifeinthecity on July 22, 2011

21 July 2011// Union Square     CMQ_9470

Could not resist the red hair…when I caught her eye, she nodded permission…she seemed slightly amused by the whole thing….something about her reminds me of Lord of the Rings…a slight hobbit air about her….

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Violin Player

Posted by alifeinthecity on July 22, 2011


17 July 2011//High Line     CMQ_9322

I met this violin player on the High Line on my sunset walk.   He was playing a bluegrass tune.  Most of the violin players I encounter are playing classical.  Does that make it a fiddle instead of a violin?

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