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Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Twilight of the Mustard

Twilight of the mustard


Twilight of the mustard

Onion views

Onion view
New construction under way at Roebling and North 11th.

The purple door

The purple door
Driggs Ave. around South 3rd or 4th.

Peter Luger make-over

Peter Luger


Peter Luger
Looks like they're re-doing the front dining room at Peter Luger.

Left behind

Left Behind


Left Behind
South 6th

License applied

Y'know that big anti-smoking mural on Berry way down on like South 5th near the bridge? There's a little building next door to it with a liquor license application in the window. When I pass it at night lately I've seen them doing work inside.
License applied


License applied

Monday, October 30, 2006

Porked

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I didn't even know there was such a thing as Porky's NYC. And I'm not sure I can think of another bar that has so much literature to read on the outside. There are another three panels on the other side of the door.
Meanwhile, check out those rules on the left. That alone would keep me from going in and I don't even wear those things. All caps must be worn forward??

Anna Maria

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Bedford Ave.
So far the best Northside pizza I've had. (I'm not so crazy about Fortunatos, but I've yet to try to brick oven place on Havermeyer.)

Go home

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Taken from 23rd Street near 9th Ave. That building probably faces 22nd. Pretty gnarly demolition. I didn't notice the poster until I looked at the shot on the camera. It's for a movie called Touristas.

City for sale

This is hard to see because I shot it in the dark, so you may need to look at the larger version, but I'm really pretty pleased with it. There are big mirrors for sale in front of the store, each at a different angle. It's 23rd street across from the old Y, so some of them have bits of that building it them.
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Operation Billow

This is sort of a failed experiment, but since I went through the trouble I'll post the photos. Last week I saw a building under construction on North 1st and Wythe with huge tarps blowing in the wind. They reminded me of what I'd read about the IAC building being meant to represent wind in sails. So I got the idea that I'd put the two up against each other. Now that I've done that, I don't think they really evoke each other as much as I thought.
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Here's the building this past weekend with no tarps and brand new windows.
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All jokes about upside down windows aside, this IAC building is really something to behold. Every few degrees that the angle changes gives a new impression.
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Saturday, October 28, 2006

Opening

Opening
I didn't even know there was a gallery here. Next to the old firehouse on Wythe between North 8 and 9.

Carts

Carts


Carts
At the end of the block there's a garage where they store and clean the bagel carts. I've taken this photo a few times with the small camera but can't quite get it. I could try with the big camera, but there are usually workers around, so I can't really set up a tripod.
Anyway, it makes for nice shapes and amazingly almost black and white on their own. The yellow ladder in the blurry one is pretty amazing as the only thing with color in the room.

Thursday, October 26, 2006

Primary colors

Primary colors
Down the block from Greenpoint Terminal Market.

Four odd chairs

Four odd chairs
Driggs, Williamsburg

Christmas in New York

Christmas in New York
Berry frm North 6th to North 8th. I walked throug this shoot around 7pm and it looked like it was centered around the Williamsburg Cafe. Kind of funny to think Christmas in New York... Rockafeller ice rink, Macy's, shop windows, snow in Central Park... and Berry Street in the 'Burg.

Panes

Panes
Long Island City
The other side is in scaffolding. It's going to be part of a set of condos called The Powerhouse.
This was taken at sunset and it came out too red. Looking at it now, I may have over-cooled it.

Color blast

Color blast
I would have liked to shoot the whole wall, but there were cars in the way. Maybe another time. There are so many pieces out there, what makes me pick one to take a picture of? If it's fresh, if I like the colors and/or letter style, and if it makes an interesting use of the medium. In this case I was drawn to that odd roller technique used on the sun in the background of the YMI piece (below).
Color blast
Newell St.

Context?

Context?
Context?
Pretty stunningly out of place.
Eckford near Meserole in Greenpoint.
The best defense for this sore thumb is that from the back it faces McGuinness Blvd, which is two or three lanes in each direction with a divider down the center and generally unattractive buildings facing it. But still, talk about a finger building...

We are all Madonna's children

We are all Madonna's children
Madonna's children
Madonna's children
Madonna's children
I waited for a while for someone good to walk beneath her gaze, but it's a pretty consistent crowd on that corner - shoppers.
18th and 5th ave.

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