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Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Spring flowers

2 dozen roses for ten bucks.
purchase: 18th street
photo: kitchen table

Bouley by the season

I was going to save this for when they're finished, but since I know there are some Curbed readers around here and this is right up their alley I figure we'll call it a progress report.
This is the new David Bouley organic market, a casual eatery and a small-scale cooking school. The top picture is from around Christmas time. The second is from the past weekend 3/26. According to Downtown Express they're a little behind schedule, but given how long that building sat as an empty husk, any progress is good to see.
More: D.E. on what's to come.

No hard hat no work

This is a follow-up, taken last weekend, to the Renwick and Spring shot. Different angle, but pretty good progress.

Monday, March 28, 2005

Sunday, March 27, 2005


Chelsea, 19th street-ish

Rain in the forecast

This is actually last week's storm.
Prince and Broadway.

Bank of America

Bank of America
Ad for home loan
Homeless guy sleeping in ATM vestibule

Saturday, March 26, 2005

Random Carrots

Came upon a random bunch of baby carrots on the street. I tried to put them in some context: Blue wall/orange carrots? Unnatural plastic orange cone/natural vegitable orange cones? I think I like the top photo best of the three after all. I had a hard time with the levels, colors and textures this these.

Wanna share a cab?

What the...?


Top: Bouley
Mid, Bottom: Union Square

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Running with the 'Phants

I'm about to post a ridiculous number of photos in a single entry, but I want to tell this whole story in one shot, and I still don't have a good sense of how photos are best presented, so at least this way they're all in chronological order.

11:30pm ET Thin crowds already forming at the metal gates set up along 34th street.

35th street at the mouth of the Midtown Tunnel, the crowd is giddy with anticipation

Upstairs neighbor. I can't imagine what he thought was going on if he didn't know we were waiting for elephants.

Coming up on half past midnight and still no elephants. A girl nearby got a call from her friend at the other end of the tunnel. The elephants had been there and were on the way. Just another 10 or 15 minutes. The crowd was literally crawling the walls. Some entertained themselves by cheering on the turning of the traffic light: "Green! C'mon Green!"

The first elephant emerged.

Everyone gave the one-hand camera salute.

Someone mentioned that they would be moving quickly, but this was faster than parade pace. Not the leisurely lumbering I expected.

Flash! Flash!

There were horses too, followed by ponies. But enough of that, the elephants are making their way to 34th street and around the corner. With collective whoop, the crowd started to run. Run! A nervous and confused motorist pulled up along a group in front of me as we ran across 35th street to try to head the elephants off at Park Ave. "What's going on??" "Elephants!"

This is the shot I came to get. Elephants and the Empire State Building. I'm not sure what those specs are. I think it's all the light reflecting off the lens.

Elephants cross 5th Ave.

This way to the Garden.

This is what photobloggers look like

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Elephants on parade

I'll post a whole series tomorrow (today after sleep), but I wanted to get one up just to say I was able to be there. A surreal experience like only New York City can offer.
-35th St. at the mouth of the Midtown tunnel

Monday, March 21, 2005


Amy's Bread, Chelsea Market. I don't know why I'm so drawn to these. This is the second time I've taken pictures of these draped rags.


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