Posts tagged nyc
Posts tagged nyc
Fresh Off The Boat Immigrants Welcome… on Flickr.
This is the world’s largest private yacht, the 536-foot-long M/Y Eclipse. It belongs to Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, and it was anchored in the Upper Bay this weekend, midway between Lady Liberty and Ellis Island. That’s not simply a matter of perspective that has the yacht eclipsing America’s beacon of welcome. The ship is three-and-a-half times long from bow to stern as Lady Liberty is tall.
The Eclipse caused a stir back in February, when its appearance was noted at Reddit. Gothamist wrote at the time that the super-yacht, “features 2 helicopter pads, 24 guest cabins, two swimming pools, a few hot tubs, a disco hall, a military-grade missile defense system, and a mini-submarine.”
Central Park Super G - Split Shots on Flickr.
Post-blizzard stunt skier Gabrielle transforms a staircase in Central Park into a downhill showcase. As dozens of park visitors looked on, she strapped on her skis at the top of the stairs and pushed off—managing to take flight by the second landing. Gabrielle picked up the pair of Rossingnols for $30 on the street last night for the express purpose of ruining them on unconventional urban slopes. After this run, she was packing up her equipment in search of staircases with a smaller audience.
Hurricane Sandy drove the waters out of the ocean and into New York harbor this week, sending the East and Hudson Rivers over their banks and onto the streets of the city. Here are three shots (before, during, and after) of the East River taken at 63rd Street and the FDR Drive.
Solo + Backup on Flickr.
Australian songstress Amanda Merdzan travels back to NYC and performs a set at Gizzi’s in the Village. It looks like Marilyn Monroe is singing backup.
Next show next month: Tuesday 11/13 at Piano’s on the Lower East Side.
Resonable Self Promotion on Flickr.
A go-getter takes his or her job search to the street, looking for a rich person to assist—probably not in spelling or syntax though. I shot this back in 2009 and recently came across it in my archives.
Straight Lines and Curves on Flickr.
The straight vertical lines of the Curtiss-Wright (orig. Ampico) Building built in 1923 are shown up by the sloping glass curtain wall of SOM’s 1974 tower 9 West 57th. Some criticized the latter building’s curved facade for destroying the streetwall along 57th Street. Indeed, immediately below the frame of this image, the raw, unwindowed side of the Curtiss-Wright building is exposed where another building once abutted it. The net effect is that it looks like Cross & Cross’s building has been pantsed by modernism.
Twenty Seconds Over Washington Square on Flickr.
Dusk falls over Washington Square on an unseasonably warm April evening. The Washington Square Arch is brightly lit through the trees just at center-left. 1 Fifth Avenue towers above the square, marking a new phase in the city’s march to the north.
iCar on Flickr.
iPhone iconography jumps to automobile on 62nd Street in Manhattan.
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The air octopus, or Airctopus of Coney Island is a creature both mesmerizing and terrifying. Although it lives in the air, it does most of its feeding by the edge of the ocean, where the supply of children left unattended on beaches is abundant.
It is not uncommon to see airctopi hunt in pairs, although the rare albino airctopus normally hunts alone. Lacking the camouflage of the more common blue airctopus, the cloud-colored creature must wait until bright sunny days when blue skies are filled with whispy cirrus clouds. Then, it will hover silently above its prety for some minutes, buefore slowly entangling its meal in its flowing tentacles.
See larger, more detailed pictures at my Flickr photostream.
Downtown on Flickr.
1 WTC (under construction), 7 WTC, Woolworth Building, Gehry’s 8 Spruce.