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I worked in this building for six years, until, well, all of that stuff happened, and any time I would have to explain where I worked to someone, I would distinguish it from all of the other monolithic grey towers on sixth avenue by describing it as “the…
I worked in this building for six years, until, well, all of that stuff happened, and any time I would have to explain where I worked to someone, I would distinguish it from all of the other monoli…
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taken last month. I can almost never pass by radio city music hall and not take a picture of its signage – to me, this is some of the best in the city. The pinnacle of what beautiful, character-filled, decorative signage can be. The robber barons did a…
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Glass curtain buildings are boring and have no particularly redeeming architectural value from the outside*, save for one thing – their ability to reflect other things that are more beautiful. * the relatively bright, column-less spaces can be nice to…
Glass curtain buildings are boring and have no particularly redeeming architectural value from the outside*, save for one thing – their ability to reflect other things that are more beautiful…
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Closeup detail of railing to stairs on a brownstone.
Closeup detail of railing to stairs on a brownstone.
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New York City fire houses, even the relatively nondescript ones, still have the best signage. One of my favorite podcasts is 99 percent invisible, which discusses the hidden design of everyday things. I don’t think they’ve addressed this specific item…
New York City fire houses, even the relatively nondescript ones, still have the best signage. One of my favorite podcasts is 99 percent invisible, which discusses the hidden design of everyday thin…
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Classic window signage down on Houston street. From back when it was essential to advertise your air conditioning.
Classic window signage down on Houston street. From back when it was essential to advertise your air conditioning.
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I used to work across from this building, and prior to its renovation/takeover by a different corporate owner, the lobby was home/host to a great masterwork of American art, America Today by Thomas Hart Benton. That mural has been donated to the Met,…
I used to work across from this building, and prior to its renovation/takeover by a different corporate owner, the lobby was home/host to a great masterwork of American art, America Today by Thomas…
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Last night, a friend had a party on her roof in Brooklyn, and the sunset was one for the ages – it was one of those nights that started getting documented on social media all over the place. I decided to take a little time with the real camera. And by…
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public art in union square. From The NYC Parks Department description: Lionel Smit,MORPHOUS June 13, 2016 to April 30, 2017 Union Square Park, Manhattan Description: MORPHOUS is an exploration of hybrid identity and its ever-changing nature within South…
public art in union square. From The NYC Parks Department description: Lionel Smit,MORPHOUS June 13, 2016 to April 30, 2017 Union Square Park, Manhattan Description: MORPHOUS is an exploration of h…
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Tekserve is closing. For those who don’t know, tekserve was the oldest, originalist, apple store in NYC. They were where you went back when apple stores didn’t exist, back when apple was actually the struggling upstart. And even after apple became the…
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Subway traffic signal. We are not exactly using cutting edge technology in our 100+ year-old system for moving millions of people around on a daily basis. I marvel daily at our ability to function.
Subway traffic signal. We are not exactly using cutting edge technology in our 100+ year-old system for moving millions of people around on a daily basis. I marvel daily at our ability to function.
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I’m going to try to upload individual or small sets of photos on a more frequent basis. I’ve been carrying the new camera almost everywhere, and if I wait until I get around to editing large batches, I’ll never catch up. So while this isn’t approaching…
I’m going to try to upload individual or small sets of photos on a more frequent basis. I’ve been carrying the new camera almost everywhere, and if I wait until I get around to editing …
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new yorker, lawyer, casual cyclist and photographer, and spinster-cat-lady-in-training
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