Thursday, September 27, 2012

Points of Observation

Classic and restrained solutions to the problem of having large wads of cash laying around. Mostly one dollar bills, I believe, but the display of real money in this gents' store window was provocative nonetheless. Below, additional possibilities for the elegant male.

The late summer sun through the leaves of the fig tree in the backyard; then additional lightplays -- light and shadow on the bathroom wall, with the light breaking apart into a soft prism; and late afternoon light streaming through the empty cavern of what used to be Daffy's at Atlantic Center, downtown Brooklyn.

The interest in this policing device on Lexington Ave., Bed-Stuy,  doesn't wane. I decided to get a closer look, below, at the mechanism and design.

One of the entrances to the Louis Armstrong Houses, where the police surveillance tower is parked. And below, a sign welcoming visitors to the housing block.

I love this Roti catering truck, which has been parked for months behind a fence in a lot near the Bed-Stuy YMCA.

The work continues on the Mark Morris Dance Group mural -- these shots taken a week after the first ones posted on September 21.

An important message about water, Third Ave., Brooklyn.

On Lafayette Street, Fort Greene . . .

and a glittering new bicycle as viewed from the rather filthy window of the No. 38 Bus.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Lately, of late

Going to the Sugarhill Supper Club for an Obama Fundraiser
Sugarhill has a mirrored stairway going up to the supper club. Not quite Versailles, but a bit like the old Tavern on the Green.

Once inside, it's dinner and a show

A hallway somewhere on the East Side

Late at night the trash cars come through the station

Street art at the Brooklyn Academy of Music

And a mural going up across the street at the Mark Morris Dance Academy

A Private Eye in Boerum Hill

Please forgive the proliferation of subway station shots, but I just had to say that the Bedford-Nostrand G-train station is really a block long. This view looks towards Bedford Ave. from Nostrand Ave.

On my way to the Park Slope Food Coop and this worker from the coop gets out of the subway station and then walks ahead of me with a shopping cart that he had parked at the variety store at the top of the subway stairs on Flatbush Ave. Taking a ride on the subway must knock off a good half hour from your shift, right?

An exalted eggplant at the Hattie Carthan Community Garden

No one riding in the back. A lonely night on the No. 38 Bus, then once off the bus, walking past the laundrymat, the little Christian Center, and the Van Buren Deli on my way home.

Scenes from a wedding


Scenes from a Crown Heights hang-out

Just some cars in a gas station lot (on Gates Ave., Bed-Stuy)