Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Taking the new with the old (neighborhoods, that is)

It's this guy, again, at Nostrand and Lafayette...
accompanied today by a holy lady
last night in Bushwick
the new neighborhood, downtown Brooklyn/Boerum Hill has this gigantic fruit stand - it seemed to go on for an entire block
and then in BookCourt, the bookstore on Court St, I spied Eileen's book on a table of 'suggested titles'
Atlantic Ave. races into the future, except for this place, Hank's Saloon, at Third Ave and Atlantic

The Notorious B.I.G. honored here at Lexington & Bedford
and I needed a ticket, fast, to take care of the Christmas blues
somewhere in Bed-Stuy someone has an idea about governance
This is what it looks like when you get on the train at rush hour, going in the wrong direction - lots of space, and a few sleepy people. Everyone else is on the other train, going into Manhattan.
the possibilities are endless
looking through a hole in the sky, Barclay's Center
the construction never stops here on Flatbush Avenue
But I love that this small building persists in reminding us of what the neighborhood used to be about
these good people are in search of decent affordable housing for everyone in NYC, kept behind barriers - a police tactic that everyone now accepts, creating distance between freedom of speech and the person the speech is intended for, in this case, the Mayor
while these good people are waiting to get into the press conference being held by the Mayor where he will speak to the issue of affordable housing
since I moved, my commute takes me to the heart of the financial district before heading for the Staten Island Ferry
Lafayette Ave at Nostrand. The importance of a central theme communicated through symmetry
A storefront in Ridgewood near my storage space fascinates me, draws me in. I will go in next time just to satisfies my curiosity.
this is it - the last hour of the last day as I moved from my old place in Bed-Stuy to the temple in Boerum Hill

Friday, December 25, 2015

Good Morning, Boerum Hill (my new neighborhood)

This is my favorite building in the new neighborhood, so far. I wouldn't mind living here. All those windows!
The Autocephalous Church, Atlantic Ave.
Atlantic Ave. Pub, closed on Christmas morning.
But the bagel place is open!

At the tail end of Atlantic Ave, there's the Port Authority of Brooklyn
And across from that is entrance to the piers

Manhattan, through the fog
The northern tip of Governor's Island
The Staten Island Ferry making its way towards Whitehall

on the walk back from the piers to Boerum Hill
On Hicks St. near Joralemon, two carriage houses. I'll take both of them, please.
Coffee, pizza, beer - all kinds of food to eat in or have delivered. the possibilities are endless on Atlantic Ave.
An Italian meat place on Atlantic - the light just wasn't right to capture the actual inside of the store but rather got everything else instead.
I could live here, too, if they asked me to. On State Street near Bond.

Sunday, November 29, 2015

November remembers

inside an inside door, some subway station or other

on the R-train, someone uses a seat as a teacup

then on the G-train platform, cops arrest someone for fare evasion and I have to act as witness less something else goes wrong

the Brooklyn Technical High School lets the kids out, Fort Greene

wall of photographs of Bed-Stuy residents installed outside 'Sincerely Tommy' clothing store, Tompkins & Monroe Aves.

pizza box in the trash - first time I've seen the Twin Towers replaced by the new WTC in a NY business logo

two statements of coordinated footwear & pants

nearly full moon rises at Franklin & Lafayette Aves

sorry, but I saw a Death's Head

ah...that's the full moon over Van Buren Street
symmetry with scant attention paid to aesthetics

in Ridgewood, Queens - I'm drawn to this place by their signs

sunset over Nostrand Ave.