Tag Archives: New York

The High Line – New York City

29 Oct

From the plaques placed in the High Line Park:

“The High Line was built by the New York Central Railroad between 1929 and 1934 to lift dangerous freight trains from Manhattan’s streets.  The Highline’s trains carried meat, produce and dairy products into warehouses and factories at the third-floor [ed: British English: 2nd floor] level.  It was known as the ‘Life Line of New York’.

As trucking began to replace rail as the primary means of moving freight in New York Cty, train traffic declined on the High Line, and the southernmost section as torn down.  By 1980, the trains had stopped running.

In 1999, with the High Line threatened with demolition, neighbourhood residents formed Friends of the Highlight to advocate for the preservation and reuse of the structure.  In 2002, the City of New York boldly committed to transport the High Line into a one-of-a-kind park.”

Interestingly it is less ‘one-of-a-kind’ as more cities are considering turning dis-used rail infrastructure into public recreation space.

I took a lot of pictures, these are the park itself.

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Great shots! :)

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Tangled – New York City

25 Oct

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Good one! :)

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Empire State Building – New York City

23 Aug

With the entire afternoon left, and endless possibilities in NYC, we headed to the Empire State Building. Amazed at the fact that there was no line to get to the top, this was our second PEAK of the day. I know it’s cheating to have two Peaks, but walking through the building and surpassing where a line-up (of up to 2 hours) normally is, well, that’s just lucky. At the top of the Conservatory – you can see the WHOLE of NYC. All the movies come to mind that were filmed up there – none of which I can remember now – but WOW. That view. Peak, peak, peak of a lifetime.

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Nice shots and what a view! :)

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Passing By – Manhattan, New York City

9 Aug

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Excellent image! :)

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Comics – Brooklyn, New York

7 Aug

These are panels from various comics I’ve done in the past, redrawn for one reason or another. Each one is a little under 3″ x  3″, though some are a bit bigger and some a bit smaller. Most are drawn with permanent ink on acid-free graph paper, although a few are on watercolor paper. Each one is twenty dollars, plus two dollars to help defray the price of shipping and paypal fees.

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Excellent work! :)

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July Fourth – Finger Lakes, New York

3 Aug

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Prom – Queens, New York

27 Jul

on the way to prom Queens NY

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Fancy, fancy! :)

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New York

9 May

“A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know.”
― Diane Arbus

The Secret

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Fantastic image! :)

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Staatsburg, New York

6 May

More turtles

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Nice! :)

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New York, New York

18 Apr

Once upon a time, when I was 18, I was in an improv troupe. We had a performance on the day that Danny Kaye died and I asked our director (a college student) if we could dedicate that night’s performance to him, you know because he was a classic comedian and all. The director said, “Who’s that?” I said, “Nevermind,” and walked off.

To put it mildly and succinctly, Danny Kaye was a comic genius. His specialty was making silly faces while singing silly songs very quickly. If you needed that, he was your man. If you didn’t need that, well, he could do whatever you wanted him to.

The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is based on a James Thurber story about a man who is a henpecked husband and escapes into an imaginary dreamworld whenever he gets the chance. For the movie, they added a thrilling storyline to his reality. I could say more but I won’t. You really do need to trust me on these things. I promise if I were standing behind you for a trust fall, I would definitely try to catch you.

The feel of this movie is very similar to “My Favorite Brunette”, which is another film I will recommend to you when the time is right. It also shares the theme of accidental intrigue.

The wonderful Virginia Mayo plays opposite Kaye and is definitely able to hold up her side of every scene she is in. You can tell she was a smart, insightful woman. She has really cool costumes too.

And now I feel it is my duty to explain a little about the director, Norman Z. McLeod. He directed a lot of comedies which are considered classics today, though his name isn’t as well known as say, Howard Hawks, Billy Wilder, or Preston Sturges. He’s famous, but not that famous. Here’s a short list of some of his most famous films before he made Mitty: Horse Feathers, Topper (!), and Merrily We Live. After Mitty, he went on to direct many Bob Hope films like Road to Rio, The Paleface, My Favorite Spy, and Casanova’s Big Night (one of my favorite Hope movies). FYI, the best Bob Hope movie is The Ghostbreakers. You need to know that or else you may not get into heaven.

So let me sum this up. You have a great cast, a great director, a great story and a little time on your hands. Obviously you need to watch the movie.

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Classic film for sure, haven’t seen the remake yet. :)

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Brooklyn, New York

16 Apr


Shot with the Samsung HZ-35W on the streets of Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Photograph of a woman's legs and feet on a window sill in Brooklyn, New York

Great shot! :)

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Fire Island, New York

14 Mar

As I was recently cleaning up around my room and relentlessly trying to find god knows what, I accidentally came across an old disposable camera of mine. Having absolutely no recollection of what it could have been from, I excitedly took it to get developed. As I looked through the pictures, I relived summer memories of visiting Fire Island in New York.

While I was in New York over the summer, I visited my cousins in Huntington. One of the days we were there, we took a mini trip to Fire Island to enjoy the nice weather, California style. This required a short drive followed by a ferry ride in which many families pushed and shoved their way on in hopes of not having to wait for the next one. Luckily, we got on and it was smooth sailing from there. Throughout the day I enjoyed a dip in the surprisingly warm ocean, soaked up the sun I had been missing so much, and cooled down with a mega scoop of ice cream from the small town next to the beach.

As I looked around at all the beautiful beach cottages, I daydreamed about living in one some day and being able to wake up to the sounds and sights of the ocean. Big windows flooded with light, soft bushes of grass and sand as a front yard, spacious patios; they were all so dreamy!

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Photo: Maddy Rotman

Great find and a really fun shot! :)

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Syracuse, New York

13 Mar

Please find attached an image which is entitled “A Cabal Of Toes.” It’s from an unpublished album of ‘sandwiched’ color slides I produced while attending Syracuse University. Have fun!

doubled image of feet in front of a window in  Syracuse, New York

Very creative! :)


Washington Square Park, New York City, New York

16 Feb


Odd performance to stumble upon!  :)

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New York, New York

12 Feb

Rockefeller Center

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Nice shot! :)

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