Posts Tagged ‘NYC’

Early Morning Night Visions

November 2, 2012

The following photos were taken today between  5:30 am and 7:00 am. Friday morning, November 2 along First Ave, NYC.  Manhattan remains divided between a city of light and a city of darkness days after Sandy.

1st Ave at 5:30

1st Ave

City Bus

Looking south on 1st Ave

Daylight on 3rd Ave in East Harlem

The Wrath of Sandy

October 31, 2012

No street lights.


A dangling crane.


Scary. Very scary.


No phone.  No hot water. No music. No lights.   No food.  No heat.  No coffee.

No electricity.

This blog is sent to you from a sidewalk in front of Starbucks where I am peaching on their WiFi as there are so many people in there you can not get in the place .

Cycling 40 blocks for a cup of coffee.  No fun.

And at least  four more days of the same.

The sole consolation: it is quiet.  Very, very quiet.  18th century quiet.

The following images were taken the morning after in various parts of the city as I made my way up town in search of coffee and food, in that order.



The empty FDR Drive.














12 Hours Later: NYC Awaiting Hurricane Sandy at 9:30 am

October 29, 2012

It is the absence and the quiet that is so strange.  The almost silence amidst the dog walkers and coffee drinkers, beneath the drizzling ominous sky and, every by and by,  a push-me-across- the street gust of wind.

Houston Street

Lenin atop Red Square and an Ominous Sky

Marble Cemetery: the dead are not concerned.

With man’s best friend.

Silent Second Ave

Grey sky

No school crossing today

She comes. 

Katz’s Deli Fears Not Sandy.

Ludlow Street void of hipsters.