Wednesday, January 30, 2013

A Sweet Elixir

And it is the peace and quiet of great solitude that is so addictive and intoxicating to those who "get it." 

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

A Gone Vista on a Gone Day

"The cousin dropped us off at the sad lights of a carnival on Alameda Boulevard at Federal... There were merry-go-rounds, Ferris wheels, popcorn, roulette wheels, sawdust, and hundreds of young Denver kids in jeans wandering around. Dust rose to the stars together with every sad music on earth."
-- Jack Kerouac, On the Road

Sunday, January 27, 2013

Dutchess County anyone?

Hudson Valley's Dutchess County has it all, from the NYDailyNews

Lincoln Square Synagogue, NYC

Lincoln Square Synagogue, Manhattan’s first new temple in 50 years, opens its doors, from the NYDailyNews

 "Most impressively, the new Lincoln Square Synagogue is the first synagogue built in Manhattan in more than half a century."

Saturday, January 19, 2013


These are photos I took today of street views showing the inside of Chelsea art galleries. I love how the outdoor buildings and cars are reflected and visible in the glass facades of the galleries.

The Great Walls of NYC

"Murals, in all their variety, decorate outside walls, hallways, auditoriums and even stairwells in schools throughout the city. They celebrate diversity, capture characters in favorite stories, reflect the communities where students live and the subjects they are studying, and illustrate important events and even important ideas."

The PS 97 mural. I was a teacher at PS 97 from 1989 - 1999.

And the PS 51 mural. I was a teacher at PS 51 from 1971 - 1985. 
The photo below the mural was taken on the 1972 graduation day. 

The children at PS 51 painted a wall. 
Then, a story about the wall mural appeared in a children's magazine.
The photo above is of me and a student. It was taken in 1972, after the graduation that year.  
The wall mural is clearly visible in the background.
(The students painted the wall, the illustration of the wall for the periodical was I think by J. Robinson)

Friday, January 18, 2013

Gladstone Gallery

 Late Trees #7, 2012 Mixed media on linen; 80 1/4 x 75 1/4 inches (203.8 x 191.1 cm)

Carroll Dunham at Gladstone Gallery

Carroll Dunham, the website

in the NYTimes

Golden Boy

I saw Golden Boy tonight and Paul Rudd and Julie Yaeger were sitting next to me.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Winter in New York City

from the NYDailyNews archive:

Saturday, January 12, 2013

The Anne Frank Center USA

Anne Frank on Merwedeplein

The Frank Family on Merwedeplein

Merwedeplein now

Anne Frank house, Anne's room

This is a page from the diary of Anne Frank

This is the secret annex, the back of the house

Art Installation by Tom Otterness

"An art installation by Tom Otterness, called Life Underground, was installed in 2001 in the NYC subway station at 14th Street and 8th Avenue. It features whimsical bronze sculptures, including a sewer alligator, scattered about the station." I was at that station today and took these photos.

George Morfogen, actor

George Morfogen played Bob Rebadow in the HBO series, OZ. I saw him in the local supermarket and I was so happy I had my camera for this great photo op.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Fabbri Mansion

coming soon!

Fabbri house
11 East 62nd Street

7 East 95th Street

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

5135 Kensington Avenue

Meet Me in St. Louis

the real Kensington Avenue, now