Saturday, August 6, 2011

hot date tonight?

Need a quick bouquet?

Tommy’s got your back.

53 Bruckner, same as always.

Friday, August 5, 2011

oddly familiar

It’s Friday!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

it’s a put on

people forget they’re hiding

that long cool woman at 3


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

take it to the bridge

about 2 minutes in

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

like painted kites, those days and nights, they went flyin’ by

I’m impressed with the expansion and rebuilding talent the MTA is showing at the moment, especially in the Second Avenue Subway. You can read a little more about that here:

But far better is a FaceBook page the MTA posts each week.
 The underground track work going on is just amazing.

all photos by the NYC MTA
But so is the singing talent! 
Check out Gary Russo, underground subway builder
 channeling ol’ blue eyes at 73rd and Second.

University Heights? Oh.

New York University built a Bronx campus high on a bluff here in 1894, 8 years after the ClockTower. 

NYU sold their campus to CUNY in 1972 and they renamed it Bronx Community College.

The “University” name has remained. So have the heights.

Monday, August 1, 2011

a dreadful practice but a beautiful day

According to The United States LightHouse Society, Execution Rock Lighthouse in the Long Island Sound was built in the 1840’s and finally lit about 1850, some 36 years before our ClockTower. I jumped at a chance yesterday to sail out from City Island and take a look.

The Boulinér is a 37foot Seidelmann Yacht designed as a sloop and built for cruising/racing in the late 1980’s. She’s in race ready shape today.

Boulinér flies a mainsail and a Genoa jib, and she’s as pretty below deck as she is above.

Yesterday was sunny and hot and pleasure craft were all over the sound.

We took a northeast windward heading, tacking back and forth out towards the lighthouse.

Legend has it the name ”Execution Rocks” recalls a dreadful practice during the Revolutionary War when men were chained to the rocks at low tide, then allowed to drown as the tide swelled in.

It was a beautiful day on the water and for awhile,
 I took the helm!

Yes! Thank you Boulinér. 

And thank you Joyce! and Captain Roy!