Saturday, October 15, 2011

The sounds of the city sifting through trees

Can you imagine us

Years from today,

Sharing a park bench quietly?

How terribly strange to be seventy.

Old friends,

Memory brushes the same years,

Silently sharing the same fears.


215th Street and 10th Avenue

Friday, October 14, 2011

I heard a rumour it’s Friday

I’m just thinkin’ about those lonely nights
When I waited for your call.
755 Drake Street
‘Til I found out all my friends were right, ooh oooh

I didn’t know you at all!

1987, the silly and wonderful 80’s 

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Hi-ho “The Dairy”. Oh.


close enough but not too far

ClockTowerTenant and professional makeup artist Jennifer Nam said in our comments:

Sounds like a great idea! It’s never a dull moment on the roof. In fact, I remember the last roof party.


“My house is out of the ordinary, 
that’s right don’t want to hurt nobody, 
Some things sure can sweep me off my feet, 
Burnin’ down the house. 
No visible means of support 
and you have not seen nothin’ yet”

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

the endless Summer

comes to an end.

Summer, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

bring a camera and a drink

no new ideas

Roman Aquaduct
From Wikipedia:
“11 separate aqueducts supplied the city of Rome and were built over a span of 500 years. The first, the Aqua Appia, was built in 312 BC. Aqua Novus stretched the farthest from the city, reaching approximately 59 miles away.” 

Look familiar?
That’s the High Bridge just south of where Interstate 95 crosses the Harlem River near 179th Street, also known as the Aquaduct Bridge. It brings 40 million gallons of gravity fed water through the Bronx and into New York City everyday from the Croton Reservoir, about 40 miles away.

When it was completed in 1842 (almost 44 years before our ClockTower) it was all stone, consisting of 15 masonry arches. At the time it was the largest engineering project in America.
But increasingly tall sea traffic couldn’t fit underneath. Screwup. So in 1927 the Army Corps of Engineers replaced five of the stone arches over the Harlem River with one enormous 360 foot steel arch.
Now we’re talkin’.

Today, all but two of the remaining stone arches are on our side, the Bronx side.

Two survived in Manhattan.

The steel arch was slated for paint, new fencing and security cameras as part of a $60million renovation, but that was put on hold due to the recession.

The aquaduct had always been open as a public walkway but was forced closed in 1960 when vandals ripped out the fences and dropped large rocks on passing boats.
stay classy.
where Interstate 95 crosses the Harlem river

Sunday, October 9, 2011

what’s the difference between the pope and your boss?

The pope only expects you to kiss his ring.