Thursday, May 10, 2018

when being in the second place was better

New Yorkers of a certain age remember grabbing the morning paper on the way to the subway.

Besides broadcast, it was the only way to learn the news.

But you never took the top paper, you slid out #2.

Because the top one was always gritty. 

It had been left on top all day, protecting the rest.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

how we roll

I photographed this scooter decked out for Halloween on 138th street and Brook Avenue.

This week it was at Maria’s Tire.

The decor apparently evolves with the seasons!

So has Maria’s Tire Shop, from this post in August 2010:

And check out this touring version from 2012!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

oh how the neighborhood has changed

Back in July 2010 I put up some pics about that bronze plaque being ripped off and stolen.

Eight years later and the stonework has been completely redone.

And it’s surrounded by unmolested tulips.

That’s fantastic.

Sunday, May 6, 2018

one nation under God