Monday, May 30, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

the end is nigh

We have till Saturday apparently.
So why don't you just deposit all your remaining money into my bank account?
Just let me know and I'll send you the details.
Talking about which, there seem to be ads all over town about the impending earthquake.
Especially on the subway trains.
One such ad promotes a book you can buy at Barnes & Noble.
Do they really care about the money if the world is going under in a few days?
Or do they have a special agreement with God where they can actually take some with them when they go?


Tuesday, May 17, 2011

the strange beauty of decay

This is right in the middle
of one of New York's most bustling areas.
The border of Chinatown and Tribeca.
Courtlandt Alley I think the name is.

Monday, May 16, 2011

yonatan rozin & shane shanahan

One already world famous percussionist
and one to come.
Yonatan is my nephew.

haircut $7 or $700

In New York you can get a haircut for less than $7.
I've seen $6 haircuts being advertised in Chinatown.
I'm sure there are $5 ones as well in the outer boroughs.
But you can as easily spend $700 getting snipped.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Character project in NY

I walked pass Gansevoort Plaza opposite the Apple store
in the hip meatpacking district in NY.

A green container draw my attention.

Inside they show 8 short films, by 8 directors.
Apparently USA has partnered with RSA Films and Ridley & Tony Scott.

It just for three days in NY.
13-15 May.
I love these kind of free events.
New York always has a lot of cool things to experience for free.

check out character project.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

chinatown games

Whenever the weather permits
groups of Chinese men and women
gather in the park in China Town, New York,
playing games,
listening to classic chinese music,
hanging out, pick-nicking,
and I assume, gossiping.
I often take my lunch there too.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

the new yorker

The classic massive hotel next to Madison Square Garden.
From an angle most tourists won't see it.
Not even those who stay in it.
Simply because there's really no reason to venture to the area from which I shot this image.
If you don't live or work there.
Not many, if any, bars or restaurants around.
It isn't the prettiest part of New York.
The south part of what is Hell's Kitchen.
I't's not so much a hell nowadays.
Other than if you try get through Lincoln tunnel by car. Traffic jams.
On the positive side there are new residential buildings sprouting where old carriage houses and drug dens are thorn down.
It's getting gentrified in other words.
I don't go there all too often even so.
I just walk around Manhattan looking for the odd angles.
And this evening I happened to attend a party nearby.
And as usual I was armed with my Nikon d700.

duck in chinatown

I work and eat in Chinatown, New York City.
This joint is on Canal Street,
just across from the office.
I think it's called Canal Best Food or something.
In Chinatown they all have names impossible to remember.
There's plenty of good Chinese, and Vietnamese, food in this part of town.
This one has excellent duck and chicken.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011