The first night of September was beautiful on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. 70°F, no humidity… a perfect fall evening during the last days of summer. Traffic zooms down Broadway past the 72nd Street subway station. Midnight along Columbus Avenue on Manhattan’s Upper West Side and all is quiet.
The streets on the Upper West Side of Manhattan were wet and empty as Hurricane Irene arrived Sunday morning. No cars or pedestrians along New York City’s Columbus Avenue Sunday morning as Irene arrived.
An amazing sunset reflected against the clouds over New York City’s Columbus Avenue inspired me to experiment with something new for me… HDR. HIgh Dynamic Range imaging lets the photographer capture a wide range of highlights, shadows and colors using a several images merged together and manipulated with photo processing software. This image is a [...]
Water towers are as New York as yellow taxicabs, and just as omnipresent. A distinctive feature of residential (and many commercial buildings) in New York City is the presence of wooden roof-mounted water towers, which were required on all buildings higher than six stories by city ordinance in the 19th century because the municipal water pipes [...]
It was a wet Sunday on the Upper West Side of Manhattan… but the weekend brunch crowd still ventured out onto the sidewalks at 73rd Street and Columbus looking for food. According to the NY Daily News… New York broke an all-time record for a one-day rainfall Sunday as up to 8 inches of water [...]
6:30am. 67ºF. Low humidity. The sun peaking over the buildings of Manhattan’s east side. Makes for a picture perfect morning for a walk in Central Park.
2012 UPDATE: For 2012, the “Manhattanhenge” dates are Tuesday, May 29 at 8:17 pm; Wednesday, May 30 at 8:16 pm… and for the return trip Wednesday, July 11 at 8:24 pm; Thursday, July 12 at 8:25 pm. ______________________ Twice a year, New Yorkers get a chance to experience “Manhattanhenge”, the recurring solar event where the [...]