Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Accordion Man

The world famous Park Slope accordion guy street performer in action on 7th Ave. Actually I have no idea if he's famous or not, anyone know who he is? I bet he shops at Main Squeeze for all his accordion needs.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

5th Avenue Fair

Sunday was the Fabulous Fifth Avenue Fair in Park Slope. Unlike most other street fairs in New York, this one was filled with a huge variety of local merchants and not the usual zeppole, tube socks and mozzarepa trifecta that normally dominate these things (although they were represented). Most of the restaurants on 5th Ave had their own booths and there was a significant amount of beer being sold. This section of the fair had rides and games for kids.This is the only picture I took as I was too busy stuffing my face with $3 Sixpoint drafts from Biscuit BBQ, $3 sushi handrolls from Blue Ribbon, and $1 Ribs from 200 Fifth. Yum!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Dating in Fort Greene

I love how the 1891 date on this Fort Greene beauty is painted white. Great building.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Gowanus Shadows

No way I'm gonna leave you guys stranded on a Friday with just a single picture of some drilling in a vacant lot. I'm here for you with more than that. Here's some long shadows in Gowanus for your viewing pleasure.

Getting Drilled on 5th Avenue

What's up with the weird drilling apparatus today in the vacant lot on 5th Avenue at St John's Place in Park Slope? Paging Curbed.com! Paging! Propertyshark says it's a 20x80 vacant (duh) lot, address is 137 5th Ave, purchased in early 2004 for $500,000, zoned R6A with FAR of 3. I'd put 10:1 odds that the drilling is for soil samples to see if it's viable to build luxury condos. 3:1 on ground floor retail.

Monday, May 07, 2007

The Office is Closed Today

A man in Prospect Heights. An office. Some bricks. A hat. The number 1. An air conditioner. A closed gate. An arrow. Boarded up windows. Red lettering on a white background. A sidewalk. A briefcase. Oh and let's not forget about 850 gallons of yellow paint.

Sunday, May 06, 2007

South Bronx

This shot was taken at the Simpson St. stop on the 2/5 trains in the South Bronx at bustling Westchester Ave. I can't quite pinpoint exactly what neighborhood it is, it's sort of in between Longwood, Hunt's Point, and Morrisania. The nicely detailed station is on the National Register of Historic Places as of 9/04.

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Low Rider in Clinton Hill

All my friends know the low rider. The low rider is a little higher. The low rider drives a little slower.