Monday, February 25, 2008

Snow Melts on Tree Branch

As the snow begins to melt away...

Sunday, February 24, 2008

The Snowmen of Brooklyn

The snowman of Carroll Street:The snowman of 3rd Street... I had seen the kid making this one the day before and I was wondering what the heck he was doing with beer bottles.. now it's clear:

Friday, February 22, 2008

Snow in Park Slope

Hey did you hear about the snow today?

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Stoops Out Lights On

What's interesting about this block in Park Slope is that virtually the entire side of the street consists of brownstones that have had their stoops removed, entrances placed at ground level and these concrete bench/tree planters placed in front. They also all have the same light fixtures. The opposite side of the street has many similar buildings as well. There are some variances amongst them but at ground level they are all pretty much the same. If memory serves me correctly, this is St John's Place. Anyone know the story?

Monday, February 18, 2008

Time for a New Chair

Sometimes you just know when it's time to get new furniture. Other times you resist and hold off as long as you can- "if I just throw a pillow over the spring that's sticking out of the couch, it's as good as new". This chair has seen better days but it certainly has good bones beneath all that ripped fabric (what the hell happened to it?). As seen on President St.- appropriately enough- today on President's Day.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Mixture of Styles

Here's a weird building in Gowanus. The 2nd story looks like a later addition in a completely discongruous style to the lower portion. The whole thing looks sort of abandoned, although it's entirely possible that it's connected to another building and this is just the back side.

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Fourth Ave Big Clouds

Some surreal clouds looking down 4th Avenue (I don't have to mention it's at 8th St. do I?). You can see the minimal progress so far on The Argyle luxury condo building on the near left. Two floors so far. Some have likened Fourth Ave as the Park Ave. of Brooklyn, but it's not exactly there yet.. maybe in 10 years. maybe never. Probably never, it has it's own unique and developing character. It's closer to the Bowery right now than anything.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Park Slope School Bus Graffiti Truck

Yellow school bus and graffiti box truck on 5th Avenue in Park Slope.

Saturday, February 09, 2008

Church Condos

The open lot next door to the Iglesia Pentacostal La Biblia Inc. (Inc?!) is being developed into condos. 10 units to be exact. I would assume based on looking at the lot's width and location at 701 Union Street between 4th and 5th Avenues that it would be 5 stories of 2 units per floor. 10 stories of floorthroughs seems unlikely to me although presumably they have air rights from the church.Here's the guys putting up the sign. Excavation has already begun as of a few weeks ago.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

More from the Ticker Tape Parade

Here's a few more from the Giants' celebration... bad day to work in an office with windows that don't open:Putting the kid to work:
Huge crowds:
The aftermath:

Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Giants Superbowl Victory Ticker Tape Parade

There were some HUGE crowds down on Broadway yesterday celebrating the NY Giants victory in Superbowl 42 over the 18*-1 Patriots.Looking down towards Trinity Church:
Hard to see.. seems like everyone's got a camera out:
That's Mayor Bloomberg in the front of the float:
Best picture- there's the trophy... who's number one?!
Congrats Giants.

Monday, February 04, 2008

Changing Up the Billboard

I just assumed they climbed up to the roof from inside the building but apparently they use a super long cherrypicker. As seen on 4th Ave above the soon to open coffee shop at Carroll St.