Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Big Door, Little Door

Old loading dock door in Times Square, on W. 41st St., between 7th and 8th Ave.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Plaza Bear

A giant stuffed bear-doorman outside one of the shops at the Plaza Hotel. I'm not sure what the story of the bear is. Is it a character from the Eloise books, which are set in the Plaza, or just something fun?

Monday, February 27, 2017


Vespa in DUMBO. I always see this bike parked at the same spot on Water St., and it always has a parking ticket.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Chocolate machine

Machine on display at Jacques Torres Chocolate in DUMBO. It is a panning machine, which is used to coat nuts, fruit, etc. I guess you put the chocolate in the big vat, which spins, and the nuts or whatever are shot in through that tube.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Rebellions are built on hope.

I don't know what made me think of this movie on this Inauguration Day . . .

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Jane's Carousel

Jane's Carousel in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The carousel was originally built in 1922 by the Philadelphia Tobaggan Company for an amusement park in Youngstown, Ohio. The horses were carved by John Zalar and Frank Carretta. In the 1980s, it was purchased and restored by David and Jane Wallentas, real estate moguls of DUMBO. In 2011, it finally re-opened in a new glass pavilion by the East River.