I love old streetlamps. As a child in I used to love to see the lamplighter come by at night to light the gas streetlamps outside my window in Kensington, London. There are a handful of lamplighters left in London.
Yesterday at 9-10:30 am on November 27, 2016, I went to City Hall Park in Manhattan to see the vagrant female Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana) that I heard about on social media.
It is amazing how many unusual birds find their way to NYC. This robin sized bird drinks sap in holes made by a local Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. I also observed it hawking for insects. There were at least 30 birders there on Saturday morning peering up into the large trees.
A local American Kestrel showed up and the birds laid low.
Two other 4th Street Doors:
Washington Square Hotel was the Hotel Earle in 1902. It is a small eight-story residential hotel in New York’s fashionable Greenwich Village:
I wish you all a Happy Holiday with your family and friends. A composite with four leaves.