Chinatown

We like to visit and eat in Chinatown in Manhattan, New York City. The multi-floored  Golden Unicorn at 18 East Broadway has some of the best Dim Sum. When we go there we take a number and sit and wait in a hidden corner by a tattoo shop. Sometimes we dine less expensively at the tiny Tasty Hand Pulled Noodle place at 1 Doyers Street.

Years ago fireworks were allowed in Chinatown the noise and confetti was fun. The dead sparrow and bottle was there. I didn’t pose them or know how the sparrow died.

There is a marvelous almost hidden Chinese Market under the Manhattan Bridge. The entrance is between the arches. The trains roar overhead as you enter and inside is a colorful pandemonium. There is a huge variety of things for sale.

As we left the market on Saturday I saw this curious site in the Sophie Irene Loeb Playground. The old man was heating his feet on a fire he made.

Man heating his feet, Chinatown 4/8/2017
Man heating his feet, Chinatown 4/8/2017

We discovered a street market on Christie Street, parallel to the bridge entry ramp. The prices are amazingly low. A few of the stalls had long lines.

To tell the story I used photos spanning from 2004 until now.

Macy’s Flower Show

Every year Macy’s at Herald Square has a spring flower show. I usually go. Some years are better than others. This year’s is a riot of color for the carnival theme. The poor fish must feel overwhelmed. I look a little better in the skinny mirror.

Adams Dry Goods

This lovely building is at 675 Avenue of the Americas in New York City. Adams Dry Goods, erected at the start of the 20th Century, was one of the many fine stores on Ladies Mile. It contains a rectangular atrium of green and white marble. In 1902 Macy’s moved to Herold Square and soon after B. Altman, Bergdorf Goodman, Lord & Taylor, and Tiffany & Co. moved to 5th Avenue, spelling the end to Ladies Mile. The 6th Avenue L-train didn’t help business either. I am happy to say that many of the lovely old stores have not been demolished. I love the lion’s heads over the left and right archways. Recent stores using the ground floors were Barnes & Nobles followed by Trader Joe’s.

Created for Norm’s Thursday Doors April 6, 2017

Adams Dry Goods, 675 6 Avenue, NY 4/2/2017
Adams Dry Goods, 675 6 Avenue, NY 4/2/2017
Adams Dry Goods, 675 6 Avenue, NY 4/2/2017
Adams Dry Goods, 675 6 Avenue, NY 4/2/2017
Adams Dry Goods, 675 6 Avenue, NY 4/2/2017
Adams Dry Goods, 675 6 Avenue, NY 4/2/2017
ADG 1978 by Edmond V. Gillon
ADG 1978 by Edmond V. Gillon
ADG, NY Times Dec. 23, 1889
ADG, NY Times Dec. 23, 1889

Late Spring Birds

A selection of birds from March photographed in Central Park.

Song Sparrow, Central Park 3/29/2017
Song Sparrow, Central Park 3/29/2017 version 2

The Phoebe was hanging out at Turtle Pond. I didn’t get a close shot of it.

Judson Doors

The Judson Memorial Church at 239 Thompson Street on the south side of Washington Square Park, New York City was designed by Stanford White of McKim, Mead and White 1892. It is a composite of Byzantine, Lombardo-Romanesque or Renaissance Italianate. The building materials are terracotta and brick. The stained glass by John La Farge are amazing.

In 1890 the preacher Edward Judson initiated construction of Judson Church as a memorial to his father Adoniram Judson, the first American Protestant foreign missionary. It was backed by John D. Rockefeller and other prominent Northern Baptists. Judson Memorial Church’s location was intended to unite the immigrants of the tenements to the south of the square with the wealthy upper classes. However, the established rich were not keen on rubbing shoulders with the immigrant poor and attendance declined.

From the 1950’s on the forward thinking ministers of the church helped foster the arts and racial and gay rights. One event I found interesting was Lenny Bruce’s memorial service on August 12, 1966.  It was attended by Allen Garfield, The Fugs, Paul Krassner, C Sharp, Alan Ginsberg, Peter Orlovsky, to name a few. Lenny Bruce was famous for his comedy which integrated satire, politics, religion, sex, and vulgarity. He was convicted in 1964 of obscenity and posthumously pardoned.

Created for Norm’s Thursday Doors March 30, 2017

Judson Memorial Church 3/25/2017
Judson Memorial Church 3/25/2017Enter a caption
Judson Memorial Church 3/25/2017
Judson Memorial Church 3/25/2017
Judson Memorial Church 3/25/2017
Judson Memorial Church 3/25/2017
Judson Memorial Church 3/25/2017
Judson Memorial Church 3/25/2017

Natural Side of the City Book

I created a book of some of my photography. How images interact with each other in this book is as important as each picture on its own. Created as part of the B&H Portfolio Development (@BHEventSpace #BHPortDev).

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Natural Side of the City: Photography [hard cover] $60
Natural Side of the City: Photography [soft cover] $37
PDF verion $10
by Sherry Felix at Blurb