Regarding Manhattan

Monday, April 3 2017


A worker rests on a rooftop in the sun passing between two highrises

While his coworkers labored elsewhere on the rooftop, this man sat and reclined in the sunlight that passed between the nearby highrises.

On the topic of: Labor, Manhattan, NYC, Relaxation, Rest, Working

Friday, March 17 2017

Sights in Midtown on St. Patrick's Day (Observed)

A bro contemplates his oneness with the universe

I forgot this was the day of the spiritual quest to become blackout drunk to honor a long-dead Irish snake charmer and that the pilgrims convened in this area. 

On the topic of: ethnicity, Holidays, Intoxication, Irishness, Manhattan, Midtown, St. Patrick's Day, Stereotypes

Tuesday, January 10 2017

Canal Street Sitters

Men on a bench waiting for the train at Canal Street

Observed while I waited for the Brooklyn bound A train. 

On the topic of: Manhattan, MTA, NYC, Patience, Transit, Underground, Waiting

Wednesday, December 7 2016

Who Does the Watchman TXT?

Security guard on a call in the Battery Park Esplenade

A security guard, one of many at the Battery Park Marina, communicates. 

On the topic of: Calls, Labor, Manhattan, NYC Icons, Security, Statue of Liberty, Texting, TXT, Winter, Working

Wednesday, November 30 2016

Rainstorm on Houston

A woman under an umbrella walks along Houston Street, a man smokes a cigarette under a scaffold

November rain and strong winds came on an unseasonably warm day. 

On the topic of: Manhattan, Rain, Umbrellas, Weather

Thursday, November 10 2016

Union Squaring Off

Some sort of mass one-on-one debating thing was happening in Union Square on Thursday night.

On the topic of: Aftermath, Debate, Election, Election 2016, Manhattan, Mass Debate, Night, NYC, Politics, Public Forums, Union Square

Thursday, November 10 2016

Solidarity Underground, Subway Therapy: Actions

In the corridor under 6th and 7th adventures, between the L train and 123 trains, people are grieving, sharing, and contemplating the results of the election. Some are stopping to read, others to talk to and console one another.

On the topic of: Aftermath, Election 2016, Election Aftermath, Grief, Manhattan, MTA, NYC, Subway Therapy, Voting

Tuesday, November 8 2016

Election Night in NYC

I did. Earlier this morning.

I pedaled from Cobble Hill to Midtown, through Times Square and back into Bed-Stuy.

On the topic of: Brooklyn, Conflict, Election 2016, Manhattan, NYC, Politics

Friday, September 23 2016

Caaaaane Batter, Batter, Batter. Swing!

Man practicing batting swing with walking cane.

A man, using a walking cane, practices a batting swing like no one's watching.

On the topic of: Baseball, Batting, JMZ Line, Manhattan, MTA, NYC, Public Transportation, Softball, Subways, Swings

Wednesday, September 7 2016

Dodgeball on Clarkson

Dodgeball about to start in Manhattan

I had assumed, after years of living in Brooklyn, everybody of a certain social-economic standing, from certain suburban places, and of an age, feeling nostalgic for pounding nerds, or resentful for being picked last ans wanting retribution now they're grown up and have successfully reinvented a self and started doing crossfit so they can like, definitely throw a ball, and hard, and catch them too, or at least take the pain from the sting of rubber against a cheek regardless of agreed-upon head safety rules, did everywhere. But the Canadians with

On the topic of: Agression, Competition, Dodgeball, Games, Manhattan, Nostalgia, NYC, Parks

Thursday, August 11 2016

Chillin in Midtown in the Heatwave

Young man kicking back in construction site office

I was pedaling east on on a Citibike after dropping off a lens for repair at Photo Tech. I spotted a young man in a construction job site office, potentially supervising it and poorly, kicking back in his chair with his feet up on the walls. Wanting that shot of labor at leisure on another hot day in a very hot week, but not wanting to cause a scene, I kept pedaling. I took the bike down 36th, down 8th Ave, back 35th, up 9th, and down 36th again.

On the topic of: Construction, Construction Workers, Heatwave, Labor, Leisure, Manhattan, Midtown, NYC, Stealth

Sunday, July 24 2016

No Stabby Stabby Dance

Men practice self-defense technique

It seems an impractical lesson. From what I hear in the news these days, usually the white dude has a badge and a gun.

On the topic of: Combat, Conflict, Knives, Lives, Manhattan, New York City, Race Relations

Thursday, July 21 2016

Church Steps Sitter

Young woman on the phone seated at the foot of the Lord

On the topic of: Calls, City, Hot, Isolation, Manhattan, NYC, Summer, Town

Tuesday, April 19 2016

Broom Battle in Greenwich Village

Two kids wrestle for control of a broom in Greenwich Village.

There you go, welcome Moshiach with an act of Goodness and Kindness.

On the topic of: Acts, Brooms, City Life, Goodness, Greenwich Village, Jewish Holidays, Kids, Kindness, Manhattan, NYC, Snapshots, Street Scenes

Tuesday, April 19 2016


US Postal Service Worker keeping cool, working on his tan.

It's a lovely 73 degrees out right now. 

Everybody loves the sunshine, including this USPS carrier who just rolled up his sleeves while waiting for the light to change.

On the topic of: Mail, Manhattan, Men, NYC, Snapshots, Street, Street Photography, Tanning, USPS