Monday, August 29, 2011

Harlem Hurricane

So basically this was the anti-blizzard: Although in both cases the MTA and other municipalities shutdown, this go around it was voluntary. And I think a good call considering the flooding, rain and downed trees. I definitely think we would have had fatalities had the City attempted to ignore the storm.
Here the storm forms above Harlem,

and then Saturday night rains.

Oh no, its a



The next day...

some scattered destruction in the various Harlem parks.

Just missed this camper.

Even took out one of my favorite Maples at 116th.

Even still, the cleanup crews were on it.

And life returned to normal.

Queue the Francis Scott Key.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Taystee Cake Part Deux

I had some other shots from that I just had the chance to work on.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Taystee Cake Factory

Abandoned since the mid-70's, plans for the old Taystee Cake Factory were just released of what its future will look like. Till then, here's the present situation.

Old order form showing that the cake factory was really a bakery and part of the American Bakeries Company.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

What happens to a dream deferred?

Aside from the poetic truths, the reality is that it gets put into cardboard boxes and sent out with the recycling.

RIP Rice High School 1938-2011

Monday, August 1, 2011

112th St.

I really think this is my favorite street between 105 and 116th. Lots of hidden architectural gems such as The Washington Irving