Archive for the ‘Brooklyn’ Category

Fri 26 Jun 2009 12:00 pm   //   Posted in: Brooklyn, Holga, Photos, Transit

D Train

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A few Holga photos along the New York City subway’s West End Line. Shot last Sunday in Brooklyn.

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Wed 24 Jun 2009 12:00 pm   //   Posted in: Brooklyn, Photos

Sign heaven

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25th Street, Brooklyn




Tue 9 Jun 2009 8:00 am   //   Posted in: Brooklyn, New York is different

The ghosts of Non Stop Discount

This is one of my favorite buildings in my neighborhood, at 19th and 5th Avenue. Why do I like it so much?

Because when you walk by it, all you see is Non Stop Discount, a pretty typical Brooklyn variety store. (They have great prices on fans.) But the more you look, the more you see. Stand back and it’s clear this building used to be a bunch of other things. At the top, there’s a sign for BA Furniture. Below that, there’s an even-more faded logo for Frost Stores. The words “Warehouse Outlet” are there, too, along with callouts for “Washers” and “Televisions” and other faded things. Below the Non Stop Discount signage, there’s even fresher paint: graffiti tags.

This building is probably 100 or 120 years old. How many different coats of paint have been on it? How many different stores has it contained? Did any of them make anybody rich, or drive anybody to ruin?

I like to live in a neighborhood that has ghosts. People here reuse old shells with the resourcefulness of hermit crabs.




Mon 27 Apr 2009 12:00 pm   //   Posted in: Brooklyn, Holga, Photos

Holga photos of the Verrazano Narrows Bridge

Shot these on a bike ride last weekend…

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Thu 16 Apr 2009 10:00 am   //   Posted in: Brooklyn, Labeling, Photos

The Bimbo truck

Grupo Bimbo is big Mexican bread company. Their bread is sold in some shops in Brooklyn, and I often see their friendly delivery truck zipping around my neighborhood.

Whatever your day brings, at least you don’t have to ride around the city around in a vehicle with the word BIMBO on the side of it.




Thu 26 Feb 2009 7:45 pm   //   Posted in: Brooklyn, Photos, Transit

Hooh? Where?

“Red Hook? No, sorry, this bus only goes to Red Hooh.”




Fri 13 Feb 2009 3:00 am   //   Posted in: Brooklyn, New York is different, Photos

Photos from around my neighborhood

Feral parakeets along Sixth Avenue:

Vacant storefront on 5th Avenue:

Transit ad in the 9th Street R station:




Tue 25 Nov 2008 10:01 am   //   Posted in: Brooklyn

Coney Island in winter

Astroland dismantled?

Hope for Astroland?

Next up: A flea market?

Or a monorail?




Mon 10 Nov 2008 7:25 am   //   Posted in: Brooklyn, TV

Cool location shoot in my neighborhood

“Flight of the Conchords” comes to the Slope Wednesday: No parking!

(These signs were up around 5th Ave and 13th.)




Sun 19 Oct 2008 3:46 pm   //   Posted in: Brooklyn, Food & drink

Damn good pizza

The best place to order delivery pizza in Park Slope is Pizza Plus. Today I ordered two pies for the church youth group and accidentally gave the delivery guy $10 too much. He left, then came back to return the extra money. That kind of service that wins repeat business.