Monday, December 14, 2009


I feel just slightly stressed out. Schreibt ein Freund: "Du hattest schon immer viel um die Ohren. "

Yep. Die letzten 3 Tage:

Friday, December 11, 2009

60 Birdland Years

It has been a good year for Lee Konitz: Just four years after starting his professional career, he just had teamed up with the Miles Davis group to record Birth of the Cool, he started out as a band leader on his Subconscious-Lee on Prestige Records. The thing he reportedly regrets: He turned down an opportunity to work with Benny Goodman.

Now this year comes to an end. On December 15, 1949, Konitz is about to get ready for a concert in Midtown Manhattan, precisely said at 1678 Broadway, just north of 52nd St, also known as Swing Street. Lee Konitz joins the opening celebrations for a little jazz club which is named after one of the greatest: Birdland.

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Our house - 1920!

Yeah, time's flyin'. Just found our house in a picture from 1920! It's the little white one just left and behind the smokestack in the foreground.

It's just a magnified crop from a picture of the P.S. 122 on E 9th St & 1st Ave. This picture was taken in 1920 and is available through the New York Public Library's Digital Collections. What a treasure box.

Google streetview censored again?

Looking for a picture of New York's smallest Pakistani Deli, (Lahore @ 132 Crosby St.)I switched to Google streetview - and found this:

Check out this streetview and you'll find out why.

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Guess Where in New York? - THE MOVIE

The movie of the book. Here you see a complete preview. For the solutions (the disclosure of the locations, aren't you curious?) you need a hard copy of the book which you can order here @