Saturday, November 30, 2013

C Rock [GWNY164]

C Rock [GWNY164] by jankor
C Rock [GWNY164], a photo by jankor on Flickr.

C Rock, "Opposite Side Manhattan" along the Harlem River at Spuyten Duyvil - varsity sign of Columbia University.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

GWNY162


GWNY162
GWNY162, a photo by jankor on Flickr.
Guess Where in New York? The answer, if somebody guesses right, will be on my Flickr page.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

GWNY161


Top of the Rock in The Channel [GWNY161]
GWNY161, a photo by jankor on Flickr.
Guess Where in New York this is taken! After the correct guess I'll provide the right answer, a map location, tags and such over there on Flickr.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

5Pointz at a dead end

5Pointz at a dead end by jankor
5Pointz at a dead end, a photo by jankor on Flickr.
5Pointz is at a dead end. The famous aerosol art center in Queens 5Pointz lost a lawsuit for its endurance to the owners of the building. In the morning of November 19th, 2013, it was painted white, graffitti from a ten year period are destroyed. The St. Davis building complex is slated for demolition and shall be replaced with a new development of luxury apartments. More here: www.nydailynews.com/new-york/5-pointz-finished-article-1....

Friday, November 15, 2013

Thursday, November 14, 2013

GWNY153

GWNY153 by jankor
GWNY153, a photo by jankor on Flickr.

Guess Where in New York? Find the answer on my Flickr pages

Monday, November 11, 2013

Reflecting Absence - Void

Reflecting Absence - Void by jankor
Reflecting Absence - Void, a photo by jankor on Flickr.

Reflecting Absence, one of the two pools at the 9/11 memorial for the attacks on the World Trade Center on Sep 11, 2001 by architects Michael Arad and Peter Walker. Their submission text for the competition can be found here: www.wtcsitememorial.org/fin7.html
The pools reflect the footprint of the former World Trade Center towers. The water goes over the edge and causes an enormous white noise and sucking feeling. Optically, the water pulls the viewer down to the level where the water collects in the pool before it disappears into a huge, square shaped hole in the middle of the pool. The viewer can't see where this water goes, it simply disappears in a roar while sometimes spray above the pools collects the colors of the rainbow. Hardly any memorial has ever touched me so intensely.

Reflecting Absence - Fall

Reflecting Absence - Fall by jankor
Reflecting Absence - Fall, a photo by jankor on Flickr.

Reflecting Absence, one of the two pools at the 9/11 memorial for the attacks on the World Trade Center on Sep 11, 2001 by architects Michael Arad and Peter Walker. Their submission text for the competition can be found here: www.wtcsitememorial.org/fin7.html
The pools reflect the footprint of the former World Trade Center towers. The water goes over the edge and causes an enormous white noise and sucking feeling. Optically, the water pulls the viewer down to the level where the water collects in the pool before it disappears into a huge, square shaped hole in the middle of the pool. The viewer can't see where this water goes, it simply disappears in a roar while sometimes spray above the pools collects the colors of the rainbow. Hardly any memorial has ever touched me so intensely.

Wow!

Wow! by jankor
Wow!, a photo by jankor on Flickr.

Selfie in Monument Valley

Friday, November 08, 2013

Manhattan Is an Island [Schooner on Long Island Sound]

The two masted, gaff rigged schooner "Dragonfly" reaches in light winds over the Long Island Sound near Hempstead Bay, while the humid high summer heat hangs over the Manhattan skyline.

Thursday, November 07, 2013

Bubble

Bubble by jankor
Bubble, a photo by jankor on Flickr.


I just needed something cheerful to look at on this rainy day...

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

We Can Handle It All

We Can Handle It All [GWNY160] by jankor
We Can Handle It All [GWNY160], a photo by jankor on Flickr.

US Army Recruiting Station on Times Square, Theatre District, Manhattan, New York

Like a dancer

Like a dancer by jankor
Like a dancer, a photo by jankor on Flickr.

A young woman sits at the Revson Fountain at Lincoln Center in New York. The warm summer evening lets her sit right at the water, her bags make an impression as if she were a dancer with a tutu from nearby New York City Ballet.

Monday, November 04, 2013

... and one for the road - Fanelli Café

The Fanelli Cafe on the corner of Prince Street and Mercer Street is a SoHo institution and one of my all-time favorite bars in the city. When the New Yorker published in 2012 a wonderful story about Bob Bozic, the article started with this historical wrap-up: Fanelli's is "the second-oldest continuously operating drinking establishment in New York City. The original building, erected in 1847, housed a grocery store, where customers could drink liquor and beer and perhaps gain access to the bordello in the back. After a new building went up, in 1853, the ground floor was described as a saloon. Michael Fanelli bought the place in 1922 and operated it as a speakeasy during Prohibition; his name remained on the neon marquee even after his family sold it, thirty years ago, to a Roumanian named Hans Noe, who passed it on to his son, Sasha." (Nick Paumgarten: "The Ring And The Bar. The Bob Bozic Stories" in New Yorker, January 30, 2012, p. 28-34.)