Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Pearl and Broad

Plenty of History in Lower Manhattan including the site of George Washington's farewell.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Friendly Mermaid

...and can't we all use a free hug from time to time?? More from the festive and friendly Mermaid Parade!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Must Be New York

The required iconic New York Harbor shot looks best in the large view.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Imposing View

Under the Court System, it's always a good idea to look up! The Federal Court Building in lower Manhattan has certainly seen it's share of high profile cases in recent years.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Lower Manhattan Evening

Be sure to click on the image for the larger/better view of this night shot. Much quieter than mid-town, there's still plenty going on after dark in the areas surrounding Wall Street!

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Iconic Wall Street

Just how do they get "that" shot? Well..this one is from the top steps at Federal Hall standing behind the statue of George Washington.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

WTC Construction

Construction of the new Freedom Tower at "Ground Zero" is a 24 hour-a-day process. The estimated completion is 2013/14. A sense of sadness still hangs in the air as the enormity of 9/11 can be felt in this space. (image is best larger)

Monday, June 21, 2010

The Parade Of Mermaids

All shapes, sizes and varieties of Mermaids were on display this past Saturday in Coney Island. Some appeared to be more enthusiastic than others!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Mermaids With A Message

The 2010 Coney Island Mermaid Parade got underway right on schedule this weekend! A recurring message among the Mermaids was directed at BP!

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

Thursday, June 17, 2010

The Grill King

In preparation for Father's Day weekend, brother-in-law Peter shows proper technique.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Main Street, U.S.A.

Throughout the country restoring that old movie theater on Main Street has become very much in vogue. More likely than not, when the restoration is complete the old house becomes a "Centre For The Performing Arts". Not to be out-done, Westhampton's architectural gem is the star of Main Street.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Waiting Beach Chairs

Dune Road's dune is packed fairly tight with million dollar homes. It was only about 15 years ago that this dune was awash with storm surge leaving very little standing in it's wake. Forecasters predict that it will happen again to this very vulnerable stretch of Long Island beach. (best in large view)

Monday, June 14, 2010

Beach Cabanas

A survivor from another era...The Swordfish Beach Club continues to welcome "Members Only" on swanky Dune Road. Here, members truly are "born" members! (larger view is best!)

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Beach House

Proving that it is, after-all, the view that matters this timeless beach bungalow is all decked out for another season in the sun! (best in large view!)

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Church n' Steeple

An iconic welcome to the village of Westhampton, St. Mark's greets viitors at the start of Main Street.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010

Things to Ponder

Pondering the ways of the world...or at least the ways of the playground.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Sunday, June 06, 2010

D-Day Shuttle

Through a paratrooper's eye....The interior of a DC-3 (a.k.a. the Dakota and C47) was used extensively during the invasion of Normandy sixty-six years ago today. Paratroopers, carrying loads of over 175lbs., were dropped from very low altitude into the midst of German occupied France. This view would be over the pilot's shoulder after the last brave soul stepped out the opening in the far rear of the aircraft. The rest, as they say, is history.
The DC-3/C47 was the aircraft of choice during the "Berlin Airlift" providing a much needed lifeline during the Russian occupation following WWII.
This particular aircraft still flies today and can be seen at Long Island's "American Airpower Museum" at Republic airport.

Saturday, June 05, 2010

Friday, June 04, 2010

Surf Season

Seems as if more and more boats are headed to the beach with surfboards replacing fishing rods!

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Serious Bubble Making

Life is not always easy when the perfect bubble remains elusive. From the "proud grandpa" series...

Tuesday, June 01, 2010