Thursday, July 29, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010

Harbor Traffic

Knowing the nautical "Rules of the Road" really matters in New York Harbor!

Friday, July 23, 2010

Heat Wave

Three weeks into July of 2010 and they tell us the month has already set the record for heat. The weekend promises more uncomfortable temperatures with highs approaching the 100 degree mark. The good news is that I'm not standing in a long line at Disney World!! :-)

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Night Shift

World Trade Center Site...Construction at the site is a 24 hour a day process. (photo best in large view)

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010

Happiness is....

....a good lens and a good view. Some women would prefer having their nails done or perhaps a day of shopping but my wife smiles most with a camera in her hands!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Tidal Mill

The Lefferts-Van Wyck tidal mill and dam in lloyd Harbor shows excessive dam erosion. Stewards of the last remaining Long Island tidal mill say that the entire complex is unsafe and "a major storm" away from destruction. The surrounding pond and waterfront homes would also face environmental changes.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Historic View

This view of Lloyd Harbor is from the last standing "Tidal Mill" in New York. The Lefferts-Van Wyck mill circa 1790 used tidal currents and an earthen dam to power it's impressive wooden gears. Serious erosion of the dam has forced the mill to be closed to the public, the entire site is in jeopardy due to a lack of funding for any type of preservation. The mill ceased operating in the late 1880's.

Monday, July 12, 2010

The Double Dare

Timeless childhood summer fun, after dark they'll be chasing lightning bugs!

Saturday, July 10, 2010


Not your basic three martini lunch, but a cold Snapple is just as welcome. I loved the way these WTC workers were watching the world go by as they obeyed the sign above and to the right of their group. (the NO STANDING sign is more visible in the large view, click on the image)

Friday, July 09, 2010

Off To The Races

A cultural formality remains in horse racing providing a sense of ritual and elegance. Sounds of the bugler's "Call to Post" echo throughout the park signaling riders to the starting gate. Here, an entry is being lead from the paddock to the track. Rituals at the betting windows, however, seem far removed from formal or elegant!

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Take A Walk

Take a walk, watch the sun set or the moon rise. Few "free activities" in New York can top a stroll from Manhattan to Brooklyn on this architectural treasure. Life is good...

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

Final Turn

...And headed down the homestretch. Photo fun at Belmont Racetrack in spite of the oppressive heat! (best in large view)

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Summer Sunset

A perfect sunset puts a finishing touch on yet another perfect day! Life is good....

Monday, July 05, 2010

Great South Bay Fireworks

Fireworks on the bay provide a spectacular end to the Fourth of July festivities. The boat traffic afterwards provided it's own form of entertainment!

Sunday, July 04, 2010


"Those who desire to give up freedom to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one". Benjamin Franklin

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Financial Fisheye

Closed for the long holiday weekend, a guarantee not to lose money until next week!

Friday, July 02, 2010

Demonstrative Mermaid

At the Coney Island Mermaid celebration I had a serious flashback experience. Just can't help thinking that we went to the prom together... or perhaps it was the Debutante Ball?

Thursday, July 01, 2010

A View From The Bridge

(Best in the larger view) The setting sun behind the manhattan skyline only enhances an early evening walk over the Brooklyn Bridge. I remember hearing early in my childhood that the best things in life are free, add this to the list!!