New York - New York

Four trips and a few photos of the Manhatten and Brooklyn.

lafayette ...

As part of my 'house' series (a mini series of iPhone Hipstamatic photos showing semi-abstract views of my house room by room ) these are some abstract shots of the flat we stayed in Brooklyn NY ...

rockefeller ...

The Top of the Rock has a great view of Manhattan ... my tip ... pre book a ticket and avoid any queues!

ice ...

Rockefeller Center ice rink ... Manhattan ... NYC ...

and ... smile :-)

Candid shot taken at the Top of the Rock - New York

mind the gap ...

Seen from Top of the Rock ... Rockefeller Center in New York ... johnfotohouse.com/blog

5 minutes ...

View from the Rockefeller Center ... 'The Rock' ... Times square is down there!

turn to clear vision ...

View of Central Park Manhattan from the Rockefeller Center ... 'The Rock' ...

vertigo ...

Seen from Top of the Rock ... Rockefeller Center in New York ... scary!

birthday girl ...

Jan (foto.phrend) looking out at the Empire State Building on Top of The Rock ... Happy Birthday! johnfotohouse.com/blog

in april ...

Central Park from the Top of the Rock ... NYC ...

wet wall ...

Jan foto phrend in Manhattan ... this was wetter than it looks!

the bubble ...

The guy producing the amazing bubbles in Central Park New York was so serene whilst the kids couldn't wait to jump and burst the bubbles! Leeds Flickr Group Theme Of The Week #218 'Moving' ...

transportation ...

Seen in Central Park NYC ...

silhouette ...

Central Park - New York ...

art in the park ...

There are always great characters in Central Park ... and it was such a beautiful day to see them!

one day of summer ...

A beautiful Spring day in Central Park - New York ... johnfotohouse.com/blog

waiting for lunch ...

I think this little sparrow wanted some of my cake when we stopped at the Boathouse in Central Park for a coffee! Looks better bigger!

spring in NYC ...

Central Park in April just before the leaves on the trees burst open ... the advantage of this is that you can still see the skyscrapers to put the picture in context ...

spacelander ... fur optional ...

Designer: Benjamin G. Bowden, American, born England 1907-1998 Manufacturer: Bomard Industries Medium: Fiberglass, metal, glass, rubber Place Manufactured: Grand Haven, Michigan, USA Dates: Prototype designed 1946; Manufactured 1960 Part of the Decorative Arts (Recent Design Acquisitions ) at the Brooklyn Museum ...

reOrder ...

Brooklyn Museum ... 'A space-altering, site-specific architectural installation created by Situ Studio, a Brooklyn-based creative practice specializing in design and fabrication, inaugurating the first phase of the Brooklyn Museum’s project for the 10,000-square-foot colonnaded hall on the first floor. The installation, reOrder, reimagines the classically ordered space to serve as a hub—a place for Museum visitors to congregate, relax, view temporary exhibitions, lectures, and, occasionally, see a performance. Situ Studio’s design consists of a series of stretched fabric canopies and integrated furnishings that swell, expand, and augment the profile of the existing monumental columns.'

triangular ...

The Dinner Party by Judy Chicago at Brooklyn Museum ... 'The Dinner Party, an important icon of 1970s feminist art and a milestone in twentieth-century art, is presented as the centerpiece around which the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art is organized. The Dinner Party comprises a massive ceremonial banquet, arranged on a triangular table with a total of thirty-nine place settings, each commemorating an important woman from history. The settings consist of embroidered runners, gold chalices and utensils, and china-painted porcelain plates with raised central motifs that are based on vulvar and butterfly forms and rendered in styles appropriate to the individual women being honored. The names of another 999 women are inscribed in gold on the white tile floor below the triangular table. This permanent installation is enhanced by rotating Herstory Gallery exhibitions relating to the 1,038 women honored at the table.'

tiffany ...

A Tiffany lamp in the store room at the Brooklyn Museum ... johnfotohouse.com/blog

inside out ...

Jan admires the large Tipi at the Brooklyn Museum exhibition ... www.brooklynmuseum.org/exhibitions/tipi/

bonsai ...

Part oif a large collection of Japanese bonsai trees at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens ... some over 300 years old!

in brooklyn ...

Jan foto phrend in the cactus house at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens in Brooklyn NY ...

cacti ... cacti ... cacti

Seen at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden ...

in the garden ...

The Japanese Garden at Brooklyn Botanic Gardens ...

magnolia ... 32/52 Y2

52 Weeks Self Portraits Year Two ... Brooklyn Botanic Garden ... iPhone photo ...

roadside ...

Seen on East River Drive - Manhattan - New York City ...

memorial ...

Museum of Jewish Heritage in Battery Park NYC ...

back in time ...

Looking out from Manhattan towards Liberty Island ...

mobile ...

Looking across the Hudson from the World Financial Center ...

on the bridge ...

Rescue services practice a rescue abseil down one of the towers on the Brooklyn Bridge ... will eventually post more of this ... looked scary!

ride 'em ...

Times Square - Manhattan - NYC ...

mmmmmmm ...

Times Square - Manhattan - NYC ...

taking a break ...

Seen outside Macy's NYC ...

flower show ...

Macy's in Manhattan always puts on a great flower show in the store around Easter time ... this year was no exception ... this was the more muted cacti area!

on top of the world ...

Seen near the High Line in Chelsea NYC ...

456 ...

View from the High Line - Manhattan - NYC ...

a-pier-ing from the hudson ...

Looking out across the Hudson from Hudson River Park in Chelsea ... www.hudsonriverpark.org/explore.html

mellow yellow ...

View from the High Line - Manhattan - NYC ..

stayin' alive ...

Seen at Chelsea Market NYC ...

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Self Portrait - 'winking eye...' - 365 days project ... We went to the International Center of Photography in New York yesterday and saw the excellent and iconic Richard Avedon exhibition. This winking eye was part of the book cover ($85) or could be bought as a pin badge ($1.95) ... the book was too heavy to carry home ;-) Now jet lagged on a Friday afternoon and have just realised I've only 100 shots to go :-)) Richard Avedon exhibition @ the ICP

summer of love II

The current theme at Macy's in New York is the 'Summer of Love' ... the displays include photographs and fashions from the 1960's ... LeedsFlickrGroup TOTW #120 'Summer'

Non Violence ...

Sculpture by Carl Frederik Reuterswärd ouside the United Nations Headquarters in New York City USA

retro ... deco ...

One of the retro Art Deco telephones in the lobby at the Hotel Edison in New York. You can use them to 'phone rooms in the hotel ...

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Self Portrait - 'Letter from America ...' - 365 days project ... As I sit here on the last morning of our visit to New York I can't help but wonder what it might have been like 80 or 90 years ago when the Art Deco style Hotel Edison was in its heyday. Every morning I check my mail and of course my Flickr contacts photographs and various groups whilst drinking coffee from Danni's deli next door. As I come back to the 19th floor each morning I pass a US Mail 'letter-drop' outside the room. Imagine how different it would have been only 20 years ago! This technology allows us to keep in touch and share our lives so easily ... mostly for the good I would hope ;-) I never like leaving, I feel like I'm just getting into the swing of things here ... however if you don't leave then you can't have the return to look forward too! Goodbye America ... Leeds UK beckons .... PS ... I think there's someone hiding in the bed!

sitting ... watching ... waiting

"Starting on Memorial Day weekend, New Yorkers can enjoy two new public spaces in midtown Manhattan. As part of New York City's Green Light for Midtown program, stretches of Broadway in Herald Square and Times Square will become traffic-free zones for the summer."

jekyll & hyde

The Jekyll & Hyde Club - New York City ... jekyll and hyde club

fish ... fingers

Feeding time @ Central Park Zoo - New York City

Emerald ...

Emerald tree monitor (also called Green tree monitor) at Central Park Zoo - New York City ... www.centralparkzoo.com/

feeding time ...

Penguins at Central Park Zoo - New York City ... www.centralparkzoo.com/

smooth and shiny ...

Californian Sea Lion in Central Park Zoo - New York City www.centralparkzoo.com/

please go away!

Yellow cab ... New York City

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Self Portrait - 'St Patrick's ...' - 365 days project ... Cathedral of Saint Patrick's New York ... The Archbishop of NY shares my surname (not FotoHouse!) ... Timothy M Dolan ... Saint Patrick's Cathedral

stardust ...

Ellen's Stardust Diner - 51st Street and Broadway NYC

phantom ...

Ellen's Stardust Diner - 51st Street and Broadway NYC

"a spoonful of sugar ..."

'Mary Poppins' @ Ellen's Stardust Diner - 51st Street and Broadway NYC

duet ...

Ellen's Stardust Diner - 51st Street and Broadway NYC

rockin' in the stardust

Ellen's Stardust Diner - 51st Street and Broadway NYC

stonewall ...

Gay Liberation Monument Christopher Park - Greenwich Village NYC "This sculpture by George Segal (1924–2000) honors the gay rights movement and commemorates the events at the Stonewall Inn opposite this park that gave rise to the movement."

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Self Portrait - 'leaving Manhatten ...' - 365 days project ... Visiting the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island ... www.nps.gov/stli/

piano

Some of the artifacts found when the Ellis Island complex was being renovated ... Ellis Island history

towards Manhattan ...

Looking towards Manhattan from Liberty Island ...

Miss Liberty

Boat trip to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty ... www.nps.gov/stli/

lilliput ...

Everybody looks so tiny in Times Square! New York City

boxes & buildings

View of New Jersey across the river from Lower Manhattan

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Self Portrait - 'reflective twins ...' - 365 days project ... no cloning involved here ... this was a true reflection from glass plates edge to edge following a curve around the building ... only a crop today! The Winter Garden Atrium - World Financial Centre

new life ...

World Trade Center 'ground zero' ... slowly new life is springing from the foundations ...

peking ...

A four-masted barque at South Street Seaport Museum in New York City ... more information here ...

Pier 17 ...

In the hustle and bustle of Seaport Pier 17 the buskers continue to entertain and attract the crowds, they have to audition to use these areas for entertaining and make their money from tips ... a very lucrative pitch in Manhattan ... New York City

reuse, recycle & rock!

Electric Junkyard Gamelan @ Seaport - New York City ... original music on invented instruments ... Electric Junkyard Gamelan

yellow cab ...

Seaport - New York City

squares & stripes

Financial District - Lower Manhatten - New York

like toy town ...

A view of Manhatten Island from Brooklyn Bridge walkway, the cars run below ... New York City

black ... white ... bridge

Brooklyn Bridge - New York City

brooklyn bridge ...

Looking across to Manhattan from Brooklyn ...

foto.phrend in NYC

foto.phrend taking photos looking across to Seaport and Pier 17 on Manhattan Island from Fulton Ferry landing in Brooklyn ...

chevy ...

1957 Chevrolet Bel Air looking pretty well abandoned near Brooklyn Bridge ... View big!

ghosts ...

@ Central Station - New York ... I know it's been done many times before but ... when you're there it just has to be done again ;-)

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Self Portrait - 'off the wall ...' - 365 days project ... Sculpture by Daniel Spoerri called 'Kichka's Breakfast' (1960) at MOMA - New York

two nudes ...

Painting by Pablo Picasso in MOMA - New York City

orchestral manoeuvres ...

in Central Park - New York City

jazz in the park ...

Central Park - New York City

strike ...

Central Park City - New York

cops at the market ...

Sunday market at Times Square going all the way up to Central Park - New York

times square ...

lights ... camera ... action .... must be New York City

UP ...

Times Square ... New York City

it's a sign!

New York City

red ... green ... lines

Weehawken Stadium - New Jersey

35000ft ... 550mph

On the way to New York City ... over Nuuk in Greenland ...

'Naked Cowboy'

Times Square - New York City

Reflection

New York City - New York

Pier 17

Seaport - New York City

Strawberry Fields

Central Park - New York City

Red Tailed Hawk

Central Park NYC

Red Tailed Hawk in flight

Central Park - New York City

Empire State Building (night)

Taken at night in misty conditions ...hand held.

View from Empire State Building

New York City - New York

it's a sign...

New York New York

moon light...

New York New York

7th Ave

New York New York

Times Square...

New York New York

Pier 17

Seaport - New York City

Guggenhiem Gallery

New York City

MOMA interior and Bell-47D1 Helicopter

Museum of Modern Art - New York City

42nd Street

New York New York