Tuesday, August 21, 2012
If they want to do something for pedestrians, they can start by doing something about reckless
Elderly lady was run over recently by cyclist on footpath of Queensboro Bridge. She lay there for hours before anyone called for help. Reminds me of the bad old days of the Kitty Genovese case (she was a Queens women who screamed for help for ages one night while being assaulted on street near her home and none of many people who heard her cries ever called police or anything.
Cyclist shown here went whizzing past me much faster than you would think from this photo, missing me by inches. This has happened to me a number of times in the last year. The new "dedicated bike lanes" makes this situation worse, not better. Cyclists ride in the wrong direction in them and are ever MORE oblivious to other traffic laws (such as red lights and pedestrians).
Sunday, August 19, 2012
This display was right around Fourth of July....I assumed they meant to keep the storefront this way all year round, but I would not know now because I have not been on this block since I took the picture...
Delicious looking smoothies now frowned upon by Food Police, because of SUGAR--the new forbidden food item...but they look SO good on a hot day...
Polish food is among food stalls ( also fresh fruit and Mexican food not so far away on the street)...
Polish food staples like kielbasy sausage and pickles are eaten by people of all different kinds of ethinic background in New York...once new an Irish-American cop from Queens who loved to cook it up with onions ( cannot remember exactly how this conversation came up)...
Thursday, August 9, 2012
Shown here are two old Midtown Hotels that are renovated now... don't remember the name of the top one here but it was once a "Welfare Hotel" as so many of the old hotels were in the 1980's, where the City paid enormous amounts of money to house homeless families in usually wretched conditions.
(Roach and rodent infested places).
The bottom picture is of the Hotel Wolcott, which was built in 1904...now renovated into what is considered an "affordable" place ( by Manhattan standards). You can find more at this link
Monday, August 6, 2012
Saturday, August 4, 2012
Verizon apparently no longer cares about landline customers, and lets them know it.
this one is another odd tale.. minutes after I took this pic I was down the block and this same guy came running up to a parked car (in the front seat a young couple was laughing) and hopped into the back seat with his board-- he was laughing too. Again, who knows what this was about.
It has remained that way all this time, and now there are signs in the window about somebody owing $90,000 in back rent ( no more information than that).
Have the feeling several people have considered this site and maybe started moves to acquire it but the rent was too high. Who knows.
Sign still has some automatic turn on device that lights up 3 of the remaining letters of the store name...no one has ever bothered to just shut that off entirely. Weird.
There are so many strange stories in the Big Apple, and this will just remain one of them.
at Kips Bay Plaza were enormous...
I have no desire to see the movie, having tired of superheroes long ago...I am not the right age group, that's for sure. Most of the people in this line, were, in fact, pretty young...