Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Farewell to Nice Guy Eddie's

Nice Guy Eddie's

About a week after this photo was taken, Nice Guy Eddie's was dead and unceremoniously gutted.  The future of Chico's Kiss mural remains in question.

I've always liked the intersection of Avenue A and Houston because of its color and somewhat raggedy vibe.  Big changes are in the works for both the NW and NE corners...I will miss this gateway to the East Village.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Last voyage of the Enterprise

I know, I know, I'm waaaay behind with this one, but I don't pretend to be an up-to-the-minute news blog and I'm...well...lazy.

So, two weeks ago, I had the chance to see the Space Shuttle Enterprise sail up the Hudson on a barge, en route to its permanent home at the Inrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum.  You can keep up with the shuttle exhibit here.

Here is the Enterprise sailing past the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

Space Shuttle Enterprise sails up the Hudson

A lovely fire boat led the way...

A fire boat leads the Enterprise up the Hudson

I really loved the crazy clouds this day.  These photos don't quite capture the broodiness and ominous sky that made the event all the more riveting.

Space Shuttle Enterprise sails up the Hudson

To the Intrepid!

Space Shuttle Enterprise sails up the Hudson

And, here is some highly dramatic video...  As I've confessed before, I'm terrible with video, hence the nonsensical panning across the harbor in the first few seconds.  But you get the idea.

See more photos of the Enterprise here.

Previously:  The Enterprise flying up the Hudson strapped to the back of a 747.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

Friday, June 1, 2012

Asbury Park, part 3

After an evening of music at Asbury Park, it was time for some Memorial Day fireworks on the beach.

Asbury Park

Oh, oh, oh, I'm on fire!

Asbury Park

...and the post-show silence.  That's the Atlantic lurking out there in the dark...

Asbury Park

A couple of stragglers take in a late snack at one of the boardwalk concessions...

Asbury Park

...while the venerable landmarks quietly settle in for the night.

Asbury Park

Above is the Casino Carousel House (sans carousel, which now resides in Myrtle Beach).  If you find its elegant design familiar, that may be because it was designed by architect Whitney Warren, who also helped design Grand Central Station in New York.  You can see a recent photo of the carousel here, although the horses have been replaced.

More Asbury Park photos here.

Asbury Park, part 1
Asbury Park, part 2