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Gotham Sight Bite: East Side Jewels

The bookstalls at 5th Avenue and 60th street outside the southeast corner of Central Park. It doesn’t matter what the weather is, how recently my last book binge was or how many packages I may already be carrying. I will always stop and browse – and 9 out of 10 times, I will get at least one book. There is…

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Gotham Sight Bites: Plaza Hotel

The Plaza Hotel – famous in fact, in stories, myths and legends. And now home of the Plaza food halls where I was lucky enough to have lunch today. Delightful. Gotham Sight Bites: one, maybe two at a time. Mostly current, taken on the day they are posted but every now and then I may reach into my photo archive…

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Gotham Sight Bites: Check the Time

The Saratoga clock stands helpfully on my way to many errands. Since I often forget to wear my watch, I find it especially useful. I’m also a huge fan of sidewalk clocks as urban furniture so I tend to photograph them frequently. Gotham Sight Bites: one, maybe two at a time. Mostly current, taken on the day they are posted…

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Gotham Sight Bites: Break Out!

Alert! Alert! Plants are on the move! I repeat – plants are on the move. They appear to be attempting a break out of the planting bed!  (spotted as I strolled along John Finley Walk this AM) Gotham Sight Bites: one, maybe two at a time. Mostly current, taken on the day they are posted but every now and then…

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Gotham Sight Bites: Beginning, the Sequel

OK, so in a frenzy of enthusiasm, I have decided to do a PART II to my initial Gotham Sight Bites post.  First – someone seems to have dropped a metal box on a perfectly nice faux-Georgian (or is it Federal?). Ugh – how does this happen? The ferry building makes me feel a bit better. This is where one…

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Gotham Sight Bites: The Beginning

Some time ago, I was watching one of the very entertaining programs by Jonathan Meades (brilliant, check him out if you get a chance) and he described the Guggenheim Bilbao as a “sight bite” * (playing on the phrase “sound bite.”) I adored the phrase and determined that I would find a way to use it myself. And I have.…

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