Downpour

Downpour

Sometimes I just love a sudden downpour in Manhattan, even though I usually wind up soaked. An unexpected torrent can turn the already-hectic pace of street life into overdrive, adding some great drama as people dash wildly to dry spots.

I’m not sure I captured today’s frantic scurrying on Wall Street with this photo, so you’ll just have to take my word for it.

(Wall St, Manhattan)

Take Away

Take Away

Meals on the run sometimes mean eating in unlikely and unsavory places. But when it’s 11:30pm and you haven’t eaten dinner, those concerns can fall away like crumbs from a knish.

(34 St-Herald Sq Station, Manhattan)

Rear View

Rear View

The rear of the Charging Bull is not as popular as the front, but a lot more fun. I can’t help but smile at the tourists that gleefully pose for the rear view; they always look like they’ve discovered a great secret. Seeing them have such fun makes me feel grateful to live here.

(Bowling Green, Manhattan)

IFO NYSE

IFO NYSE

The man with his arms up is yelling about sin and salvation, ignored by both the machine gun-toting NYPD and groups of Chinese tourists. But I hear ya, dude.

(Wall St & Broad St, Manhattan)

A New Year Sprouts

A New Year Sprouts

Happy new year to everyone.

It’s my goal for 2008 to blog regularly again — daily if at all possible.

So check back often. As always, I make no guaranties about quality. But quantity? Coming right up.

(Bklyn Blggng HQ)