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Posts tagged “New York City

Street Art, Bushwick Collective, Brooklyn, NY

 

Bushwick is a working class neighborhood in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. The Bushwick Collective is an outdoor gallery on the streets of Bushwick that was founded in 2012 by Joseph Ficalora, a local resident who gets owners to donate space on buildings for street art. The Collective now attracts artists from around the world as well as legendary NYC artists and local Bushwick artists. The collection is temporary, with the average mural lasting up to 12 months before being replaced. Here are a few photos of the art taken during my visit in the fall of 2016. Each image can be clicked to enlarge.

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HAND-PULLED NOODLES

 

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Preparing Lanzhou-style hand-pulled noodles in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood of New York City.

 


City Architecture 2 – New York

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New York City – 2015

If you look closely, I believe that you can see Batman descending the fire escape.

 

 


Empire State Through Manhattan Bridge

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New York – 2015

View of the Empire State Building through the Manhattan bridge as seen from the Dumbo neighborhood of Brooklyn.


Hudson Yards – New York

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2015


Skater – New York

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2015


Brooklyn Bridge – New York

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Brooklyn – 2015

 The Brooklyn Bridge is a hybrid cable-stayed/suspension bridge which connects the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn over the East River. Completed in 1883, it is one of the oldest of either type bridge in the United States.When the Brooklyn Bridge first opened, it cost a penny to cross by foot, 5 cents for a horse and rider and 10 cents for a horse and wagon. Farm animals were allowed at a price of 5 cents per cow and 2 cents per sheep or hog. It is now free for all beasts and vehicles to cross.

 

 


The Grand Central Terminal Clock – New York

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Grand Central Terminal, NY

The Grand Central Terminal Clock, the most iconic feature of Grand Central Terminal, is a four-faced brass clock on top of the central information booth. The clock was designed by Henry Bedford for the Connecticut clock crafting company Seth Thomas. The clock was completed in 1913 to honor the opening of the Grand Central Terminal. The clock also happened to be completed the same year as the 100th birthday of the Seth Thomas Company.

Each of the four clock faces is made from opalescent glass (now often called opal glass or milk glass) though urban legend misconstrues this fact and claims that the faces are mistakingly made of “opal”. The  clock is valued in the tens of millions of dollars.

The clock is set every second by the atomic clock in Naval Observatory in Bethesda, Maryland. This means that the  clock is accurate to within one second every 1,400,000 years.

The large American flag behind the clock was hung a few days after the September 11th attacks on the World Trade Center.