Sidewalk pots of purple and pink ~

Flower power, April 30, 2013

Flower power, April 30, 2013

. . . purples and pinks and, most fragrantly, LILACS!

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Many puzzles and a clue (Original Boomerang, April 28, 1918)

Original Boomerang, April 28, 1918

Original Boomerang, April 28, 1918

There are lots of puzzles in this Boomerang: e.g. who are the Rich Relations, what is the “holy city,” and who are Dane and Allie Battles? We also get a couple exciting pieces of news: spring is in bloom (despite the cold), and Eula and Gladice are on their way home (with negative effects on the circulation of the Boomerang duly noted)!  We also get an interesting clue as to where some of the Boomerang man’s photographs might (eventually!) be found in print: in Saturday issues of the Des Moines Tribune circa 1918 . . . intriguing!

Symmetrical buildings, #s 4 and 5

Carriage house (?) east 69th street, April 26, 2013

Old carriage house (?) east 69th street, April 26, 2013

Seeing symmetrical buildings today, from the upper east side (above) to Greenwich Village (below).

The Lancaster, 10th street, April 26, 2013

The Lancaster, 10th street, April 26, 2013

The Lancaster (above) was designed by James Renwick’s firm, James Renwick being the architect who designed Grace Church, featured in this post here.

Tulip mania ~

Tulips, April 25, 2013

Tulips, April 25, 2013

Red tulips of Jefferson Market Garden in the afternoon sun. The Garden is alongside the Jefferson Market branch of the New York Public Library, featured, along with a link to its history in a Boomerang post of November 25, 2012 (here). For a history of the Garden, visit this site here.