Big pipe, September 16, 2017
I’ve mentioned the big infrastructure project going on in the ‘hood a few times in these pages (here and here). Here’s a picture of what the insides of part of the actual project looks like (looking east on Washington Square North)! It’s extensive, I’m telling you …
Pair of sunflowers, September 15, 2017
Elsewhere in these pages (here), I’ve compared a real bouquet of sunflowers to one painted by an artist in the family. The bouquet in this post bears a certain resemblance to one painted by another well-known artist, Van Gogh. The one in the photograph is just missing one of the painting’s flowers …
Read all about Van Gogh’s sunflower paintings here.
Freedom Tower, pastel sky, September 14, 2017
I took a walk over to “the river”–the Hudson River–yesterday after my afternoon class; by the time I got over there it was already almost 7:00, which was when this picture was taken — looking south from Hudson River Park at Christopher St.
Sidewalk message, September 13, 2017
Read all about the chalk artist responsible for this message at this site here, and see more examples of his messages at this page here.
Arches, rectangles, squares, September 12, 2017
Lovely house on eleventh street, which I walked by … on my way to VOTE!
Dip or bust! September 11, 2017
A new semester, a new food truck on the block? It turns out that this one is just passing through–on a road trip like it says! Read all about it at this site here.
Original Boomerang, March 18, 1923
The top story in this issue of the original Boomerang is all about the blizzard going on outside on this day in mid March, with its snow “blowing and tumbling through the air in glee.” And here just a few days ago the robins had arrived! “How reckless the old world is getting,” says the Boomerang Man, “you can’t even believe the robins anymore.”
But we can believe that vote that’s reported on at the foot of the left column: “Betty Voted Popular.” She was voted one of the tree most popular, to be exact — wow! That is fun.
The rest of the issue is full of other fun news … including a funny poem by the Boomerang man and an intriguing mention of the goings on with The Monogram Stationery Company! Is this a branch of Talbott and Eno, one wonders? We’ll stay tuned to find out!