Post no Ralphs or Bills

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The phrase “Post No Bills” is ubiquitous on construction site walls throughout New York City, even though it rarely stops anyone from doing so. In this case, some joker decided to post a bill stating that one should not post any “Ralphs” either. Here’s another joker who wanted to suggest that posting no “bills” applied […]

Empty picture frames at the White House

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I was watching some political coverage on CNN last night about President Obama’s last night at the White House and the transition for President-elect Donald Trump, when this image of empty picture frames popped up on the tv screen. They explained that there had been pictures of President Obama there, and they had been removed […]

Where’s Waldo? He’s been found, and apprehended.

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You’re probably familiar with the series of picture books called “Where’s Waldo,” by the English illustrator Martin Handford, where one is given a vast, visually-busy picture (such as the one below left), with the challenge to find the “Waldo” character in the drawing. The graffiti artist “HiJack” had his own take on the Waldo theme […]

These sculptures were looking for a new home at Christmas

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There was a “pop-up shop” in Newport News that I visited over the holidays which was selling a range of gifts, including paintings, sculpture, clothing, jewelry, and other assorted arts and crafts. There were a series of small sculptures – I’m guessing by the same artist – that featured what I might politely call “unattractive” […]

Industrial Abstraction via aerial views of Lawrence Point, Queens

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While looking for a good street view of the Steinway piano factory for my last post, I found myself taking a virtual tour of my old neighborhood in Astoria, Queens, including a peek around the Con Edison plant which takes up the northwest corner at Lawrence Point. As I was looking for different vantage points, […]

Construction site window into an urban montage

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There’s little cut-open “portholes” or windows in the plywood walls around various construction sites in NYC that allow a look into the site, as you can see in the picture below. (scroll down for more …) The openings in the plywood walls can serve as “frames” for a snapshot of what lies behind them. Sometimes […]