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Homelessness Mounting Among Kids, Families Catherine Komp January 29, 2007 Described as America’s dirty little secret by social-service providers, an estimated one million young people experience homelessness each year. Many are unaccompanied teenagers, sleeping in parks, abandoned buildings or couch surfing at friends’ houses. Others are younger children, often in the care of a single parent, who double-up in relatives’ homes or in crowded shelters. The even-less fortunate live in cars, tents and under freeway overpasses. Children and families are the fastest growing segments of the homeless population, according to advocates, who say this serious social problem driven by poverty and a scarcity of affordable housing is not widely recognized by the public. The reason why this isn’t a priority for people is because people don’t see children on the streets. It’s not visible, it’s not shown, said Dr. Ralph Nunez, president of the New York-based Homes for the Homeless, a group providing housing, training and employment to homeless people. Homelessness not only affects the present family unit, Nunez said, but will have an impact on the next generation of these young children as they begin to age into this nomadic lifestyle. Nunez joins hundreds of national and local advocates across the country trying to amplify public dialogue about child and family homelessness, while also providing much-needed services to this growing population. The problem has become so pervasive, Nunez predicts it will take decades to address. ‘Throw-Away Kids’ and ‘Runaways’ In and out of foster care, shelters and group homes since she was a toddler, Krystal Compagna was without stable housing for most of her life. Fleeing abusive parents with drug and alcohol addictions, she spent four years as a homeless teenager on the streets of Las Vegas. During the day, Compagna went to school and to her job at the mall. At night, she stayed at friends’ houses until their parents got suspicious, and then resorted to sleeping on porches, her school’s bleachers, and even walking all night if there was nowhere else to go. At first I was scared, but you get used to it, Compagna, now 20, told The NewStandard. Would you rather try to sneak back into your house and get your ass beat basically, or would you rather take your chances and hide out on the street and try to stay warm? According to a July 2006 report published by the Nevada Partnership for Homeless Youth (NPHY) and local service providers, there are about 383 unaccompanied homeless people between ages 12 and 20 on any given day in the Las Vegas area. Precise nationwide figures are harder to come by. The US Conference of Mayors, which releases an annual survey on hunger and homelessness, estimated that 2 percent of the homeless population in the 23 cities participating in 2006 were unaccompanied youth. The US Conference of Mayors represents leaders of cities with 30,000 people or more. Researchers who study homelessness emphasize the difficulty of documenting any homeless population with precision. Limitations include the difficulty of locating people with no permanent address and different definitions of homelessness. Some federal agencies, for example, do not count people who are living temporarily in hotels or with family or friends. Many researchers say their studies, while generating valuable information for service providers and government, are likely an under-representation of the problem. Compagna, who now works at the NPHY and rents her own apartment, was a so-called throw-away kid – a term used by service providers and the federal government to describe young people abandoned or pushed out of the home by their parents. The federal government does not produce an independent count of such people, but rather combines that population with runaways. According to the most recent federal statistics, in 1999 there were an estimated 1.68 million in the overall category. Groups that work with this population say some end up on the streets to escape physical, emotional or sexual abuse. Others might be asked to leave home by an impoverished family to reduce the strain on younger children. Another contributing factor to child homelessness is homophobia in the family. According to data gathered by the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force Policy Institute, a sizable portion of homeless young people identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT). Homeless LGBT youth often face additional hardship – discrimination in the shelter system, in group homes and in foster care, according to the report. Once on the street, young people of all sexual orientations face challenges beyond finding enough to eat and a place to sleep. NPHY’s director of community relations, Larry Lovelett, said they contend with police, thieves and sexual predators. Lovelett, who has done extensive street outreach and mentoring of homeless young people, said some turn to survival sex to pay for food or a room for the night. Lovelett said his organization is hearing more stories from homeless youth who say they have been targeted by people working in illegal pornography. Cut and dry, they’re just being exploited, said Lovelett. It’s something that we need to address and really go after it aggressively. Homeless Families Last year, Richmond, Virginia resident Crystal Bowman decided to move with two of her children into a shelter rather than continue staying in a house without heat. She said her landlord only provided a wood stove and a kerosene heater, which was insufficient to heat the entire house. When the ice cold house became unbearable, and she and her son got sick, Bowman went to a Salvation Army facility where they slept in a large room with about 45 others. It was a big adjustment, and it was hard, too, said Bowman, a single mother of eight who had struggled with drug addiction for two decades before committing to sobriety in 2004. [I had] low esteem; I was sad, Bowman said of her time in the shelter, adding that it was difficult for both her and her children to adjust to the new environment, rules and isolation from family and friends. The family spent seven months in two different shelters before Bowman won a coveted spot in a transitional-housing program. She currently works at H&R Block and will find out in March if she will regain custody of two of her other children, and she thanks the shelter workers for helping her get this far. Researchers studying homeless families across the country find that Bowman’s experiences are common. In 1999, the Institute for Children and Poverty, which is affiliated with Homes for the Homeless, surveyed 2,000 homeless families in cities across the country, from Los Angeles to Baltimore. The report found that single mothers headed the overwhelming majority of the homeless families, most raising two or more children. More than three-quarters were children of color, and more than half were in grades one through six. The detailed survey looked at numerous layers of homelessness including conditions in shelters, the physical and emotional health of homeless children, and the impact of homelessness on education. Life on the streets and in shelters played a large role in contributing to children’s illnesses, according to the report, which found that homeless children suffered more asthma and gastrointestinal disorders and were more likely to be hospitalized. Homeless children are also prone to developmental delays, interruptions in their schooling and low test scores, and often have to repeat grades, the researchers found. Barbara Duffield, policy director for the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, said the ongoing psychological trauma associated with being homeless often has a heavy impact on children. Most of them are living in extreme poverty, said Duffield, But that poverty is exacerbated by a lot of loss – loss of housing, loss of neighborhood, loss of friends, family, possessions. The US Department of Education definition of homeless families includes those that are doubling up temporarily or living in motels. Mary Herrington, who works with hundreds of homeless families in the Richmond-area public school system, said many parents do not realize that their children are entitled to certain benefits under the 1986 federal McKinney Vento Homeless Assistance Act. That law requires schools to provide homeless children with free transportation to school and with free lunch. It also gives them the right to stay in the same school regardless of where the family is staying, requires states to eliminate barriers to school enrollment, and prohibits the segregation of homeless children in most districts. Despite the Education Department’s broad definition of homelessness, Herrington told TNS that there are hundreds of kids out there that we just aren’t able to track. Most of the time, the parents themselves – unless they are aware of what we’re defining as homelessness – don’t even define themselves as homeless, said Herrington. They’ll go, ‘We’re not homeless, we’re living with my cousin. We’re living with my nephew or my son.’ Families often hide doubling up in public housing because government restrictions prohibit more than one family per unit in most cases. If housing authorities find out, said Herrington, both families could end up homeless. Herrington said the more than 1,000 homeless families she and her co-workers have documented in the Richmond-area is only the tip of the iceberg. According to a 23-city survey released in December by the US Conference of Mayors, requests for shelter by homeless families increased 5 percent in 2006. But even the temporary refuge of shelters is unavailable to many; the survey found more than one-quarter of families’ requests for emergency shelter were unmet in 2006.
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Our enemies are innovative and resourceful - and so are we. They never stop thinking about new ways to harm our country and our people - and neither do we. -- George W. Bush, August 6, 2004 ...... NorthCom started planning before the storm even hit. We were ready for the storm when it hit Florida. So what we did was we activated defense coordinating officers to work with the state to say okay, what do you think you'll need, and we set up staging bases that could be started. We had the USS Baton sailing almost behind the hurricane so that after the hurricane made landfall its search and rescue helicopters would be available almost immediately. So we had things ready. The only caveat is, we have to wait until the President authorizes us to do so. The laws of the United States say that the military can't just act in this fashion; we wait have to wait for the President to give us permission. --Lt. Commander Sean Kelley, US Northern Command, speaking to the BBC >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 2001 FEMA warns that a hurricane striking New Orleans was one of the three most likely disasters in the U.S. 2004 New Orleans district of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers requests urgent funding for the levee system. The Bush administration cut their request down by 80 percent. In total, from 2001-2005, the Bush administration cuts New Orleans flood control funding by 44 percent in order to pay for the Iraq war, which is now costing American taxpayers between $4 and $5 BILLION dollars a month. MONDAY, AUGUST 29 Hurricane Katrina strikes New Orleans at 8:00 AM with winds at 120 MPH and a storm surge of 18 feet. Within an hour, a levee break floods about 20% of the city. 26,000 people are taking shelter in the Superdome. 5 hours later, FEMA director Brown makes his first action: He sends a memo to Homeland Security Chief Chertoff, suggesting that 1,000 Fema workers should be sent in - but only after a 48 hour wait. One of their tasks, Mr Brown wrote, would be to convey a positive image about the government's response to the disaster. By 7:00 that evening, the American Red Cross reports that they expect relief operations to be “the largest recovery operation the Red Cross has ever attempted.” TUESDAY, AUGUST 30 By midmorning people in the Superdome have begun to die. The Red Cross arrives to deliver relief and supplies to those in the dome, but are turned back by the Department of Homeland Security, who explained that their assistance would discourage evacuation. Bush, accompanied by Rumsfeld, speaks for over an hour at North Island Naval Air Base about the Taliban, Al-Qaeda, Pearl Harbor, freedom, terrorism, Pearl harbor, evil, muslim fanatics, his dad's military service in WW2, the spirit of Liberty, Iraq, democracy in the Middle east, Osama Bin Laden, free people, and murderous regimes. He mentions the ongoing disaster only in passing. Afterwards he is photographed playing a guitar. By mid-afternoon, Director of Homeland Security first learns of the levee break and flooding which had happened more than 24 hours earlier. Throughout the day, tens of thousands of desperate people are directed to go to the city's main Convention Center for food and water, only to find that there are no supplies of any kind. At 5:50 pm, 80% of New Orleans is underwater. Bush announces that he intends to cut short his vacation. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 1 President Bush calls for “zero tolerance” for looters or price gougers in a morning interview. Bush tells Diane Sawyer says I don't think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees, despite the fact that the AP had reported on August 29, 3 days earlier: Experts have warned for years that the levees have no chance against a direct hit by a category 5 storm. Four days earler, on August 28, the Mayor of New Orleans warned: The storm surge will most likely topple our levee system. In a morning interview with NPR’s Michael Seigel, Department of Homeland Security Chief Michael Chertoff admits he knows nothing of people stranded at the convention center. In an evening interview with Paula Zahn, FEMA Director Brown says he just heard about people stranded at the convention center “a few hours ago.” FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 2 As of early friday morning, despite more than 24 hours of CNN and MSNBC footage of bodies in the streets and people dead and dying of hunger, rescue and relief teams from around the country are still sporadically being turned away. At 9:35 AM in a speech given in Mississippi, the President praises FEMA Director Brown saying “Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job.” Later that day, Bush does a fly-over across New Orleans. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7 Conflicting reports of FEMA requisitions report the delivery of between 25,000 and 45,000 body bags. THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 15 I hear this joke on FlickrCentral: Q: What is President Bush's position on Roe vs. Wade? A: He really doesn't care how people get out of New Orleans. www.thetruthaboutgeorge.com/
Hereafter (World Trade Center), NYC [Film Scan]
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One of my first SLR shots, taken in NYC a decade ago. The visit was a 21st Birthday celebration, alongside the gift of the camera itself. This is another scan of an original film image, EXIF data added, but no edits to the noise, scratches, etc. The trip was my compelling first connection to NYC; a city I got to return to a lot whilst studying more recently upstate. It was marked by the drifting mist and cloud in evidence in this view, which, neither undermined my engagement with the city itself nor, especially looking at this image in the years since 911, detracts from the impression it creates. I would suggest viewing on black, despite the grain. [From here on, I'm afraid things become a little reflective and over-wrought. It's not intended to offend, and no offence would be taken if you choose to skip it entirely.] Having worked and studied overseas and in upstate NY, I've obviously made friends with a lot of people with far more intimate and emotional connections to 911 than I have myself. Not wanting to intrude upon or distract those far more powerful accounts, I still thought I might briefly commit some of my rememberings to this posting by way of commemoration and perspective. On the day itself, we were living in Chipas, Mexico. In terms of timezones, this meant as we awoke the first tower was already on the news. Events unfolded as an American friend and I prepared for a morning volunteering (as English teachers) at the local orphanage. We had to leave for our teaching during the collapse. At the orphanage the kids would ask questions to get to know us, natural to them given their context, but strange to us, like; Do you have a father/mother? My friend's father was flying that morning, and he had been unable to contact him before we left, which gave a surreal, uneasy, yet somewhat epiphanic, edge to the morning. Meanwhile, the close friend of another teacher in our group, was working in an upper level of the second tower. She had been unable to contact her. Understandably perhaps, to avoid panic and potential injury, after the first impact, she later found out that those working in the second had been told to remain at their desks. Her friend left her desk regardless, and, though she was still inside the tower when the second aircraft hit, she was now below the impact zone and thereby survived. In terms of commemoration, I'd like to suggest, timidly, that one of the greatest tragedies of the day is not the tragedy of opposition - the battle between A vs B, whatever you label A or B, whichever side you take. Given subsequent conflict, right or wrong, that is how this event is often framed by the media. Rather I see it as a tragedy of those who have a side, and those who don't even know there was a battle. However the perpetrators are cast - be in political, religious, non-US extremist or US conspirator - clearly their paradigm was built on an underlying assumption of a conflict, which the victims were unaware of. If we disagree and together decide to fight one another, that is one thing. If we disagree, and I accept or am unaware of our differing thoughts, and yet you strike me down regardless, that is another, to my mind, greater tragedy. I do hope these notes don't trivialise the event or offend anyone. It's just a record of a couple of stories and the musings that flowed from them. It's not meant as anything more. One thing my scanning of these old film prints has reminded me of is the power of a photograph to commemorate meaning over time. Flickr is chiefly a celebration of the present; of the frenetic energy of now and today. Perhaps one aspect of photography it overlooks is the longer term view. It's the difference between seeing the noise of everything, and stripping that noise away to leave the transcendent moment alone. Both interesting angles, but the latter inevitably absent from this medium, perhaps. So that's probably quite enough introspection and philosophical declamation for the next few months. I hope you're all very well and have survived my ramble if you were generous enough to follow it. Have a superb week all.
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Something from the archives again. The Woolworth Building after a thunder storm. No perspective correction here, as it looked really strange when fixed... Info The Woolworth Building, at 57 stories, is one of the oldest—and one of the most famous—skyscrapers in New York City. More than 95 years after its construction, it is still one of the fifty tallest buildings in the United States as well as one of the twenty tallest buildings in New York City. The building is a National Historic Landmark, having been listed in 1966. The Woolworth Building was constructed in neo-Gothic style by architect Cass Gilbert, who was commissioned by Frank Woolworth in 1910 to design the new corporate headquarters on Broadway, between Park Place and Barclay Street in Lower Manhattan, opposite City Hall. Originally planned to be 625 feet (190.5 m) high, in accordance with the area's zoning laws, the building was eventually elevated to 792 feet (241 m). The construction cost was $13,500,000 and Woolworth paid all of it in cash. On completion, the Woolworth building overtook the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower as the world's tallest building; it opened on April 24, 1913. With splendor and a resemblance to European Gothic cathedrals, the structure was labeled the Cathedral of Commerce by the Reverend S. Parkes Cadman during the opening ceremony. It remained the tallest building in the world until the construction of 40 Wall Street and the Chrysler Building in 1930; an observation deck on the 57th floor attracted visitors until 1945. The building's tower, flush with the main frontage on Broadway, is raised on a block base with a narrow interior court for light. The exterior decoration was cast in limestone-colored, glazed architectural terra-cotta panels. Strongly articulated piers, carried—without interrupting cornices—right to the pyramidal cap, give the building its upward thrust. The Gothic detailing concentrated at the highly visible top is massively scaled, able to be read from the street level several hundred feet below. The ornate, cruciform lobby has a vaulted ceiling, mosaics, and sculpted caricatures that include Gilbert and Woolworth. Woolworth's private office, revetted in marble in French Empire style, is preserved. Engineers Gunvald Aus and Kort Berle designed the steel frame, supported on massive caissons that penetrate to the bedrock. The high-speed elevators were innovative, and the building's high office-to-elevator ratio made the structure profitable. Tenants included the Irving Trust bank and Columbia Records. Columbia Records had moved into the building in 1913 and housed a recording studio in it. In 1917, Columbia made a recording of a dixieland band, the Original Dixieland Jass Band in this studio. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Woolworth_Building
New York City - Flatiron Building
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A rather classic view of the Flatiron Building, combining it with a typical New York City Cab. Info The Flatiron Building, or Fuller Building as it was originally called, is located at 175 Fifth Avenue in the borough of Manhattan, and is considered to be one of the first skyscrapers ever built. Upon completion in 1902 it was one of the tallest buildings in New York City. The building sits on a triangular island block at 23rd Street, Fifth Avenue, and Broadway, anchoring the south (downtown) end of Madison Square. The neighborhood around the building is called the Flatiron District after its signature building. The Flatiron Building was designed by Chicago's Daniel Burnham in the Beaux-Arts style. Like a classical Greek column, its limestone and glazed terra-cotta façade is divided into a base, shaft and capital. Early sketches by Daniel Burnham show a design with an (unexecuted) clockface and a far more elaborate crown than in the actual building. Since it employed a steel skeleton, building to 22 stories was relatively simple and it was a technique familiar to the Fuller Company, a contracting firm with considerable expertise in building such tall structures. At the vertex, the triangular tower is only 6.5 feet (2 m) wide; viewed from above, this ‘pointy’ end of the structure describes an acute angle of about 25 degrees. The strong downdrafts in this area were reputed to raise women's skirts as they passed. New York's Flatiron Building was not the first building of its type: prominent examples include both the Gooderham Building of Toronto, built in 1892, and the 1897 English-American Building in Atlanta predate it, although the earlier buildings are smaller than their New York counterpart. The building, which took its name from the triangular lot on which it was built – the Flatiron block, so called because it was shaped like a clothing iron – was officially named the Fuller Building after George A. Fuller, founder of the company that financed its construction two years after his death. Locals took an immediate interest in the building, placing bets on how far the debris would spread when the wind knocked it down. This presumed susceptibility to damage also gave it the nickname Burnham's Folley. The building is also said to have helped coin the phrase 23 skidoo, from what cops would shout at men who tried to get glimpses of women's dresses being blown up by the winds swirling around the building due to the strong downdrafts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flatiron_Building
A painting of pastel colors - New York from the Rock at Sunset
Made by 1982Chris911 (Thank you 100.000 Times)
Def view in large with L for more details ... In max details there are even some windows in Empire State Building and BoA Tower where you can see the sky through the buildings ... ;) Manhattan is the oldest and the most densely populated of the five boroughs of New York City. Located primarily on Manhattan Island at the mouth of the Hudson River, the boundaries of the borough are identical to those of New York County, an original county of the state of New York. The borough and county consist of Manhattan Island and several small adjacent islands: Roosevelt Island, Randall's Island, Wards Island, Governors Island, Liberty Island, part of Ellis Island, Mill Rock, and U Thant Island; as well as Marble Hill, a very small area on the mainland bordering the Bronx. The original city of New York began at the southern end of Manhattan, expanded northwards, and then between 1874 and 1898, annexed land from surrounding counties. The County of New York is the most densely populated county in the United States, and one of the most densely populated areas in the world, with a 2008 population of 1,634,795 living in a land area of 22.96 square miles (59.47 km²), or 71,201 residents per square mile (27,485/km²). It is also one of the wealthiest counties in the United States, with a 2005 personal income per capita above $100,000. Manhattan is the third-largest of New York's five boroughs in population, and its smallest borough in size. Manhattan is a major commercial, financial, and cultural center of both the United States and the world. Anchored by Wall Street in Lower Manhattan, New York City vies with the City of London as the financial capital of the world and is home of both the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ. Many major radio, television, and telecommunications companies in the United States are based here, as well as many news, magazine, book, and other media publishers. Manhattan has many famous landmarks, tourist attractions, museums, and universities. It is also home to the headquarters of the United Nations. It is the center of New York City and the New York metropolitan region, hosting the seat of city government and a large portion of the area's employment, business, and entertainment activities. As a result, residents of New York City's other boroughs such as Brooklyn and Queens often refer to a trip to Manhattan as going to the city, despite the comparable populations between those boroughs.
After the snow has fallen
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Explored # 43 on 18-Jul-2011 Please view in large for all the nice details here :-) This was taken in the early morning just after one of the worst Blizzards of the 2010/2011 Period just look at streets with the cars in the bottom half :-) Midtown Manhattan, or simply Midtown, is an area of Manhattan, New York City home to world-famous commercial zones such as Rockefeller Center, Broadway, and Times Square. Midtown Manhattan is home to the city's tallest and most famous buildings such as the Empire State Building and Chrysler Building. Midtown, along with Uptown and Downtown, is one of the three major subdivisions of Manhattan (though Uptown and Downtown can also be used as adjectives or adverbs, and can take on completely different meanings in the other boroughs, whereas the term Midtown cannot) and can be understood as those parts of Manhattan in neither of these two other regions - that is, all areas between 14th Street and 59th Street, from the Hudson River to the East River, about five square miles or 12 km2. The core of Midtown Manhattan is from about 31st Street to 59th Street between Third and Ninth avenues, about two square miles (this is the area most commonly referred to as Midtown.) The Plaza District, a term used by Manhattan real estate professionals to denote the most expensive area of midtown from a commercial real estate perspective, lies between 42nd Street and 59th Street, from Third Avenue to Seventh Avenue, about a square kilometer or half a square mile. As New York's largest central business district, Midtown Manhattan is indisputably the busiest single commercial district in the United States, and among the most intensely and diversely used pieces of real estate in the world. The great majority of New York City's skyscrapers, including its tallest hotels and apartment towers, lie within Midtown. More than 700,000 commuters work in its offices, hotels, and retail establishments; the area also hosts many tourists, visiting residents, and students. Some areas, especially Times Square and Fifth Avenue, have massive clusters of retail establishments. Sixth Avenue in Midtown holds the headquarters of three of the four major television networks, and is one of a few global centers of news and entertainment. It is also a growing center of finance, second in importance within the United States only to Downtown Manhattan's Financial District. Times Square is also the epicenter of American theater.
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Explore Jan 5, 2010 #315 The Manhattan Bridge is a suspension bridge that crosses the East River in New York City, connecting Lower Manhattan (at Canal Street) with Brooklyn (at Flatbush Avenue Extension). It was the last of the three suspension bridges built across the lower East River, following the Brooklyn and the Williamsburg bridges. The bridge was opened to traffic on December 31, 1909 and was designed by Leon Moisseiff, who later designed the infamous original Tacoma Narrows Bridge that opened and collapsed in 1940. It has four vehicle lanes on the upper level (split between two roadways). The lower level has three lanes, four subway tracks, a walkway and a bikeway. The upper level, originally used for streetcars, has two lanes in each direction, and the lower level is one-way and has three lanes in peak direction. It once carried New York State Route 27 and later was planned to carry Interstate 478. No tolls are charged for motor vehicles to use the Manhattan Bridge. The original pedestrian walkway on the south side of the bridge was reopened after forty years in June 2001. It was also used by bicycles until late summer 2004, when a dedicated bicycle path was opened on the north side of the bridge, and again in 2007 while the bike lane was used for truck access during repairs to the lower motor roadway. Main span: 1,470 ft (448 m) Length of suspension cables: 3224 ft (983 m) Total length: 6,855 ft (2,089 m) The neighborhood near the bridge on the Brooklyn side, once known as Fulton Landing has been gentrified and is called DUMBO, an acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. To celebrate the bridge's centennial anniversary, a series of events and exhibits were organized by the New York City Bridge Centennial Commission in October 2009. These included a ceremonial parade across the Manhattan Bridge on the morning of October 4 and a fireworks display in the evening. In 2009, the bridge was also designated as a National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark by the American Society of Civil Engineers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manhattan_bridge
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We sat down on the benches of the vestibule of the Grand Central Terminal for a while and this gentlemen in black came along and with came the light, which created this pattern. A few minutes later we were (not so politely!) asked to go back behind the barrier (you can see it in the middle of the frame). Info Grand Central Terminal (GCT) — (sometimes incorrectly called) Grand Central Station or simply Grand Central — is a terminal station at 42nd Street and Park Avenue in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. Built by and named for the New York Central Railroad in the heyday of American long-distance passenger trains, it is the largest train station in the world by number of platforms: 44, with 67 tracks along them. They are on two levels, both below ground, with 41 tracks on the upper level and 26 on the lower, though the total number of tracks along platforms and in yards exceeds 100. When the Long Island Rail Road's new station, below the existing levels, opens (see East Side Access), Grand Central will offer a total of 75 tracks and 48 platforms. The terminal covers an area of 48 acres (19 ha). The terminal serves commuters traveling on the Metro-North Railroad to Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess counties in New York State, and Fairfield and New Haven counties in Connecticut. Although the terminal has been properly called Grand Central Terminal since 1913, many people continue to refer to it as Grand Central Station. Technically, Grand Central Station is the name of the nearby post office, as well as the name of a previous rail station on the site, and is also used to refer to a New York City subway station at the same location. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grand_Central_Terminal Technique/Processing Despite the sunlight coming in through the window, it was rather dark so i dialed up the ISO to 2200, thus the slight grainy look. I didn't remove it in Photoshop because i think it fits the photo well... Have a great weekend!
Made by Philipp Klinger Photography
Panorama Shot of the Manhattan Bridge shot from the Brooklyn Bridge Looks way better Info The Manhattan Bridge is a suspension bridge that crosses the East River in New York City, connecting Lower Manhattan (at Canal Street) with Brooklyn (at Flatbush Avenue Extension) on Long Island. It was the last of the three suspension bridges built across the lower East River, following the Brooklyn and the Williamsburg bridges. The bridge was opened to traffic on December 31, 1909 and was designed by Leon Moisseiff, who later designed the infamous original Tacoma Narrows Bridge that opened and collapsed in 1940. It has four vehicle lanes on the upper level (split between two roadways). The lower level has three lanes, four subway tracks, a walkway and a bikeway. The upper level, originally used for streetcars, has two lanes in each direction, and the lower level is one-way and has three lanes in peak direction. It once carried New York State Route 27 and later was planned to carry Interstate 478. No tolls are charged for motor vehicles to use the Manhattan Bridge. The original pedestrian walkway on the south side of the bridge was reopened after sixty years in June 2001. It was also used by bicycles until late summer 2004, when a dedicated bicycle path was opened on the north side of the bridge, and again in 2007 while the bike lane was used for truck access during repairs to the lower motor roadway. * Main span: 1,470 ft (448 m) * Length of suspension cables: 3224 ft (983 m) * Total length: 6,855 ft (2,089 m) The neighborhood near the bridge on the Brooklyn side, once known as Fulton Landing has been gentrified and is called DUMBO, an acronym for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass. Technique/Processing 8 vertical shots taken at 180mm (using the Nikon 180mm f/2.8) and combined in PTGui. B/W, sepia processing done in Photoshop for the antique look.
Channeling Atlas Statue - New York
Made by DiGitALGoLD
Hello Everyone! Another one of my “must hit” recommendation for those visiting New York is a stop to Atlas Statue and St. Peter’s Cathedral. I’ve come to this spot specifically for pictures 3-4 times in the past couple of years and still can’t seem to get enough of it. I managed to get a few captures of it during some weekend shooting with one of my buddies from Miami. Now you may be asking yourself what kind of post processing tricks I’m playing around with here….. None. Here’s the secret: To achieve this technique set your camera up on your tripod and set up the composition. Take a long exposure and turn your zoom… that’s it. Play around with this… you’ll get a different effect for zooming in and zooming out. Here’s some interesting background info about the statue itself: In Rockefeller Center, directly across the street from St. Patrick's Cathedral, is this two ton statue of Atlas, and the largest sculptural work at Rockefeller Center. Atlas carries the heavens upon his shoulders as punishment for defying Zeus. Designed and cast in 1936 by Lee Lawrie and Rene Chambellan, the statue's exaggerated musculature and stylized body are characteristic of the Art Deco style. The north-south axis of the armillary sphere on his shoulders points to the North Star as viewed from New York City. Laid across Atlas's shoulders is a wide, curved beam that displays a frieze of the traditional symbols for Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Adjacent to Earth (over Atlas's right forearm) is a small crescent symbolizing the Moon. Affixed to one of the sphere's rings are symbols for twelve constellations through which the Sun passes during the year. Camera Data from this shot: Camera: Nikon D3 Lens: Nikon 14-24mm Shutter: 1 Second F Stop: f/22 ISO: 20
Brooklyn Bridge - 9/11 Memorial Lights
Made by DiGitALGoLD
Brooklyn Bridge - 9/11 Memorial LIghts ***Dedicated to the almost 3,000 victims... We will never forget! Hello Everyone! Last night I walked from my apartment all the way to Brooklyn to pay my respect to all of the victims of the 9/11 Terrorist Attacks. While walking the bridge I had parallel memories of all the people fleeing Manhattan during the day of the attacks. Here is one image I captured just after sunset right after the lights became visible. As the evening progressed, the lights appeared stronger and stronger. Camera Data for this shot: Camera: Nikon D3 Lens: Nikon 24-70mm f/2.8 F Stop: f/5.6 9 Exposure HDR / HDI ISO: 200 Post Processing for this shot: Imported each of the 9 exposures as layers in Photoshop and manually blended through the use of layer masks. More Wiki knowledge about the lights: After some consideration it was decided to contact lighting experts in the field of high intensity light displays. A Las Vegas company was chosen to help design the installation and to supply the 88 fixtures that would be needed. The project was originally going to be named Towers of Light, but the victims' families felt that the name emphasized the buildings destroyed instead of the people killed. On clear nights, the lights could be seen from over 60 miles away, visible in all of New York City and most of suburban Northern New Jersey and Long Island, Fairfield, Connecticut, Westchester County and Rockland County, New York. The beams were clearly visible from the terrace at Century Country Club in Purchase, New York, from at least as far west as western Morris County, in Flanders, New Jersey, and as far south near Trenton, New Jersey in nearby Hamilton. Since 2008, the generators that power Tribute in Light have been fueled with biodiesel made from recycled cooking oil
Made by wesbs
Aw hell, this one is the seventh pass at a crowd shot I took at the NY Giants Football game. I am very well aware that this needs to be viewed in the light box to experience appropriately and hope you choose to do view it that way, I am also aware that in thumbnail this photo looks a little bit like the Flickr produced unsafe mask they put on risque photos, I hope you click on it anyway! :-))) I am also well aware, because it happens to me, that staring at this photo might cause a headache but for reasons I cant explain, like a visual overload or something. I have tons of these crowd shots, and on this one I am posting my final processing pass. Now generally I usually progressively torture a photo through a number of processing turns, but often post one somewhere in the middle of the pixel destruction scale. But being this is Sliders Sunday and since I will not post in the group next week (will be away), I figured what the hell! Lastly, since the Giants have a big game today, a special shout out to my good flick friend and fellow Giant's fan , check his stream out (click his name) if you have not already he produces great images and in my opinion is one of the most intelligent people you will find out there in Flickland, you can tell when he favors us with a comment/observation on one of his posts. I know JD will be watching the game as I will, Go Giants!! JordyR (admin to Slider's Sunday) I have learned happens to be a fan of the Eagles, the team the Giants are playing today, Jordy, best of luck to you, but I really hope the Giants beat the hell out of the Eagles!
Chrysler Building... Not So American Anymore
Made by Scott Hudson
One of New York Cities most spectacular buildings is only 25% American owned. 75% of the ownership rights belongs to Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. The low clouds were moving very fast over the city. The History of its ownership.................. The land on which the Chrysler Building stands was donated to The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, a private college that offers every admitted student a full tuition scholarship, in 1902. The land was leased to the Chrysler Corporation to construct the building in 1929. The land and the building continue to be owned by the college; however, the lease has changed several times. In 1957, it was leased to real-estate moguls Sol Goldman and Alex DiLorenzo, and later leased to the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company. The lobby was refurbished and the facade renovated in 1978–1979. The building was leased by Jack Kent Cooke, a Washington, D.C. investor, in 1979. The spire underwent a restoration that was completed in 1995. In 1998, The Cooper Union leased the building to Tishman Speyer Properties and the Travelers Insurance Group. In 2001, a 75% stake in the lease of the building was sold, for US$ 800 million, to TMW, the German arm of an Atlanta-based investment fund. On June 11, 2008 it was reported that the Abu Dhabi Investment Council was in negotiations to buy TMW's 75% economic interest in the building and a share of the Trylons retail structure next door for US$ 800 million. On July 9, 2008 it was announced that the transaction had been completed, and that the Abu Dhabi Investment Council was now the owner of the building.
One World Trade Center - Freedom Tower - under construction
Made by anadelmann
A couple of months ago my father took a wonderful picture of the growing One World Trade Center (Freedom Tower) from this extraordinary viewing place in the World Financial Center with some silhouetted people watching the construction site. On my last visit I tried to get something similar but as it was quite late already I got the evening light shining through World Financial Center's giant Winter Garden illuminating these watchers. Although it wasn't what I was initially looking for I do like the result. Hope you like it too. Have a wonderful week, Everyone! 1 World Trade Center, formerly known as the Freedom Tower, is the main building of the new World Trade Center under construction in Lower Manhattan in New York City, USA. The tower will be located in the northwest corner of the 16-acre (65,000 m²) World Trade Center site. Construction on below-ground utility relocations, footings, and foundations for the 1,776-foot (541 m) building began on April 27, 2006. On December 19, 2006, the first steel columns were installed in the building's foundation. On March 26, 2009, the Port Authority said that the building will be known as 'One World Trade Center', replacing its former moniker of 'Freedom Tower'. The chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has stated that One World Trade Center is the name that we're using and that the name is the easiest for people to identify with. It is projected that the building's topping out will occur in 2011. The building is projected to be ready for occupancy at some point in 2013. (from wikipedia)
Atlas Statue - New York
Made by DiGitALGoLD
Hello Everyone! Another one of my “must hit” recommendation for those visiting New York is a stop to Atlas Statue and St. Peter’s Cathedral. I’ve come to this spot specifically for pictures 3-4 times in the past couple of years and still can’t seem to get enough of it. I managed to get a few captures of it during some weekend shooting with one of my buddies from Miami. Here’s some interesting background info about the atlas statue itself: In Rockefeller Center New York, directly across the street from St. Patrick's Cathedral, is this two ton statue of Atlas, and the largest sculptural work at Rockefeller Center. Atlas carries the heavens upon his shoulders as punishment for defying Zeus. Designed and cast in 1936 by New York artrists Lee Lawrie and Rene Chambellan, the Atlas statue's exaggerated musculature and stylized body are characteristic of the Art Deco style. The north-south axis of the armillary sphere on his shoulders points to the North Star as viewed from New York City. Laid across Atlas's shoulders is a wide, curved beam that displays a frieze of the traditional symbols for Mercury, Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, and Neptune. Adjacent to Earth (over Atlas's right forearm) is a small crescent symbolizing the Moon. Affixed to one of the sphere's rings are symbols for twelve constellations through which the Sun passes during the year. Camera Data from this shot: Camera: Nikon D3 Lens: Nikon 14-24mm Shutter: 1/1000 Second F Stop: f/5.6 ISO: 200
Pershing Square - New York City - Under the Park Ave Tunnel
Made by DiGitALGoLD
Hello Everyone, Another week down... Look out weekend here I come. Here's another one from my weekend shooting tour in NYC. I've been wanting to shoot this picture with my ultra wide full frame 14-24mm for a while. I admit it's not as wide as the 180 degrees fisheye but I like the limited distortion of the 14-24mm. This cafe, Pershing Square, is located under the bridge portion of the Park Ave Tunnel directly across the street from the entrance to Grand Central Train Station. It's one of those spots that I pass on my daily grind and wanted to capture for my archive. Another tip I can offer that really makes a difference in the WOW effect of a photo is the lack of people. If you go back and look at my images you'll notice that there really aren't many people in most of my images. I try to avoid the disruption but it's not 100% doable every time. If there is a shot you've been wanting to get for a while consider going late at night or early in the morning. Because this spot is located right across the street from the entrance to Grand Central there are always people walking in and out. In addition to going at an off peak time I waited patiently for my shot. Camera Data from this shot: Camera: Nikon D3 Lens: Nikon 14-24mm Shutter: 10 Seconds F Stop: f/16 ISO: 200
Made by Linus Gelber
Judging from the turnout of photographers on the Promenade in Brooklyn Heights tonight, just about every Flickreen in New York must have a shot along the same lines as this one, textured in more or fewer megapixels. You can't avoid taking it; it's mesmerizing and beautiful, and the night is perfect. September 11th is one of the most difficult days of the year for many of us. Four years ago I stood in nearly exactly this spot and watched a gray cloud that completely obscured this entire view of Manhattan. The day was glorious, the weather benevolent. Both of the Twin Towers had already fallen. Four years ago I stood here for close to three hours. In that entire stretch of time, no one spoke. (Added 9/16/2005 to the group as my most Interesting and most favorited photo.) (And please ignore the Delete Me group comments below - it's a slappy little Flickr game that gets tiresome fast.) This photo has been #2 on Interestingness for the date of September 11, 2005, for many months. Summer, 2011: According to Flickr and Yahoo, this shot of mine is one of the top 7 photos out of all the billions of images hosted on this site. Which is wacky, but fun.
Pizza To Go! [Explore!]
Made by antonkawasaki
Explored: May 3, 2009 #172 New Yorkers are serious about their pizza. We always seem to be consuming it on the go. A quick slice to tide us over until our next meal, it's become the ultimate NYC fast food. I can't tell you how many times I see people eating pizza on the street while walking and sometimes even talking (I saw a guy recently with a slice in one hand and a cellphone in the other). Heck, I've seen people eat slices while in taxis, or in the subway (how do they even maneuver through the turnstiles when they don't even have the pizza in a box??). I'm not even as big a pizza fan as some people (my current boyfriend Sion, and my ex, could both eat pizza almost every day), but I still get that irresistable craving once in a while whenever I see someone walking by with a slice being shoved in their mouths. Mmm...that looks good! (UPDATE: This has become my most-viewed pic rather quickly. There must be LOTS of pizza-lovers out there! I'd love to know what makes so many people come to this pic every day, months later...) Greenwich Ave., near West 11th St. & 7th Ave., NYC Taken with a 1st gen. iPhone
Central Park NYC
Made by Ronaldo F Cabuhat
They simply call this The Pond. One of the several bodies of water in Central Park New York City. As lively as the city, people and nature truly co-exist in this one square mile wonder. In a year, 25 million visit this amazing urban park. Manual Exposure: 0.01 sec (1/100) Aperture: f/10.0 Focal Length: 17 mm ISO Speed: 100 I cross processed this with my trial version of Photomatix and Picnik. I may do more HDR if I end up liking it. I need more practice. Bono ( U2 ) wrote this song : New York In New York freedom looks like too many choices In New York I found a friend to drown out the other voices Voices on the cell phone Voices from home Voices of the hard sell Voices down the stairwell In New York, just got a place in New York In New York summers get hot well into the hundreds You can walk around the block without a change of clothing Hot as a hair dryer in your face Hot as handbag and a can of mace New York, I just got a place in New York New York, New York ....
Nearest places of interest:
Downtown Brooklyn (Brooklyn, NY)
Fort Greene Historic District
|Brooklyn Navy Yard/New York Naval Shipyard|
DUMBO Historic District