Sunday, June 14, 2009

New York City Daily Photo Is Closed

New York City Daily Photo is closed as of today.

Thank you for the 3-1/2 years of wonderful friendship and photo sharing experiences.

I will update you on what is going on in my life in the next couple of weeks or so .

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Queens From Above

This photo was taken as the plane I was on was preparing to land at Laguardia Airport in Queens, New York. The photo shows townhouses in Woodside (I think) on the foreground and Long Island in the background. I have been to Woodside many times and I remember seeing airplanes landing at the nearby airport every 15 minutes.

So how far are you from your airport?

Friday, June 12, 2009

Take Out The Trash

I saw this colorful trash bags left outside the CITE furniture store in SoHo earlier this week. It's that eye catching?

So who takes out your trash?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Pizza Truck

There are so many different varieties of food vendors in NYC that sooner or later, I would see a pizza truck and voila, I saw one by Pizza Truck NYC on Union Square yesterday. Pizzas are sold by the slice ($2.50 for regular) and are served hot from the oven inside the vehicle.

So would you buy a slice of pizza from a truck parked outside a busy street?

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Weekend in New Jersey 3

Seagulls make the one of the most annoying noises I've ever heard in my life -- almost as annoying as car alarms going off outside my apartment window at 3 AM in the morning.

What annoys you most?

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Weekend in New Jersey 2

This photo was taken at Margate City, which is south of Atlantic City in New Jersey. As you can see, the weather was perfect for a little sunbathing. Me, I rather hide in the shadows.

So do you like sunbathing?

Monday, June 8, 2009

Weekend in New Jersey 1

I was in New Jersey this weekend when I saw this guy walking his dog on his skateboard. He even did a turn ran by me again so I could take his photo. The weather was perfect -- warm with low humidity.

How is the weather over at your end?

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Metropolitan Museum of Art

This is The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on the Upper East Side. This wing of the museum is dedicated to Asian Art with objects from Northern Asia to South East Asia.

So how is your weekend so far?

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Grand Central Station Main Concourse

This photo was taken a week ago when I bumped into two wonderful tourists from England. They were in NYC for a couple of days to celebrate their 25th (I think) wedding anniversary before jetting off to Hawaii for the weekend. We started talking because we have the exact same camera (Canon G9) and we were both standing on the stairwell photographing the same scenery as you see in this photo above.

So have you usually talk to complete strangers?

Friday, June 5, 2009

The Red Stairs

This is a close up photo of the red stairs that was installed in the middle of Times Square above the new TKTS booths. The stairs are made of red plastic panels trimmed with metal strips and lighted from beneath. At night the structure looks like a glowing red wedge.

Notice the reflections on the plastic panels? The buildings in the reflections are some of the skyscrapers on Broadway and 45th Street. [N.B.: Excuse the quality of the photo. It was taken with my iPhone.]

So what is your favorite color?

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Spring Romance

Spring is here and these Mallard ducks are getting ready to start a family soon. Although ducks are not known for their monogamous relationships like swans and cranes, this pair seemed to be spending a lot of time together.

So what is your favorite Spring activities?

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Times Square Sanctuary

For the last two weekends, Times Square in midtown Manhattan has been shut down to automobile traffic to create a 'sanctuary' for locals and tourists alike to enjoy the 'crossroads of the world'. The city even provided lounge chairs (some of which were stolen) for the public. Motorist, especially the taxi drivers were not happy with this plan but most people (in the photo) think this is a great plan.

What do you think of the plan? Would you hang out at Times Square if there were no automobile traffic to worry about?

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Two Towers

Here are the Two Towers from the 1964 New York World's Fair in Flushing Meadows, Queens. But most people will remember them as one of the spaceships used by the insect alien to escape Earth at the end of the movie, Men in Black.

So have you been to any site or set where a movie was shot?

Monday, June 1, 2009

Theme Photo: Feet

It's June 1st so this is theme day. The theme this month is FEET. But I don't have any photos of feet. I do, however, have a photo of hands!! This photo was taken at Fishs Eddy at Union Square.

Like always, see how this theme inspired the other members of the community.