Don't let the squat little Rite Aid storefront on Manhattan Ave in Greenpoint fool you... It has a long history.
I love streets in New York that make you feel as far from the city as possible. A lesser known example is one of my favorites: Centre Market Place in Nolita.
One of New York's rare archetypal dank alleys is no more -- all the buildings on one side have been torn down to make way for what I can only imagine will be a sterile high rise.
Look at the building on Water Street between Beekman & Peck Slip, and you'll see a rooftop structure that can only be described as cruise ship-inspired architecture.
Happy Friday! I like putting these grab-bag posts together at the end of the week for all the pictures that don't really merit an entire post, so here...
Manhattan has beaches. Yes, they're small, often submerged at high tide, and you'd be crazy to go swimming in the water, but they're still beaches.
Pell Street is one of those iconic Chinatown blocks that filmmakers love to shoot on. Short and narrow, with an abundance of awnings and flags, the abrupt end at Mott Street gives it a sense of intimacy.
Surprises like the blinking owl eyes of Herald Square are what make New York such a great city to explore.
Here's my Friday assortment of random pictures I took during the past week. Including what can only be described as an umbrella graveyard at Mulberry & Prince.