Thursday, December 6, 2012

Metronome, Confusing Clock, New York, NY

Metronome, Confusing Clock, New York, NY



NYC Creatures of the Night, New York, Times Square, NY

NYC Creatures of the Night, New York, Times Square, NY

You've seen them if you have visited, that oddity that draws you near to them for that once in a lifetime facebook profile picture, your picture with Spiderman or a midget Elvis. Non the less, Tourist beware, for behind the cotton, the glitter and the metallic paint awaits another panhandler looking for the almighty dollar. The trick is to stealthily take the shot, a quick under the arm, cowboy draw that allows them no time to run at you to either confront your action or shove a basket in your face. Or...you can just give up the $1 or $2 and have Pikachu snap your picture with Patrick from Sponge Bob like I did. Pay attention to your valuables while distracted -Gentleman -Wallets front pocket, Ladies - Handbags firmly secured.











Virgin Mary Embracing the Twin Towers, New York, NY

Virgin Mary Embracing the Twin Towers, New York, NY

Outside the entrance to St. Stanislaus Church near 1st Avenue and 7th Street in the East Village of NYC lies a tribute to Polish victims who perished in the attacks on the World Trade Center Twin Towers. The Virgin Mary gently embraces the burning twin towers. She is adorned in a mantle of the United State's stars and stripes, a patriotic halo adorns her head and she bears the Great Seal of the United States. Symbolism abounds in this monument as the right hand corner dipicts rememberance of the slaughter of 1000 Poles in the Katny Forest by the Soviets in 1940.  To the left of this memorial sits a bust of Blessed Pope John Paul II.


Museum of the American Gangster and Speak Easy, New York, NY

Museum of the American Gangster and Speak Easy, New York, NY


Yiddish Walk of Fame, New York, NY

 Yiddish Walk of Fame, New York, NY



Oy.  I found the Yiddish Walk of Fame on the corner of 10th Street and Second Avenue, the side walk is embedded with brass stars memorialize Jewish artists that contributed to local, Broadway, and Hollywood fame. The sidewalk was on the site of the famous Second Avenue Deli in the East Village. It was owned by Abe Lebewohl, whose deli was in the center of Yiddish theaters along Second Avenue.
This neighborhood was typically German but many chose to leave their homes in 1904, when the General Slocum disaster claimed over 1,000 lives. Many Jewish immigrants moved in to their vacated homes and businesses.  
Most of the names you will not recognize in this monument installed in 1984 and similar to its Hollywood Boulevard look-a-like, this one only having 30 Stars.



Hand Prints and Foot Prints of the Stars, NYC version of Grumman's Theater (Theater 80), New York, NY

Hand Prints & Foot Prints of the Stars, NYC version of Grumman's Theater (Theater 80), New York, NY







Giant Dog Bone for the Dog Park, New York, NY

Giant Dog Bone for the Dog Park, Memorial, New York, NY



The unique thing about this Dog Park and run at Tompkins Square is The Bone Memorial attached between the fences of two runs in the park. The large bone is a replacement for overlooks the dog park on the fence between the large and small run. When an old tree died in the center of the dog park, a local artist carved it into a bone with his chainsaw. It became a memorial to locals who began to attach tags and flowers to it when their beloved pets passed away. In 2008, when the tree wore away, the new bone monument was installed and the original tags from the previous monument were attached. Now, grieving owners can put their memorial tags on the bone by purchasing the hardware at a local hardware store.
 

Monument to the Slocum, Disaster, New York, NY

Monument to the Slocum Disaster, New York, NY



Lunch Hour NYC, New York Public Library, New York, NY

Lunch Hour NYC, New York Public Library, New York, NY






































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