In 1902, when the Flatiron Building was constructed, it was one of the tallest skyscrapers in NYC. How things have changed! Click here to see what it looked like back then.
NYC has totally revamped it’s bike lanes in the last couple of years. It was difficult to adjust to the new system, as the bikers are now right next to the curb, making it impossible to stand in the street and hail a taxi. I’m glad Bloomberg did it, because it’s good for the environment, but make sure to look out!
This mail carrier was looking lovely out among the spring tulips. Now hurry up, I’m expecting an important package!
This guy’s about to tell the Chamber of Commerce what time it is! Actually, he’s on his way to happy hour at the local pub.
Did you know that the only pose that U.S. soldiers are allowed to do in uniform is a salute? It makes perfect sense and we were honored to have this brave young hero pose for us.
Trinity Church first opened it’s doors in 1698, making it one of the oldest churches in NYC. Most of the original structure burned down in 1776 when the British reclaimed lower Manhattan from the Continental Army. It was rebuilt in 1788, but that second structure became so weak from multiple seasons of heavy snowfall, that it was torn down in 1839. Finally, in 1846, Trinity Church, as it exists today, opened its doors.
The odds of winning the NY Lottery are 1:175,711,536. I guess there’s always a chance!
If only it was that easy to get the markets to rally! The famous Charging Bull, made by artist Arturo Di Modica, has become a Wall St icon. It actually has a surprising history:
“Di Modica spent some US$ 360,000 to create, cast, and install the sculpture following the 1987 stock market crash as a symbol of the “strength and power of the American people.” The sculpture was the artist’s idea, not the city’s. In an act of ”guerrilla art”, he trucked it to Lower Manhattan and on December 15, 1989, installed it beneath a 60-foot Christmas tree in the middle of Broad Street in front of the New York Stock Exchange as a Christmas gift to the people of New York. That day, crowds came to look at the bull, with hundreds stopping to admire and analyze the gift as Di Modica handed out copies of a flier about his artwork.
The police seized the sculpture and placed it into an impound lot. The ensuing public outcry led the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation to install it two blocks south of the Exchange in the plaza at Bowling Green. It faces up Broadway.”
Joe, the mandola player, is a unique fixture on the Upper West Side. He’s also got a band called the String Messengers.
If you’ve got kids in NYC, then the Planetarium is a great place for a family outing. Here we have a security guard and a mother, who was visiting with her boys.
This Aussie has great balancing skills! Probably from all that surfing at Bondi! Get pitted!
Ian Charles Scott is a “magic-realist” painter who hails from Wick, Scotland. He’s very talented; you can check out his work here. We found him bending reality on the Highline.
This Aussie tourist was checking out the newly opened Highline. I remember seeing plans for this park which is on the obsolete Chelsea train tracks at a museum over a decade ago. It’s a really nice space and I’m glad they finally were able to make it a reality.
We ran into cultural critic and poet, Wayne Koestenbaum, outside the Gagosian Gallery in Chelsea. As he is an expert of humiliation, he didn’t mind posing for us. From his new book on the topic: “Humiliation is a kiln through which the human soul passes, and where it receives burnishing, glazing, and consolidating. Humiliation cooks the spirit to a fine finish.”
It’s the return of Hollywood, our scantily clad bodybuilder from Coney Island! Turns out his day job is a security guard in the Financial District.
Business Update: The market’s in the red today, but it’s looking up.
This retired nurse was on the way to the dentist to pick up her dentures. She was a little embarrassed posing without her teeth.
Just another day at the Port Authority.
This poser was way more cheerful than the headlines.
It’s always Fashion Week in Bryant Park!
The famous stone lions in front of the library were made by artist Edward Clark Potter. Their nicknames are “Patience” and “Fortitude.” This young lady is riding the latter. She’ll need both to finish the paper she’s working on!
This acrobatic couple came all the way from Phili to have a romantic outing in Central Park.
Ironically this cross dressing Lady Liberty only spoke Spanish.
This proud Irishman has been a horse and carriage driver in Central Park for over twenty years.
I bet she’s taking the N, Q or the R train!
Here we have a documentary film maker, aka tenis ball, on the lookout for the peculiar fellow that left his motorcycle outside during a blizzard.
It might be freezing out but I’d still rather go naked than wear fur! That better be fake lady!
This poser reminded us of the priceless reading of Where’s Waldo by the great Werner Herzog. Click here to check it out.
This man had just finished delivering groceries when we happened upon him admiring these beautiful Roses by artist Will Ryman.
We stopped our first poser after his successful outing at Barney’s. Then this adorable lady passed by, continuing the same aqua and pink theme, and we couldn’t resist the coincidence.
This Aussie hipster was visiting his parents who now live in NYC.
This Irish couple were on their way to get married at City Hall! May they be Blessed with a long and happy life together!
This tourist took a break from her sightseeing to strike a quick pose in front of the Plaza Hotel.
This man was waiting for an important phone call, but he reluctantly posed for us, phone in hand, after being pressured by his wife and kids.
Who says driving a Rickshaw isn’t glamourous?!
Here’s another Central Park skier! Posing on skis is more challenging than you might think.
This New York based artist is taking advantage of the extreme weather. Every time there’s a blizzard in Manhattan, Central Park comes to life with skiers, kids sledding, dog’s digging and all kinds of other fun winter activities.
Here’s a rare sight: a lady selling Christmas trees! It’s always uplifting to see women doing jobs traditionally held by men like female cops, taxi drivers, firefighters, etc. It’s Christmas Eve, so sadly tomorrow all the tree vendors and their mini evergreen forests will be gone.
This jogger took a break from his run to enjoy the evergreens and pose for us.
Mrs. Claus was on a cigarette break from her job at Food Emporium.
Our final tourist of the day was this stylist from Spain. Most trends are pretty ridiculous but I could get on board with an easy access Pez dispenser attached to the collar. The name Pez is derived from the German word for peppermint, but it actually means fish in Spanish.
Our day of tourists continued with this lady visiting from France with her boyfriend. Tres chic!
This Italian tourist was exploring Central Park with his family. It’s not often you see people walking around smoking cigars anymore.
We New Yorkers love our white sneakers! I don’t care what people say, they go with anything!
Republic, a pretty delicious asian fusion spot in Union Square, was having a 70′s themed Halloween. Here is the restaurant’s manager posing in front of the neighboring McDonalds.
Hogwarts, the next generation. Something wicked cute this way comes.
We ran back into our jumper from Chinatown on the subway! New York can be so small sometimes! She’s a rocker for Halloween.
This clown had only moved to NYC from Japan a couple of days earlier and was already taking the subway! The shopping bag was exclusively to hold the mask.
That Clark Kent disguise couldn’t fool us! We saw his true Superman identity under there! He was actually in a really big hurry to save the world, but let us take this quick shot.
I think it is so nice that this woman dressed up her scooter for Halloween. It really makes you see how beautiful and strong people can be, even in the face of disability. She’s probably a lot of fun in general. We caught her handing out some kind of promotion in Union Square.