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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Monday, April 27, 2009

Green-Wood Cemetery in Bloom

Green-Wood Cemetery is one of the most beautiful sights/sites in Brooklyn - in any season. I was lucky today, the cherry trees are in full bloom. Green-Wood is also a birder's paradise.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Back to Coney!

I haven't been to Coney Island for awhile, maybe I got too depressed from all the destruction and dismantling of Astroland. Today, however, the sun brought me back. After sunbathing on the beach, I took a stroll on the boardwalk which is just outrageous, it should have been fixed by now. But really, you can't kill Coney, it's a national institution, people will just keep coming. Meanwhile, away from the boardwalk are signs of more construction to come, who knows what the future holds. There is a spiritual quality and the mystique of history about the place, it will always rise again.

Friday, April 17, 2009

It Was Worth It

It took nearly an hour to drive from Bay Ridge to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, traffic up Fourth Avenue is over the top, then there was a long line of people waiting to get into the Garden, but the wait was worth it.

Hanging Out In Prospect Park

Prospect Park is such a user friendly park . . . in any season.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Please Mark Your Calendars - Upcoming Exhibit, Photos For Sale

Coney Island Photography Show For Three Days. Photographers/Artist: Diana Taft Shumate, Bruce Handy, Charles Denson, Mermaid Hawley and Deborah Matlack. Dates: April 24-26, 2009. (Friday, April 24th, 6-11 p.m.; Saturday, April 25th, 7-11 p.m.; and Sunday, April 26th, 12-5 p.m.) Location: 773 Lounge, 773 Coney Island Avenue near Cortelyou Road. (Q train to Cortelyou Road, B68 bus) Phone: 718-462-9746. Email:

Monday, April 13, 2009

Early Spring in Prospect Park

The gem of Brooklyn, glorious in any season.

Strolling Around The 'Hood

On this beautiful Easter Monday I took a walk in Bay Ridge, got a detail shot of the "Gingerbread House" on Narrows Avenue and 83rd Street, then crossed over the 81st Street overpass and took a photo of the shore path, looking north.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Bay Ridge is Blooming

Forsythia in bloom along Shore Road, star magnolia tree on Ridge Boulevard.

Odd Couple

What incongruity in building styles. Eastern Parkway and Plaza Street.

Along the Waterfront, Bay Ridge

A stunning early Spring day, had to get out with my camera, took a walk by the ballpark at 75th Street and Shore Road, then got a shot from the 81st Street overpass, looking north toward the Belt Parkway and Manhattan.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Spring Has Sprung!

Beautiful signs of Spring in Owls Head Park, Bay Ridge, and tulips on sale in a Park Slope market.

Sunday Afternoon in Sheepshead Bay

Happy Palm Sunday! A beautiful day in Brooklyn, especially by the waterfront at Sheepshead Bay. The fishing party boats are gearing up for a busy season ahead. Take a stroll along Emmons Avenue, enjoy the sea air, check out the local stores and restaurants.

Friday, April 3, 2009

The Slaughter Continues

When, oh Lord, are we going to give up the guns? When are we going to be delivered from the hands of the NRA and other powerful gun lobbies? How many more innocents will be slaughtered and the President of the United States expresses "sadness" but does nothing? We are not living in the Old West here. We have a well ordered militia which is guaranteed in the Second Amendment. We are not empowered to blow each other's brains out. I don't apologize for this rant, I am just sick to death of the whole shootin' match.