Thursday, April 30, 2009

More swine flu

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

Swine flu

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

Taxi tv

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

IMG01137.jpg

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

A jewish omen

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

Blood designs on chairs by amy lau

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

Broken glass

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

Animal Collective - my girls

more than a video still this time:

Sunday, April 26, 2009

The boy

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

Last night

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

Saturday, April 25, 2009

too funny

The shooting sun

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

Tiny puppy

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

The chief

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

Friday, April 24, 2009

The first nice day in nyc

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

Gallery opening in dumbo, bk

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

do you like these?

Manhattanhenge

Manhattanhenge
by Neil deGrasse Tyson, © 2001-2009



What will future civilizations think of Manhattan Island when they dig it up and find a carefully laid out network of streets and avenues? Surely the grid would be presumed to have astronomical significance, just as we have found for the pre-historic circle of large vertical rocks known as Stonehenge, in the Salisbury Plain of England. For Stonehenge, the special day is the summer solstice, when the Sun rose in perfect alignment with several of the stones, signaling the change of season.

For Manhattan, a place where evening matters more than morning, that special day comes on Saturday, May 30th this year, one of only two occasions when the Sun sets in exact alignment with the Manhattan grid, fully illuminating every single cross-street for the last fifteen minutes of daylight. The other day is Sunday, July 12th. These two days give you a photogenic view with half the Sun above and half the Sun below the horizon—on the grid. The day after May 30th (Sunday, May 31), and the day before July 12 (Saturday, July 11) will also give you Manhattanhenge moments, but instead you will see the entire ball of the Sun on the horizon—on the grid. My personal preference is the half-Sun.

As you may know, had Manhattan's grid been perfectly aligned with the geographic north-south line, then the days of Manhattanhenge would be the spring and autumn equinoxes, the only two days on the calendar when the Sun rises due-east and sets due-west. But Manhattan's street grid is rotated 30 degrees east from geographic north, shifting the days of alignment elsewhere into the calendar.

Note that any city crossed by a rectangular grid can identify days where the setting Sun aligns with their streets. But a closer look at such cities around the world shows them to be less than ideal for this purpose. Beyond the grid you need a clear view to the horizon, as we have over New Jersey. And tall buildings that line the streets create a kind of brick and steel channel to frame the setting Sun, creating a striking photographic opportunity.

True, some municipalities have streets named after the Sun, like Sunrise Highway on Long Island and the Sunset Strip in Los Angeles. But these roads are not perfectly straight. And the few times a year when the Sun aligns with one of their stretches of road, all you get is stalled traffic solar glare temporarily blinds drivers.

So Manhattanhenge may just be a unique urban phenomenon in the world, if not the universe.

Note that a couple of years ago, an article in the New York Times identified this annual event as the Manhattan Solstice. But of course, the word solstice translates from the Latin solstitium, meaning stopped sun, in reference to the winter and summer solstices where the Sun's daily arc across the sky reaches its extreme southerly and northerly limits. Manhattanhenge comes about because the Sun's arc has not yet reached these limits, and is on route to them, as we catch a brief glimpse of the setting Sun along the canyons of our narrow streets.

IMPORTANT: For best effect, position yourself as far east in Manhattan as possible. But ensure that when you look west across the avenues you can still see New Jersey. Clear cross streets include 14th, 23rd, 34th. 42nd, 57th, and several streets adjacent to them. The Empire State building and the Chrysler building render 34th street and 42nd streets especially striking vistas.

Arrive a half-hour earlier than the times given below.

Half Sun on grid: Saturday, May 30 — 8:17 P.M. EDT
Full Sun on grid: Sunday, May 31 — 8:17 P.M. EDT
Half Sun on grid: Sunday, July 12 — 8:25 P.M. EDT
Full Sun on grid: Saturday, July 11 — 8:25 P.M. EDT

Thursday, April 23, 2009

My new piece

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

Creepy chair our friend!!!

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

One of the men that have been taking notes on the corner of allen and houston

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

Arctic Monkeys - fake tales of san francisco

old video, but still good

Noose Teacher at Columbia teachers college...

CNN) -- A professor who gained national attention when a noose was found on her office door and was later fired for alleged plagiarism has filed a defamation lawsuit against her former school.


A former professor is suing Columbia University's Teachers College for defamation.

Madonna Constantine, formerly of the Teachers College of Columbia University, is seeking $200 million in the lawsuit filed Tuesday in New York State Supreme Court.

Constantine contends her scholarly reputation was ruined when the school in February 2008 released the results of what it said was an 18-month investigation into the plagiarism allegations. The school at the time said it found "numerous instances in which she used others' work without attribution in papers she published in academic journals over the past five years."

She was immediately suspended and later fired in June 2008.


From CNN

Maybe she was teaching my sister.

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

One horse town flashback

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

HAIR HAIR HAIR HAIR HAIR

I'm going to see Hair tonight.

Parking attendant survives three-story fall in SUV

BY SIMONE WEICHSELBAUM, HENRICK KAROLISZYN AND BILL HUTCHINSON
DAILY NEWS WRITERS
Tuesday, April 21st 2009, 4:00 AM

Savulich/News
A lucky parking attendant survived a harrowing three-story plunge out an East Village car garage window Monday, but his customer's new luxury ride was totaled.
A lucky parking attendant survived a harrowing three-story plunge out an East Village car garage window Monday, but his customer's new luxury ride was totaled.
The valet, whose name was not immediately released, walked away from the bizarre 3:30 p.m. accident at the Hertz garage on E. 13th St. at Fifth Ave., witnesses said.
He was taken to St. Vincent's Hospital Manhattan as a precaution, but officials said it appeared he suffered only bumps and scratches.
"I just hope the guy is okay. That is all I care about," said Eli Yedid, 36, who leases the now-wrecked 2009 Mercedes-Benz GL450 SUV. "One phone call, I can get a new car."
Yedid said the attendant accidently put the car in reverse, crashed through a 15-foot-by-12-foot plate-glass window at the rear of the six-story garage and went for an unexpected 25-foot drop.
The silver, $70,000 SUV, which Yedid began leasing last month, landed atop a second-story courtyard of an adjacent New York University administration building, which had to be evacuated.
"It was like a rumbling," said NYU staffer Dan Malone, who was working in his fifth-floor office next door to the garage when the accident occurred. "I didn't just hear it, I felt it."
Another NYU worker, Ron Farrell, said he, too, was drawn to his window by a "big crash" and saw the driver walking away.
"He got out of the car and walked like 20 feet," said Farrel.
Jim Kerr of the NYU Department of Emergency Management said the SUV landed in a vacant and seldom-used courtyard. He said a crane was being brought in to remove the vehicle.
Yedid, who lives in Greenwich Village and owns the Cutie Pie Baby clothing company, said his wife, Adele, was downstairs with their three children waiting for the attendant to fetch the SUV when the accident happened.
"She is pretty shaken up," Yedid said.
simonew@nydailynews.com

more here

you know what they say...

other people's mug shots

Extra long truck

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

So excited to see this

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

the kills - black balloon

Filming locations for 4.21.09

SVU is filming around 141 st and Convent Ave and Bradhurst Ave from W 145th to W 149th St, NYC.
Fringe is filming in Times Square (last day in NYC).
Signs were spotted for The Baster, starring Jennifer Aniston and Jason Bateman, on John St between Broadway & Water St and near 8th Ave and Horatio St, NYC.
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice is filming near Forsythe and Canal, NYC. Signs were also spotted in Brooklyn for the entire week.
Signs also spotted on W 135th and 12th.
Bored to Death is filming near Stanton and Essex, NYC, 5AM-11PM.
Twelve, starring Chace Crawford, Kiefer Sutherland, and Emma Roberts, is filming on 67th St and 5th Ave in NYC.
Law & Order is filming on the west side of 7th Avenue between 14th & 16th Streets, NYC.

from: http://www.onlocationvacations.com/category/daily-filming-locations/

I will be more attentive

MY SITE RATINGS HAVE GONE DOWN

Monday, April 20, 2009

What happens when it rains

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

I don't know

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Skate boarding part two

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

Boarding part one

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

Social tees in the east village

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

Friday, April 17, 2009

Roach control

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Signature proof

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Happy easter, a little late

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

Bedford ave bk

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Creepy coats

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

Towel tv

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

Friday, April 10, 2009

Mtvu

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

Shouting truth

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

Sarah sze

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

Interesting sign

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

W r I t I n g

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

New Museum

Edna's Goldfish

lucas aaron

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

Thursday, April 9, 2009

The shortest short

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

Hofstra land

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

Back at hofstra

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Who has the biggest hand ever

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

Monday, April 6, 2009

Paint me

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T

Department of Eagles

Sarah Jessica Parker

working on her new movie

thanks jes

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Waxing moon

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T