Below the MLK Expressway, Staten Island

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Some Assembly Required

For about a week, these boxes (drawers, steps?) have been (mostly) neatly stacked on the Jersey barriers on the eastbound BQE just after the Kosciuszko Bridge.

(Courtesy Pace Gallery)

For some reason, it put me in mind of Louise Nevelson's work. Like this untitled piece from 1976-1978. Made me think I should brave the cold and the Chelsea scene to check out her show of collages at Pace.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Habemus Papam

Cold, clear days on the BQE have made for spectacular exhaust plumes.
Hey, it's better than snow.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Wandering Apostrophe

Stuck in pothole repair traffic. The DOT giveth and the DOT taketh away. I had time to think about this bumper sticker on this car service car.
The misplaced apostrophe makes it a story. What is he (or she) wanted for? By whom? What am I supposed to do about it?

Monday, February 23, 2015

Oscar Drives

The nominees for the BTB Oscar's "Best Use of Car" category are...

The 1965 East German-made Wartburg 312/1 from the Polish film (and Oscar winner) Ida,  the vehicle for the improbable road trip of Ida (a novice nun) and her aunt (one-time state prosecutor).
The '59 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz driven by Shasta in Inherent Vice.
And the ensemble cast of early 80's police cars, Mercs, LTDs, and oil delivery trucks from A Most Violent Year, the underrated and underseen movie about oil business shakedowns and reprisals in New York City in 1981.
Note: I didn't see many movies last year, so please suggest your favorites.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Friday, February 20, 2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Red Fish, Blue Fish

It's Dr. Seuss time on the Arthur Kill.

Seen through the windows of the college's shuttle bus from the ferry.