Greenpoint, October, 2015

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Collision Elision

Is there a good name for a collision company? Is there a bad one?
(Photo: F. Someki)
Here is The Ferry Collision on Victory Boulevard on Staten Island, through the salt-streaked window of an S61 bus. It's just uphill from the St. George Ferry Terminal and before you get to New Asha, one of the Sri Lankan restaurants on the island.

Monday, January 25, 2016

Wildlife Crossing

Photo: F. Someki
Seaview Avenue from an S52 bus. The sign reads "Wildlife Crossing." Wild turkeys, most likely, which are abundant on the South Shore of Staten Island. I wonder how they are doing with the snow. Better or worse than the owner of this car, which is parked, I am pretty sure, in a no-parking zone.

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Got Mosquitos?

A problem for another day.
Manor Road and the Staten Island Expressway.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Partial Frontal

Poster for Full Frontal, Samantha Bee's new show on TBS, seen from a 7 train.
"Watch our you're sexist."

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Under the Giant's Expressway

Mary Benson Park across from PS 5 in Jersey City. Route 78 above carrying traffic to and from the Holland Tunnel.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Gray on Gray

The Staten Island Expressway from Narrows Road South, approaching Fingerboard Road.

Monday, January 11, 2016


Checking in on the BQE from Flushing-bound #7.
Traffic moving well on a chilly Monday.

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Pinwheel Boy Loves Train Delays

Posters on the subway platform at 82nd St./Jackson Heights rarely offer anything interesting to look at, much less read. So I was pleased to see this impromptu character show up on the Lim College advert.
Vying with the Cardvaark for subway mascot status?

Thursday, January 7, 2016


One X short of tic-tac-toe...
Citibank, Northern Boulevard.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016


Free to a good home: Vintage 1960's Dual semi-automatic turntable with original tinted lift-off dust cover. Staples was good about taking old DVD players, jammed shredder, and even a VHS player, but they drew the line at turntables ("We don't really sell those.")
P.S. The shovel stays in the trunk.

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Los Carros!

New Years is a good time to lighten the load a bit.  That's how I came across an issue of Educación y educadores, a journal published by Universidad de La Sabana in Colombia, a souvenir from a conference I participated in there a year ago. I don't read Spanish so . . . the recycling box. But take a look a this cover image.

That's La chatarra de Jeisson (Dodge Charger), a watercolor by Fèlix Antonio Plaza Carvajal, a student at the university. Inside are more painting of the cars of friends and family, including El carro de Dona Betty (Chevrolet Desoto 1956) and El viejo Cadillac de mi abuelo (Cadillac Fleetwood 1958).

It's hard to tell from the paintings whether the cars are parked in Colombia or the United States. Either way, Que chévere! (Colombian for how awesome!)