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Union Square Subway

Union Square Subway

12-07-05Union Square is a subway crossroads - which may not mean much to a lot of people, but is incredibly significant to us strap-hangers. (the 4,5,6, N, R and L trains all pass through here. So for two bucks you can get to Grand Central Station, Bloomingdales, or Yankee Stadium or Wall Street)


Shops on the Square

Shops on the Square

12-09-05
Between Thanksgiving and Christmas a bunch of shop are established at the southern end of the square.


Statue of G.W.Washington

Statue of G.W.Washington

12-16-05
Washington Square is about 7 blocks from here - but we have a far more impressive statue of the real G.W.


Catholic Workers

Catholic Workers

12-17-05
They, at least, have a conscience.


Christmas Tree Shopping

Christmas Tree Shopping

Of course, there are half a dozen or so Christmas Tree sellers each year at the Farmer's Market. A few sell only trees. Others add trees to their regular merchandise. For the last couple of years I've bought natural, "Charlie Brown" type trees from a guy who is famous for his garlic.


Before the Shops Open

Before the Shops Open

12-18-05
Guarding the shops means a circuitous route for many strap-hangers (aka subway riders)


Transit Strike(n)

Transit Strike(n)

12-20-05
First one in more than 25 years.


Mohandas K. Gandhi

Mohandas K. Gandhi

12-21-05
A lot of us worry about him when winter really gets cold.


Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble

12-23-05
Almost every New Yorker complains about the big box guys, but at least Barnes & Noble has some respect for the architecture.


Wreathed Bank/Restaurant

Wreathed Bank/Restaurant

12-23-05
It once was a bank - now a quite good fish restaurant - The Blue Water Grill


Still Selling-Still Slicing 12-24-05

Still Selling-Still Slicing 12-24-05

This guy's been selling the slicer (Made in Switzerland of Surgical Steel) for about 15 years.


Music at the Farmer's Market.

Music at the Farmer's Market.

12-24-05
There is almost always someone playing music at the Market, sometime a few groups are at it at the same time.


Shop Removal

Shop Removal

12-26-05
As Predicted, The Shops Are Taken Down Fast


Crossed Wires 12-26-06

Crossed Wires 12-26-06

Taking Down The Shops, the Day After Christmas


C-Offee Shop

C-Offee Shop

12-28-05
Still pretty hot, hot hot, - not the coffee. But it is going surprisingly strong after all these years.


Farmer's French Guinea Hen

Farmer's French Guinea Hen

01-07-06
I remain unconvinced that this kind of advertising works in New York.


Steel Workers

Steel Workers

01-10-06
This guy used to park his truck on West Broadway in Soho. He's now spending a lot of time up here. The sculpture is based on the iconic photo of the building of Rockefeller Center, during the Depression.


Reflections

Reflections

01-16-06
This wall is solid blocks of stone. The symbols you see on its face are seasonal.


Apples at The Market

Apples at The Market

01-18-06
Still Pretty Crisp.


Windy Day Tarps Are Down

Windy Day Tarps Are Down

01-18-06
Very Windy at the Farmers' Market.


Already Knows the Song

Already Knows the Song

01-21-06
This dog's heard the song before. Dog Park.


Looking for Chill

Looking for Chill

01-21-06
Washington, War; they've all been too stressful for these guys.


Snow Football

Snow Football

02-12-06
About a month from now, look at what's happening along the 15th Street transverse.


Slippin' & Slidin'

Slippin' & Slidin'

02-12-06
It's just a pile created by the sanitation department; unless it's way better than Disney.


Cop Car

Cop Car

02-12-06
Maybe calling 911 won't help.


It Is Coming.

It Is Coming.

02-17-06
5 days ago these poor guys were under 2 feet of snow.


Pillow Fight

Pillow Fight

02-18-06
I can not explain this. Young people carried their pillows on the subway to come to this.


Art in the Park

Art in the Park

02-22-06
As I read this manhole cover, which I have walked over hundreds of times without noticing, I think that there should be three of these in a row.


Park Art

Park Art

02-22-06
So far, I have found two of these. They are about 15 yards apart - one on the sidewalk that surrounds the park proper, and this one which is up a few steps into the park itself. I'm missing the third one.


Have Wheel: Need Bike

Have Wheel: Need Bike

02-24-06
At least you can see that The Onion is given away freely.
(Always remember to double click to enlarge image)


Shoes On Line

Shoes On Line

02-25-06
Is the shoe thing national, or just a New York Phenomena?


Faux Market

Faux Market

02-28-06
Filming a movie, people from L.A. try to recreate the Farmer's market at Union Square. In fact, no farmer would survive just slinging the fruit into little bags. We need variety! We need Prices! Any real apple farmer sells them lose, and has at least ten varieties.


Freddie Highmore

Freddie Highmore

02-28-06
Filming "August Rush" at the 'Farmer's Market'


Flowers that Bloom in March

Flowers that Bloom in March

03-09-06
These guys just bloomed today.


Dad's Warming Up; Son's in Stroller

Dad's Warming Up; Son's in Stroller

03-10-06
Actually - - both father and son are starting to get energized.
Dad's taking son to work


Dad's Co-Worker

Dad's Co-Worker

03-10-06
Part of Taking Dad to Work Series


Dad is Down with It

Dad is Down with It

03-10-06
Part of Take your Dad to Work Day


The Money Shot

The Money Shot

03-10-06
He's heading straight for the bag where the donations are made! Dad's excited at how fast he's learning this lesson.
Part of the Take Dad to Work Series


Dad's Working (It)

Dad's Working (It)

03-10-06
The little guy's father is just warming up here.


Dog Food

Dog Food

03-11-06
It is in fact dog food, but it's also got that New York excess we all know and love(?).


Winterberries & Croci

Winterberries & Croci

03-12-06


Happy Purim,

Happy Purim,

03-14-06
West Side of Union Square Park


Daffodils

Daffodils

03-21-06


Blame the Sun

Blame the Sun

03-23-06
Along the 15th St Transverse - The Sun did it.


Vamping After School

Vamping After School

03-23-06
There's a high school about 1 block east of the Square - Kids tend to hang out in Union Square after they're let out. (After voluntarily striking this pose, he asked me not to post this on the web. Am I bad?)


Jump Rope

Jump Rope

03-24-06
At the northern end of the park - when the guys tried, they were pathetic.


Park Art III !!!

Park Art III !!!

03-24-06
I finally found it. Please look at 2-22-06 - but this one is not in a straight line with the other two.


Self Help

Self Help

03-24-06
He's filming himself, making some sort of inspirational video that he sells over the web.


Drumming for Love

Drumming for Love

03-25-06
In the front is loving to Drum; further back is drumming for Love


Supporters of Falun Gong

Supporters of Falun Gong

03-25-06
Traditions in China dictate against donating organs at death. The Protesters argue that the Government takes organs from Living Followers of Falun Gong


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