While I was taking this photo, a woman who looked like she could have been a long-time neighborhood resident, said to me that Boulton & Watt was a bar that had been at that corner a long time ago. But that seems not to be the case. The artificial aging of the brick and the artistic creation of the faded name on the wall apparently convinced her.
If they do what they did on the north side of the street this new curbing on East Houston Street will widen the sidewalk by about 18 inches, to where the cut line in the street paving is. Though it looks like I am in for some noise during this process, at least they seem to be putting the finishing touches on the work that has been happening here forever. Or at least so I hope.
My hope for a wider sidewalk at Norfolk Street was crushed. A new stone curb replaces the ugly but utilitarian metal, but the width remains the same.
I was just quietly celebrating the closing up of an East Houston Street trench that they have been noisily working on for the past two months. Today they are resuming the torture on the other side of the street. This dotted line extends between Avenue A and Avenue B. Not only does this construction annoy during the day with construction noise, it continues into the night with idiots honking their horns because of the congestion.
They’ve started on the foundation for whatever is going to be built on this lot on Suffolk and East Houston Streets. The building next-door contains a day-care center. A while back, after they started digging around the foundation, it was briefly declared unsafe. But then they build a massive steel buttress that apparently keeps the building from collapsing.
I’ve been seeing these top-hatted graffiti figures around. It is tagged ‘Almost Famous.’
I saw the biker swooping around from my right, I snapped to get him in the foreground, and add scale and action to an otherwise boring shot.
I had lovely light and breathable air after the short burst of rain this evening. East Houston Street at sunset. I shot this in RAW format, and used RawTherapee to process it. So far I am liking this free and open source program much more that the program that came with my camera, noise reduction is far superior.