The upright Krishna tree, an American Elm in the Central Plaza of Tompkins Square Park, and the leaning American Elm next to it are tied together by steel cables. This is probably beneficial in terms of wind resistance for both these great trees.
The area of the park I call Peaceful Grove on my Tompkins Trees map. I like that at this time of the year the architectural details of the buildings along 10th Street are revealed.
The Don Roberts Garden is central in the photo. I was hoping this “first substantial snow of the season” would not be so ephemeral and wet. I caught the park at around ten when the snow was not blowing much and my umbrella could safely keep my camera dry. The sidewalks were somewhat slippery and mostly slush. The park was deserted except for photographers and dog walkers.
The southeast entrance, my favorite. The large gnarled black locust on the right pre-dates the Civil War and the clearing of the central trees to make a parade ground.
I went out at dawn, the snow had stopped and the wind was still. I found mostly sidewalk shovelers, dog-walkers, and fellow photographers. This alien snow guy, I assume is the product of the regular Friday night alcohol imbibers in my neighborhood.
On East Houston Street.
Annoyingly the entrance to the East River Park at Houston Street is closed for construction. There is no indication of this until you are right on top of it. There is also no indication where the closest open entrance is. I can tell you that the 6th Street and 10th Street entrances are open.
Halloween ghost. I took my camera and tripod out once again on Halloween night. I was hoping to find some people out partying in costumes. I thought I could get cool portraits, if I could get them to stay still for a time exposure. I saw maybe three people in costume during the entire walk through the East Village. And for most of that time the streets were eerily empty. I didn’t feel threatened, but I was a bit spooked.
Halloween moon on Houston Street. The moon provided some lighting but most of the highlights came from car headlights. I was doing exposures ranging from 1 to 10 seconds. The tripod I took was lightweight, which was the only feasible choice for trekking around in the dark. It was fine for the most part but any minor jarring would ruing the crispness of the image.
Bowery, Houston graffiti mural.
The Con Ed building was lit up by a giant generator parked on 14th Street.
Food and light for Astor Place.
NYU all lit up.
Sixth Avenue and the Jefferson Market Library.