thursday in the hood/mysky

A little over a week ago as the M104
cruised down Seventh Avenue
I looked out the window

I saw these two men talking, looking up
and
two pedicabs with odd passengers

So I got off the bus and walked over to see what they were.

The numerials 1 and 0

When I looked up
and
stepped back
this is what I saw

The number 10
waiting
to become part of the
Times Square Ball Drop!

So tonite as the ball slides down the pole
and
the numbers light up
Remember you saw it here first!

Happy 2010!



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59 comments:

  1. OMG! That is incredible. Really. This inspires me to stay up just to see the numbers on world-wide TV. UNBELIEVABLE timing, and great pictures.


    p.s. (Is the Mariott Marquis still in that vicinity? Many moons ago a company paid for me to stay there. Those were the days.)

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  2. Oh, sweet! I'll be watching the splendid ball drop through the windows as I stand outside staring at the Blue Moon. Wow... 2010! Have a great New Year's Eve!

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  3. Excellent! Wow. What a great moment to be there and have your camera. Totally fecking awesme, Daryl!

    Happy 2010 to you!

    Love and peace,
    Gina

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  4. This is great Daryl.
    Happy New Year To you! I hope you have a wonderfully healthy happy new year.

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  5. This is terrific! I'll be thinking of you when I see this! And seeing this clears up alot.
    Happy 10 Daryl!
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  6. the things you see......wonderful..

    happy new year!

    saz x

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  7. That is too cool. I LOVE that they arrived by pedicab!

    Happy new year sweet friend, may it be full of all things good.

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  8. Hopefully a better year. This start of a new Decade.

    The first celebration in Times Square was in 1904. THe first ball drop was in 1907. Paid for by resturants in the area.

    You gave us the first glance of a 103 year old tradition!

    Many Happy New Years Daryl and Toonman!

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  9. You just never know what you will see in NYC!

    Happy New Year Daryl.

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  10. OH well done you for getting that shot!

    Just in case I have a hangover tomorrow and don't manage to drop by - HAPPY NEW YEAR! x

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  11. love it!!
    they took a pedicab to the party
    fantastic

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  12. Oh, that is very cool! I guess you never know what you will see in the Big Apple!

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  13. Fantastic, Daryl!

    Have a wonderful night and all the best to you and yours in 2010!

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  14. WOW! Always in the right place at the right time!

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  15. A happy 2010 to you! I am looking forward to following your blog the next 365 days, :-)!

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  16. Can't wait to show Z!!
    Happy, happy New Year!! xoxoxo

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  17. excellent! Now I don't have to stay up until midnight :)

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  18. We don't have tv so to speak. So we won't get to see it anyway. Besides - The Man is working so I doubt he'll even be home.

    They brought the numbers over in those things? How odd.

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  19. what a great capture! were the numbers bigger than you?

    happy new year!

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  20. Fantastic capture! Glad you take the time to get off the bus for us!
    Happy New Year!! hugs

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  21. Okay, Daryl...you know that I love everything you do here. Really, even when I don't comment I'm always looking, and I'm always jealous when people get to have brunch with you...because I want to!

    But this? Is the very best. I'm so glad you got off that bus to capture this. What an amazing thing, and I thank you for sharing with us...I just love New York. And, yeah...you, a little bit too! :) Please, never stop taking pictures.

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  22. Fantastic! I never would have imagined those numbers would arrive by pedicabs. Happy New Year!

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  23. Marvelous! That is terrific, Daryl, and where but in New York City! Wishing you a very Happy New Year! Thanks for your visits over the past months and for your kind comments, always appreciated! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

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  24. What a wonderful capture!!!!!!


    Aloha, Friend!
    Hauoli Makahiki Hou (Happy New Year)

    Comfort Spiral

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  25. Wonderful New Years shot. I was surprised to see a UPS bike delivery, this beats it by far.

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  26. What a super capture...really neat! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a very Happy New Year! Here's to the best in 2010!

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  27. Happy 2010, I wish you all the best. Cool photos.

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  28. Quite a different perspective..but I like it, except my neck is hurting from looking up so high..lol.

    Have a Great New Year.

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  29. Now I can go to bed before midnight!! Great shot.

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  30. Wow that is SO COOL! Especially as I'll probably be asleep by the time midnight rolls around. ;)

    Have a happy one!

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  31. I will! Thanks for sharing a part of history with us =)

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  32. Great shots Daryl. Great way to end the decade and begin another. Happy New Year!

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  33. What a great catch! Happy New Year to you!

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  34. Timely...very timely!

    A great New Year to you Daryl!

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  35. How Amazing is that!! I'm so glad I wandered over here from Kate's site.

    Happy New Year to you!

    deserthenatgmaildotcom

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  36. how cool was that...and thanks for stopping to check it out!
    here's to '10!

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  37. how cool was that...and thanks for stopping to check it out!
    here's to '10!

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  38. Wow! You're right there in the heart of it all! Lucky you~! I'll be watching the ball drop on TV. Happy new year to you and I'm looking forward to further visits at your blog in 2010.

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  39. This would also have made a good post for the My Town Friday Shoot Out - the theme this week is "under construction". Good for you that you were curious enough to figure it out.

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  40. Oh my gosh! It must have been exciting to see this, shoot this and then post this image. Great job!
    Joyce, IL, USA

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  41. Oh wow, that is just too cool!
    Just seen the New York celebrations on the news, being a few hours ahead I missed it live.

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  42. Don't miss a thing do you! Connecting the dots - great historical shot! The angle of the photo itself is interesting, too.

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  43. Fantastic catch - what a moment to rember the beginning of a new year and decade. Priceless pictures. Happy New Year.

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  44. What a lovely blog. Dont we all lead different lives. Happy new year.

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  45. Nice set of pictures and the story is great. Happy New Year!

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  46. Wow, what a lucky encounter!
    Simply gorgeous images,
    so great you got off that bus,
    a true professional. *smile*

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  47. How fun to see the final touches of the New Years event in Times Square! Wonderful series of what you saw! Happy New Year!

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  48. Congrats on POTW! Loved the 10, and a happy 2010 to you!

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  49. really wonderful pics! i hope that your new year is grand...and congrats ont eh POTW mentioN!

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  50. Those are wonderful pictures, and I love that the numbers were transported in pedicabs. After all, they get the job done, and don't unnecessarily clog up traffic!

    It was great that you put the visual puzzle pieces together, and very cool that you shared them with us. Happy 2010 to you, too!

    Congrats on the post of the week.

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  51. That's SO cool! Happy New Year and Congrats on Post of the Week!

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  52. Great capture of the pre-celebratory action! Congrats on the POTW mention too!

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