getting ready


shot this on the way
 to 
the subway 
monday morning

i am betting
 by
 tuesday morning
 the holiday trees 
will 
be
 stacked up
ready to be sold

thanks in advance


i am reposting this article for
Best Friends Animal Society
an organization
my sister and i support and want to help




Best Friends - Save Them All(R)

Amelia

Let’s find Amelia a home


Nearly a year ago, we shared the story of Amelia, a courageous young cat who had been living in a parking garage in Harlem for much of her life. When a local Best Friends Network Partner took her in and found her a foster family, Amelia was finally safe, warm and adored.

Today, Amelia is still hoping for her a home of her own — and a year is a very long wait for a cat who radiates only gratitude and love. So, we’re hoping you’ll help spread the word about her on social media, or even consider bringing this happy, friendly feline home to your place. 

You might recall that along with her unfailing brightness and happy-go-lucky outlook, Amelia has special needs: a neurological disorder has left her partially incontinent. But the great news is, these days Amelia is only rarely leaking outside the litter box and in small amounts. Still, she’ll always need medication, a high-fiber diet, and most importantly, a compassionate, patient person to express her bladder twice a day.

Amelia adores the fellow felines in her foster home and her caregivers believe she would thrive in a family with at least one other friendly cat. She’s been exceptionally loving and affectionate with humans too — a beautiful girl from the inside out.

If you think you might be Amelia’s special someone, please call Carina at646.456.4797 or email storrsc@gmail.com. You can also help in a huge way by spreading the word about her on social media.

Thank you so much for caring about pets like Amelia. Your kindness means everything to pets just waiting for that perfect match.

why hello


a little saturday late morning meet up at the crosswalk
so
very
upper westside

what do you think?


my friend shelley from canada is in town
she took this photo
on saturday on the lower eastside
she said it was a 'few blocks from allen & houston'
it reminded her of battery!
reminds me of a tin can
what do you think it looks like?

after the frost


learned something
 new
 this past 
weekend

apparently 
gingko trees 
drop
literally drop
all
every single one
of
their leaves
the morning
 after
 the first frost 
of 
the season

that's what happened 
saturday morning
the 
entire street
from 
riverside drive
to 
west end avenue
blanketed
with
 golden leaves
and 
naked gingkos!



flat on one side?



walking along
lower broadway
 a few weekends ago
i spotted
 those two dogs
 totally relaxed
at
 the feet
of
 their owner

toonman and i
used
 to
 joke
about
our cats becoming flat on one side

remember that, honey?

vaporized


steam from the underground pipes
vent
 fog
 vapor
 through manholes

its especially noticeable 
during colder days
like
this past wednesday 
when the temps
 finally dropped out
 of 
the late summer level
 into 
full fall!

topless


thursday
 was 
back to spring 
with 
temps in the high 60s

there was also
 a lot of fog
giving 
1WTC
a topless look!

new york city strong!

wednesday morning
 the sun rose
 as if 
nothing
 had 
happened
the day before

i guess its always like that
life goes on
no matter what horrors transpire

tuesday afternoon
a crazy person
in a rented flatbed pick up truck
intentionally 
swerved
off west street 
(aka westside highway)
onto
a bike/pedestrian path
that sits between the river and the highway



it was a beautifully perfect afternoon for biking or walking
there were a lot of people enjoying the day
soon the three schools nearby would be letting out

i am not sure 
how much
 more horrible 
it would have been
 had the crazy man 
not
 plowed
 into the side 
of 
a school bus 
but 
he did


it stopped 
his killing spree
it allowed
 alert police 
to
 grab him as he ran from the truck

8 lives were lost
many others were seriously injured

new yorkers stand strong

terrorism 
didnt keep 
thousands 
from
 the annual halloween parade




and
 it wont 
keep 
new yorkers
 from
 living their lives




ai weiwei's good fences make good neighbors


ai weiwei's installation 
good fences make good neighbors
is 
all over nyc
but this piece in washington square park
is perhaps the most visited


the fun house mirror effect is very intriguing



walking through it seems to be the way to experience it


but 
i liked this view the best


its the most 'this is new york' view


monarchs


after brunch we walked
snuck into the jefferson market garden
monarchs fluttered 
the sun shone
it was a lovely october afternoon

all over town


this past sunday 
i went to the west village 
with
 my friend amy, the architect, 
we had brunch 
at 
the dutch
 afterward
we wandered walking off said brunch
photos will be shared

this one was taken at west houston and i forget

look at those clouds that sky

adopt dont shop!



you still have time to adopt a dog
after all
even tho its winding down
october is adopt a dog month

yes
even on a crowded train
service dogs
can be found 
patiently waiting
 to do their job

heights cafe



my sunday visit to brooklyn heights
scored me quite a few photos

heights cafe
 is a nice little place on hicks street
just off montague

my friend melissa and i had been there before
in fact
we sat at the very same outdoor table last time as this

montague street is a shop filled street
busy with locals and tourists
i am not sure which i am

i took that with my lovely new iphone 8+

street art


driving back 
from
 brooklyn
 on 
sunday
i spotted 
french artist JR's 
'ellis island children'

if you want to read about it