Category Archives: PARKS

THE PRICE of a HOTDOG in NYC

Two bucks will get you a hotdog……………from a HOTDOG cart that has a permit that costs more than $200,000.

Depending  on where you cart is allowed to park………..your monthly rent costs from $20,000 to $60,000 per MONTH.

So….there is a lot of BLACK MARKET dealing with the permits and the parking places.

The number one prized location is in front of the Met Museum……..at ONE HALF MILLION DOLLARS a year.

[Thanks to Getty Images for this photo].

I SPOTTED THIS BIRD IN CENTRAL PARK

I think it must be an owl………..or NOT!


Pissing in Style in PARIS

The new Eco-friendly “open-air-urinals” are causing an uproar in PARIS.


Some are planter with flowers….to make them more attractive.  The piss fertilizes the flowers.

SomeParisians find them offensive.

Others say….”when you gotta pee……..it is better than peeing on the street”.

Each urinal collects 140 liters every three days.

240 men pee in each one……every day.

NY TIMES 1978 photos at the ARSENAL GALLERY

The current show at the GALLERY in the ARSENAL in Central Park………..photographs that were commissioned in 1978. The New York Times asked 8 of their  photographers to record activities in the city’s parks.

Recently……….3000 of these photographs were unearthed….. hidden away in 2 boxes in the Arsenal.

68 of these photos are on display………….

you can see all of them………..until June 14th.

In the summer of 1978 I spent every Sunday afternoon at Bethesda Fountain….wearing my BELLBOTTOMS!

Gallery

COMMUNITY GARDENS in Manhattan

This gallery contains 8 photos.

WEST SIDE COMMUNITY GARDEN

This delightful community garden is on the UPPER WEST SIDE of Manhttan.  Established by volunteers……….and maintained daily by volunteers.  I have donated 200 tulips and I love the Spring time when they bloom.


You can sit…..rest……read……bring the kids…….and have a picnic……..or just SMELL THE ROSES.

Movies in the evening and free concerts on the week-ends.

EARTHDAY takes to the STREETS in New York

EARTHDAY is for kids……..a day they can play in the streets………..

CENTRAL PARK