Category Archives: PEOPLE

My Typewriter Wizard passed away at 89

Mary Adelman……the wizard of typewriter repairs had her shop……..Osner Business Machines ……..on Amsterdam Avenue…….. since 1968 when her husband took over the shop from Mr. Osner.


While my  friends were using their laptop……….I was still using my old Remington.  My partner Don was using his Smith Corona electric to write the scripts for his books.  And it was Mary that kept them working.  When Mary was on “48 Hours”  with Dan Rather he called typewriters ………….”road kill on the information highway” .  Personally I liked the click-click of the keys and the slinging of the carriage.

John F Kennedy……..typing the pages for his journal.

The photo of Mary….courtesy of The New York Times.

MACY’S Thanksgiving Day Parade • 2017

On the roof of the DAKOTA APARTMENTS………..NYC sniper riflemen…..trained to shoot terrorists…….at the ready………as MACY’S Thanksgiving Day Parade passes by.


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 Snoopy.……..he has been aloft in 40 parades………..and he is still my fave.

And SANTA always waves to the nearly four million people lining the streets………all hoping he will climb down their chimneys on December 25th.

MASS SHOOTINGS • GUN VIOLENCE • Las Vegas

At the end of Trump’s speech today he said:“even the most terrible despair can be illuminated by a single ray of hope”

If your hope was that Washington would deal with the crisis of mass shootings, Trump didn’t offer a single ray.

 

These articles were in THE NEW YORKER today

TRUMP and his Eugenics ideology

An interesting article in THE NEW YORKER today.

EUGENICS……..a practice aimes at improving the genetic quality of a group of individuals by controlled breed.  It was the center of NAZI ideology.

PULL UP A CHAIR………..take a load off………

This New Yorker just takes a break…….. in her rocker………. on the sidewalk……….on Columbus Ave…….in front of the Housing Works Thrift Store.…….and checks her phone.


PHOTOGRAPHERS on the street of New York

I’m on the streets every day with my camera……..I never leave home without it.

But there thousands of photographers in New York………all with their cameras………doing the same thing as me……….looking for a unique shot of life in New York.

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BILL CUNNINGHAM…………….New Yorks’s most famous photographer………..covered the Runway Shows, the Ballet Gala, The Met Opera, all of New York’s society events……….and he did this for 60 years.  Twice weekly he did fashion spreads for the New York Times.

Last year Bill passed away………….and is greatly missed on the streets of New York.

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35 Couples……….in LOVE………….or???

When I ask them to pose……they do……….lovingly!