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New Yorkers…….doing their thing!

No need to pay for entertainment………..just hit the streets of New York.

Fun and amusement exists on every block.

4th of JULY • New Yorkers are gearing up………….

New Yorkers age gearing up to celebrate INDEPENDENCE DAY.………the 4th of July.

They proudly wear the flag……dress like the flag…….carry the flag…….put it on their wine bottles……..running shorts……..suspenders and their pets.

I decorate my baked good with the FLAG…….then eat them.

FLEET WEEK sailed into NY today 2015

The PARADE OF SHIPS sailed up the Hudson this morning…………right past my apartment.  2000 sailors hit the streets of New York………marines too……for the 27th FLEET WEEK.

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I snapped these three charming lads down at BATTERY PARK.

 

Two destroyers……and the Amphibious Transport Dock USS San Antonio.  Two USCG ships and a training vessel from the US NAVAL ACADEMY.

[My friend Barry Z took several of these photos….thanks, Barry].

 

SUMMERTIME and New Yorkers doin’ their thing!

Dragqueens…….the homeless……..hotties……and the hungry. Kids………prego’s………..pedi-cabbers and marathoners.  Joan Rivers and parrot smoochers.

JUDGE NOT LEST YOU BE JUDGED!

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Men in their underwear…………and men in someone else’s underwear.  Cadets and “space cadets”……and New York embraces them all.  That’s why I live in New York!

FLEET WEEK and WALL STREET

It was time for “day tripping”…….down to SOHO and Wall Street.

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Graffiti truck…………corner of Crosby street and Houston.

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FIRST STOP……….Balthazar’s Restaurant in SOHO!.  Loud and very noisy. We did not stay!

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Off to the Crosby Street Hotel…. a quiet and civilized spot for lunch.

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Superb burger and a chicken BLT………..with avacado.

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RING RING! Don’t bother to pick it up!…………no one will answer.

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Tea after lunch in the “living room”of the hotel.

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At the bottom of Manhattan…….a clipper ship came sailing in.

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It is FLEET WEEK in NY City……….three of our “finest”………..and cute to boot!

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Cute?  The boots, Yeah. But the skirt is a tad too much???

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National Museum of the American Indian at ONE BOWLING GREEN in lower Manhattan………..and admission is FREE!

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Allegorical statue of the continent of America, carved by Daniel Chester French just outside of the grand entrance to the Alexander Hamilton U.S.Custon House.

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The Rotunda is surrounded by paintings of Reginald Marsh.

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Our friends from Detroit were amazed at the ceiling of the ornate “Collectors Room………….

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The magnificent the oval ceiling was built using the principles of the Spanish engineer Rafael Gustavino. The 140 ton skylight was constructed with our any visible signs of support.

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The Indian Museum is now located in the Alexander Hamilton United States Custom House.

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The first secretary of the U.S. Treasury.

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Murals painted by school children to cover up a construction site.

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What is it???  The roof over the new subway station………the one that was destroyed by the 9/11 terrorist attack.  The memorial and the museum is now open to the public.

 

SUMMER EVE on 42nd Street

It’s FLEET WEEK in New York………..so I headed to times Square to meet some sailors.

I only saw one!  We did NOT meet!

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So I snapped a bunch of photos of TOURISTS.

CLICK ON the Naked Cowboy to see his buns!

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I did run into THE ROCK…….wrestler turned movie action star.  Just saw him in “Hercules”……and again tonight on 42nd street.

NEW YORKERS on a sunny Day

New Yorkers don’t have to go to “summer camp”……….they just “camp it up” in the city.  Walk down any street…….it’s like a ” mini vacation” Sights…..sounds……and people just being themselves.

 

The great lawn in Central Park was littered with lovers today.  Sweet !