Tag Archives: WALL STREET

In Remembrance of 9/11

We took a pot of mums and a small American flag over to Hook and Ladder Company 25.

Our neighbors gathered to share their stories….

and pay their respect to the fallen firemen.

 

 

 

 

 

SANTACON • nyc 2019

 

  1. This SANTA was seen in Wall Street…….
  2.                                and he was SOBER.

GRAFFITI ARTISTS at the World Trade Center

The developer gave space to some of New York’s top graffiti artists……..to spray their paint on the corrugated walls of storage sheds.  Each were given $1000 for their paint and $2,000 for their time.  15 foot ladders were used………and no one fell to their death.  A MIRACLE!

The ARTISTS: Brolga…….Stickeymonger………Todd Gray……….BoogieRez………..Chinon Maria……….Sebastian Mitre and Hektad.

Photos courtesy of The New York times and other sources.

 

W HOTEL • Wall Street

 

I decided to spend a week-end “staycation” in the Wall Street area  at the W HOTEL.

I asked to all see all available room “with a view”.  WOW!

Guess which room I took!

The room with the champagne bucket [ three bottles of water].

NYC • 30 years ago

TIMES SQUARE in 1986

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TIMES SQUARE TODAY

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9•11 MEMORIAL……….Wall Street

Trekked down to Wall Street today to see the 9•11 memorial……….and went into Saint Paul’s Church……..where a small memorial remains in the corner of the chapel………items left there from families and firemen from around the globe.  An exhibit that is touching……humbling…..sad.

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LUNCH at the BLT Bar and Grill

The BLT BAR & GRILL is the place to eat in the Wall Street area……..if you’re having a “BURGER” attack……….and maybe a beer.

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Make your way to 125 Washington Street…….in the Downtown “W” Hotel.  The interior is “hip”…..[but a bit dark].

You’ll have more fun out on the patio under a shady umbrella.

The pizza is nothing to rave about so stick to the devine burger.  RARE !!!

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Just across the street is the site of the new 9/11 memorial pools……….

GAY PRIDE PARADE nyc 2014 / Boot Camp Workout

WALL STREET BROKERS decided to do a “Bootcamp
workout in the GAY ARIDE PARADE……..flexing their muscles on 5th Avenue instead of Wall Street.

And hundreds of other New Yorkers decided to strut their stuff too.

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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.

 

Wandering on Wall Street

Wandering around the caverns of Wall Street…….second time in a week.  The place is fascinating.  Sights…..sounds……..smells.  Tourists in the mix.  Construction everywhere.  The very narrow streets somehow add to the fun.  Two million people there on a daily basis ……. mind boggling.  But my little camera loves it all.

Construction is happening on almost every street.  Do we really need more skyscrapers?  Yes!

When I see construction workers I always stop and talk to them…and take teir photos.  They are pleased to pose.  Anxious to talk about their project.

My father was a HARD HAT………..and proud to be a carpenter.

This is a rare picture of George Cathey……….working on the Mackinaw Bridge in upper michigan in the 1950’s.