Category Archive: Nighttime

NYC after Hurricane Sandy – part 2

A divided city: downtown without, mid- and uptown blazing lights: While parts of Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island are truly devastated, Hurricane Sandy “just” left Lower Manhattan without power, Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012: Large backup generators provide just enough power to keep a restaurant up and running, like a beacon of light attracting patrons” Food …

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NYC after Hurricane Sandy – part 1

Fixing the electric grid after massive failures due to flooding: Repair efforts the day after Hurricane Sandy, Wednesday, Oct 31, 2012: ConEd crew lowering a large pump into a supply tunnel: Staging area on Union Square North, where electrical repair crews from Maryland, D.C. Virginia, Georgia and other states arrive and await work orders from …

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Far Rockaway Evacuation: Hurricane Irene

Far Rockaway residents were just hesitantly preparing on Friday night for the mandatory evacuation, and only a couple of home owners had boarded up their house. The residents of the Seaview Manor were moved to a new and safer location inland.

Pousada de Palmela

Pousada de Palmela at night

Verrazano Bridge

Verrazano Bridge from Fort Hamilton

Frozen Hearnshead

Cleopatra’s Needle (in Central Park)

Belvedere Castle (Central Park)

The view from the castle, which is an odd piece of architecture in my opinion to begin with, is really nice, especially the view of the Delacorte Theater and the Turtle Pond, which didn’t seem to have any ducks on ice at the moment.

Snow in Central Park

Hunter College Park Avenue

Coney Island Board Walk

More and more of the “old school” vendors vanishing from the board walk, some due to code violations, some probably don’t get their leases extended… probably part of the “clean up” project, where nobody is sure where it’s going. I just wanted to take the opportunity to photograph it in it’s current form before it’s …

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Inn of Chicago

Chicago looks so very different than NYC at night, slightly different colors, different windows, different people. Have a look at the deep zoom.

5 Pointz Building

The 5 Pointz Building is ever evolving, and sometime between 2006 and 2010 the exterior stairs were removed, probably too many people tried to climb up there, and they weren’t really suitable for climbing anymore. My previous panorama from this location has become a historical document, because it would be impossible to redo it (due …

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Old Astoria – New Astoria

Astoria, like so many other boroughs, is changing rapidly, especially the water front is being rapidly developed, while some other streets are not in fashion yet (even if they are just a block away). This leads to a very strange patchwork of architecture (as if Queens architecture isn’t challenged enough already).

Toren Tower (Brooklyn)

The Toren Condo, designed by SOM, is one of the more modern approaches to architecture in NYC, something that seemed to be missing in the last couple of decades of architecture here. It is great to see change.

Governors Island

The Brooklyner

The view from the Brooklyner is great, because it’s the tallest residential building in Brooklyn, if I am not mistaken. You can see Staten Island, the Statue of Liberty, Downtown and Midtown (and probably Queens) from the rooftop. Metrotech is also right there, and  am not sure what’s up with the blue light on their …

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Bronx Hall of Justice

The new building by Raphael Viñoly Architects looks beautiful during the night…

Gulf Gas Station, Astoria

Urban gas stations are a fascinating subject, very bright, sometimes nice, sometimes dirty, and they have to make due with whatever location they have (not like highway gas stations which are all built in the same manner).

Astoria Pool

The Astoria Pool (Astoria Park) is the oldest and largest public pool in NYC, and while it was used for olympic trials in the last century, the NYC Parks department is feeling the constraints of a lower budget, and hence the pool opens relatively late in summer, and it’s general state of repair isn’t the …

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Hell Gate Bridge in Astoria

The Hell Gate Bridge was opened in 1916, and was the inspiration for the Sydney Harbour Bridge (built in 1925). The red paint used on the bridge fades relatively fast, I believe it had it’s last paint job in 2005 (bright red), but has returned to a very dull maroon color. Wiki entry about the …

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View from Chrysler Building

The Chrysler Building is beautiful, and I really love when it’s in some of my panoramas. Then I got the chance to actually shoot a panorama from a upper floor… the view was spectacular. I was debating how I can turn this into a horizontal pano, but in the end it became a square pano.

Sugarhill Gas Station, Harlem

My original plan for this panorama was the gas station, but I couldn’t find an interesting angle to it. On the other hand, the mansion on the corner just looked too strange to not take a panorama. The Victorian mansion is supposedly one of New York’s finest examples, built in 1886, and just recently sold, …

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Bloomberg Building (test shoot)

Those two panoramas are just location shots for a shoot I am planning later this year. The Bloomberg Building is incredible interesting, and incredible difficult to photograph.

West Village and Hudson Park

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