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Yorkville. NYC Street Series. By Paul Goldfinger. © Click left to enlarge

Yorkville. NYC Street Series. By Paul Goldfinger. © Click to enlarge.

 

THE BEE GEES.  From the original cast album of Saturday Night Fever.

 

“Whether you’re a brother or whether you’re a mother

You’re stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive

Feel the city breakin’ and everybody shakin’

I’m a-stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive”

 


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New York City street series. August, 2012. Click image for full screen view.
By Paul Goldfinger ©  Blogfinger.net

SOUNDTRACK:  Blossom Dearie has something to say about this:

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Midtown. NYC Street Series.

Midtown. NYC Street Series. 2013.    By Paul Goldfinger.  ©  Click music and then the image  for full view   Re-post from 2013.

OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW.  “Back Home Again.”  From the album The Music is You: A Tribute to John Denver:

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"I want that one..." By Paul Goldfinger. Flushing, Queens Chinatown. October 2012. Click left for full view. Copywrite 2012

“I want that one…” By Paul Goldfinger. Flushing, Queens Chinatown. October 2012. Click for full view.©   Click back arrow to return.

Text and all photos by Paul Goldfinger, egg roll editor @Blogfinger.

Flushing is an area in the borough of Queens. It was founded in the 17th century by the Dutch. In the 20th century, until 1970, the population was mostly Italian and Greek. Now it is home to a huge Asian community including one of the largest Chinese districts outside of Asia. Also there are many Koreans as well as South Asians such as Indians and Sikhs.

The Chinese food markets are huge and fun to walk through with all the unusual choices—especially produce and seafood. Much of the fish are alive in big tanks. It is the ultimate in fresh fish, just behind actually catching it yourself. I heard that Japanese tuna fishermen like to slice a hunk of sushi right on deck after catching a big one.

So we went to Flushing with some Chinese friends who led us around like two tourists in Shanghai. It was great fun. I noticed that most of the people were in a hurry. They seemed to be focused, not looking around much or stopping to chat. What does that mean? Who knows? I didn’t even know what to order in a restaurant. Our friends took care of choosing the dim sum. Everything tasted wonderful but one item that was fried omentum–or something like that.

SOUNDTRACK: This song is from Flower Drum Song, original London cast album. It’s about Chinatown, only this one is on the left coast. “Dong dong, you’re in Hong Kong:”

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August 2014. A girl in her summer clothes. Central Park, Upper East Side. Paul Goldfinger photo ©  Click to see her tug on her dress. Was she primping for the photographer? Is she with the others, and what does the little smile mean?  Ask Paul McCartney—he wrote the song and included the piccolo.

 

“Penny lane is in my ears and in my eyes
There beneath the blue suburban skies
Penny Lane.”

THE BEATLES:

 

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Central Park carousel. Photograph by Paul Goldfinger ©  Has 57 hand carved horses and is over 100 years old. It still runs.

TONY BENNETT AND MICHAEL BUBLÉ:  “Don’t Get Around Much Anymore”  (A tribute to carousel horses who are currently immobilized)

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New York Street series. By Paul Goldfinger © 2014. Blogfinger.net

New York Street series. By Paul Goldfinger © 2014. Blogfinger.net   Click to enlarge.

HURRAY FOR THE RIFF RAFF

 

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Central Park. By Paul Goldfinger © NYC STreet Series. Summer, 2014

Central Park. By Paul Goldfinger © NYC Street Series. Summer, 2014

REBECCA LUKER

 

 

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Manhattan. Paul Goldfinger photo © Silver gelatin darkroom print © Click to enlarge

 

JESSIE MUELLER   from the Carole King Broadway musical: BEAUTIFUL

 

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By Paul Goldfinger. New York City 1969 ©

Paul Goldfinger. New York City 1969 ©  Silver gelatin darkroom print. Posted Jan. 2016 @Blogfinger.

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger

In February 1969, New York City was hit by a major snowstorm.   That month the Vietnam War was still raging, and the North Vietnamese army was  attacking in the south.  Pres. Nixon ordered the first of many troop withdrawals. The peace movement was strong in the city.

I went out to take some photos and found this message on the Upper East Side, near Fifth Avenue.  The snow was still fresh, clean and beautiful.  The fence surrounded a private park—it’s a very fancy neighborhood.

“Blowin’ in the Wind:”   Written in 1962 by Bob Dylan when he was 21 years old.  It was the most famous of the 1960’s protest songs.  It was the title song for Peter, Paul and Mary’s 3rd album, and it was the most successful version—even more so than Dylan’s.

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