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Paul Goldfinger ©.  Flatiron Building. Tri-X collection. c.1990.


By Paul Goldfinger, Photography editor @Blogfinger

Like Ocean Grove, the Flatiron Building is on the US National Register of Historic Places.  It was built in 1902 and has a steel triangular frame which sits at 5th Avenue, Broadway, and East 22nd St.  That part of NYC is called the “Flatiron District.”

From a photographic point of view, sometimes you get strange perspectives, as there is with my photo above which gives the illusion of Flatiron tilting.  Professional architecture photographers use large format cameras with special equipment to get the  correct appearance.  But many early photos of the Flatiron show the same off-perspective, but they just accept the result and don’t comment about it.

The name flatiron refers to the shape of an antique metal  clothes iron.

Below is Edward Steichen’s famous 1904 night photograph of the Flatiron. This building has been a favorite subject of photographers:

Edward Steichen 1904

From   Uptown Lowdown, a Jazz Salute to the Big Apple (live) with Warren Vaché   (trumpet), Ken Peplowski (clarinet) and other famous players we have “Rose of Washington Square” and  “Broadway Rose” :




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NYC street series. By Stephen Goldfinger, NY correspondent.

NYC street series. By Stephen Goldfinger, NYC Blogfinger correspondent.  ©

WARREN VACHE´  and friends.  “Teach Me Tonight” (how to work my washing machine).  From the album Stardust.

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Stephen Goldfinger. Central Park, 2014. Blogfinger.net ©



Green Vistas

By Charles Pierre

I walk the hard and darkened streets
of Manhattan as winter thaws,
where steel and concrete choke the earth,
where nature can’t unfold or flow.

Gaudy neon and bits of glass
sparkling in asphalt swell the night
with portents of spring that lead me
to a park on the river’s edge.

My left hand flies from its pocket
to test the air. The air says, Write,
until trees are flaming with leaves,
until waves are emerald fire.




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Paul Goldfinger ©. New York City, Greenwich Village. TriX collection. Undated


BOB DYLAN  From his recent album Triplicate   (2017).   The song is from the 1930’s when Frank Sinatra  recorded it with the Harry James Orchestra.

Now this lovely song is rescued from the dustbins of musical history by Bob Dylan.

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Paul Goldfinger ©.  Phones.  New York City.  Undated. TriX collection.



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Paul Goldfinger. © Theatre District. Click for more parking.


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Lillie Devereaux Blake Elementary School, founded 1894. It is  a public school on the Upper East Side—one of the best elementary schools in NYC.   Lillie was a suffragist and supporter of public education.  Photo by Paul Goldfinger, BLOGFINGER.net


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Times Square. NYC. August 2014. By Paul Goldfinger ©  Click to enlarge


Cast of Showboat:  “Life Upon the Wicked Stage”


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Metropolitan Museum of Art. Fifth Avenue. NYC. By Paul Goldfinger. NYC Street Series. © Undated.

Metropolitan Museum of Art. Fifth Avenue. NYC. By Paul Goldfinger. NYC Street Series. © Undated.


MAROON 5   “I Shall Be Released.” Written by Bob Dylan.

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"The great big city's a wondrous toy just made for a girl and boy." (Rodgers and Hart.)

“The great big city’s a wondrous toy just made for a girl and boy.” (Rodgers and Hart.)   Paul Goldfinger photo. 2014. ©



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