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Lower Manhattan . Paul Goldfinger photo. Silver gelatin image. Undated ©

Lower Manhattan . Paul Goldfinger photo. Silver gelatin image. Undated ©  Click to enlarge

 

KARRIN ALLYSON

 

 

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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.”

This building has been a favorite subject of photographers.  The name “Flatiron” refers to the shape of an antique metal clothes iron.

From a photographic point of view of buildings, sometimes you get strange angles, 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 perspective.

But many early photos of the Flatiron show the same off-perspective, but those photographers just accept the result and don’t comment about it.

Below is Edward Steichen’s famous 1904 night photograph of the Flatiron.  He got the angles just right; probably with a large format camera where you stick your head under a black cloth.

 

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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Mulberry Street, near Chinatown. By Paul Goldfinger © Sept 2013.

Mulberry Street, near Chinatown. By Paul Goldfinger © Sept 2013.  Click to enlarge.

 

Little Italy has been fading away for years. Yet you can still take a food tour there and visit family businesses that exist after more than one hundred years.

On Columbus Day,  the Italian-American community is celebrated —-Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.

 

SALISBURY CATHEDRAL BOYS AND GIRLS CHOIR   “The Lord is my Shepherd”

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Times Square. From our NYC Street Series by Paul Goldfinger © 2014

 

 

FRANK SINATRA:

 

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In the Village, NYC. Springtime.  2015  ©  Paul Goldfinger. Tri-X collection.

 

 

MILES DAVIS     “Springsville”   is from his famous album Miles Ahead.  The album was arranged by Gil Evans. There were 20 musicians on the album, and Miles played flugelhorn throughout.  “Springsville is the #1 track.”

 

 

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East 79th Street. NYC Street Series by Paul Goldfinger

East 79th Street. NYC Street Series by Paul Goldfinger. © Click and begin to see the light.

 

 

GRETA KELLER:  From her album  Blue and Sentimental.

 

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Yorkville. New York Street Series. By Paul Goldfinger. ©

Yorkville. Upper East Side.  New York Street Series. 2014.  By Paul Goldfinger. ©

 

THE FUGEES–soloist Lauryn Hill.  This song, written in 1971 became a number 1 hit with the trio The Fugees in 1996. The group has characteristics of reggae and hip-hop.

 

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Washington Square Park. August, 2012. NYC Street Series. By Paul Goldfinger. Copyright.

Washington Square Park. August, 2012. NYC Street Series. By Paul Goldfinger. © Click for full view.

 

ALICIA KEYES:  “Empire State of Mind (Part II).  Broken Down.”  From the album The Element of Freedom.

 

“Even if it ain’t all it seems, I got a pocketful of dreams
Baby, I’m from New York
Concrete jungle where dreams are made of
There’s nothing you can’t do
Now you’re in New York
These streets will make you feel brand new
Big lights will inspire you
Hear it for New York, New York, New York!”

 

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Paul Goldfinger photograph 2013. NYC Street Series.

Paul Goldfinger photograph . NYC Street Series. Washington Square Park

 

 

 

THE TRAMMPS:  “Zing Went the Strings of My Heart.”  (live)

 

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In front of St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery on East 10th Street. NYC Street Series. By Paul Goldfinger. Click left for larger view

In front of St. Mark’s Church-in-the-Bowery on East 10th Street.  NYC Street Series. c. 2014.  By Paul Goldfinger. Silver gelatin print. Click image for larger view.  ©

 

By Paul Goldfinger, Editor @Blogfinger.net

 

A quiet Sunday morning in the East Village.  In front of a church, it seems odd to see a lion. The lion looks towards the church and is contemplative. He carries a shield befitting his role as king of the beasts.

But, in contrast to that, he stands quietly mute, as if on guard against any evil that might appear in his small peaceful territory with his subjects, the pigeons, at his feet.  He wants to be the protector of anyone who might feel lonely and who would sit on those benches. You get the feeling that he would roar if it became necessary.

 

Denise Van Outen : “Tell Me on a Sunday”   It’s a sad New York story.

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