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Like a bolt out of the blue Fate steps in and sees you through When you wish upon a star Your dreams come true Photo by Paul Goldfinger ©


Manhattan, New York City.   2015. Photo by Paul Goldfinger ©  Blogfinger.net

 

“Like a bolt out of the blue
Fate steps in and sees you through
When you wish upon a star
Your dreams come true.”

* 1940.  From the movie Pinocchio.  The song won an Oscar.

**Portnoy’s Complaint by Phillip Roth was published in 1969. Everyone I knew read it. It was a huge best seller.  If you did read it, you will understand the photograph above.

BILLY JOEL

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Central Park c. 1972.  Paul Goldfinger © 

 

haiku by George Held.

 


Winter lingers—–

fingers of spring still wearing

woolen gloves

 

ANITA O’DAY

 

 

This haiku was originally published at Haikuniverse.com ©  2019

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Washington Square, NYC. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

Washington Square, NYC. Paul Goldfinger photo. ©

GATO BARBIEIRI  “Last Tango Girl in Black”  from the film the Last Tango in Paris.

 

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Central Park. Summer, 2014. By Paul Goldfinger ©

Central Park. Summer, 2014. By Paul Goldfinger ©  Click to enlarge

TONY BENNETT:  (Music by Jerome Kern;  Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein III.  1939 for Broadway and the movies)

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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, today, 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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Paul Goldfinger ©. Central Park, summer, 2014.  Click image to enlarge

 

KENNY VANCE.   “Some Kind of Wonderful.”

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Fifth Avenue at Central Park. August, 2014. © Paul Goldfinger photo, NYC Street Series . Click to hear the melody better.

LEN CARIOU AND THE ZIEGFELD MALE CHORUS (with a wonderful staging of the Irving Berlin song)  from the  London  production of Ziegfeld  (about the Ziegfeld Follies—flapper era review.) Some of you may know Len Cariou from his role as the father in Blue Bloods (CBS)

Ziegfeld Folllies. Internet photo. Click to enlarge.

 

Ziegfeld girl. 1920’s. Internet photos (PG did not take this photo)

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Paul Goldfinger ©. Central Park. Silver gelatin darkroom print. Blogfinger.net. Undated.  Click on image to enlarge.

 

GLENN MILLER AND HIS ORCHESTRA     From the soundtrack of The Shape of Water… “I Know Why and So Do You.” *

 

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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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Paul Goldfinger ©.  Flatiron Building. Try-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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