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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The Morning Commute and a Rupert Update

N Train, nyc
Photo by myself, on the N Train.

Here we are in the midst of Fall, all bundled in light jackets and jeans. People were immersed in their apps and knitting and books, on the way into work.

Apologies for the spotty attendance. It's been very busy!

Meanwhile, here are a couple shots from a playdate Rupert had with a neighboring girl dog named Roxy. There were a lot of sidelong looks and waggling tongues. Rupert has been doing great. He is enjoying his favorite things - playing ball, taking long walks and snacking on chicken treats.

Rupert and Roxy
Roxy, in the red halter, gives Rupert a look.

Rupert and Roxy
Another look, haha.

Related posts: A Rupert Update, with Friend, On Hipsters and Rupert, Downtown, and Back Home to the Brooklyn Bridge and a Boston Terrier.


Monday, October 27, 2014

Dusk, on West End Avenue

West End Ave, nyc
Photo by myself around 77th Street and West End Avenue, on the Upper West Side.

Just a snapshot from West End Avenue. Tall, mostly pre-war apartment buildings line both sides of the street.

Like the buildings on Park Avenue and Fifth Avenue, almost all these apartment buildings have doormen. I've never seen a female doorman, by the way, so the term 'doorman' makes sense. Or you could call them 'porters'.

All the doormen I've met are super nice. They are helpful and genuinely caring people. They say hello to everybody coming and going. They know all the kids and all the dogs. At one building I watched a doorman carry an elderly woman down a short flight of stairs, because she was having trouble walking.

Related posts: Manchester House, on the Upper West Side, Glitzy Glam, Outside the Pierre, and Life on Park Avenue.


Friday, October 3, 2014

On Eighth Avenue, on the West Side

On Eighth Ave
Photo by myself on Eighth Avenue around 39th Street.

You'd be surprised how homely some blocks still are, in New York.

Eighth Avenue is still decidedly un-fancy. There are x-rated video stores and peep shows still, some stores selling inexpensive clothing and pizza joints.

Up ahead on the left, is the hulking Port Authority Terminal, with gigantic green trusses on all sides. Buses leave there for New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and upstate New York.

Related posts: Puppy Dog Eyes, in Bryant Park, Walking the Dog, While Pedaling, and Maitre D's, on Broadway.