Photo of the day: EARLY MORNING SUNDAY SHAVE – It’s 8:30 on a Sunday morning in the Bronx. On upper Broadway and 180th street nothing is open or awake yet except for a few bodegas and Abraham (and Bobby’s) Barber Shop. I was up there last weekend in the early morning hours waiting to do a hike of the Washington Bridge and the Jersey Palisades. As I walked up and down upper Broadway looking for a place to eat, I came across this early morning scene.
November 17, 2013 | Categories: DAILY PHOTOS WITH STORIES OF NEW YORK CITY | Tags: 180th Street Bonx, Abraham and Bobby Barber Shop, Abraham Barber Shop 4232 Broadway, barber poll, early morning in barber shop, George Washington Bridge, Hans Von Rittern, little boy in barber chair, local barber shop, New York City, New York photo, Photo of the day, photography, street scene, the Bronx, the Bronx early morning, upper Broadway | Leave a comment
Photo of the day: SEPARATE MEETINGS – The New York Public Library on Fifth Avenue, a place where people come to study and research. Some people come to marvel at the magnificent architecture. Some come to see the excellent exhibits. Some come here for meetings. Some meetings are
very business like . . . other meetings are private.
May 19, 2013 | Categories: DAILY PHOTOS WITH STORIES OF NEW YORK CITY | Tags: business meetings, excellent exhibits, Hans Von Rittern, magnificent architecture, Manhattan, New York City, New York photo, New york Public Library, street scene, study and, [rivate meetings with god | Leave a comment
SHINE AND A SMOKE: An age old part of the fabric our Manhattan’s streets is the show shine boy. Now that so many of us wear sneakers and sport shows, leather shoes aren’t quite as prevalent, but the shoe shine boy tradition lives on. You start with a makeshift box of your own and fill it will all the supplies you can barely afford, then you have to scout a street location with good traffic that isn’t already taken. This young boy chose the front of Trinity Church near Wall Street and was working hard while his customer enjoyed the scene with a leisurely smoke.
Perhaps he will make enough money to work his way up to owning a stand with the raised upholstered seat, those at Grand Central Terminal do quite well. The final step is to get you own shop with maybe 3 or 5 stands. It’s a age-old American success story. “Shine mister?”
April 5, 2013 | Categories: DAILY PHOTOS WITH STORIES OF NEW YORK CITY | Tags: "This Is New York" M. Sasek, children's book, enjoying a smoke, Grand Central Terminal, Hans Von Rittern, New York City, Shoe shine boy, shoes, Shoeshine, street scene, Trinity Church, Wall Street, working your way up | Leave a comment