Monday, April 30, 2007

Harry's Wall

Harry’s Wall, in Prospect Park, honors Harry Murphy (1914-1993), co-founder of the Prospect Park Track Club. Murphy, along with other local running enthusiasts, established the track club over 30 years ago.

The wall was originally built in 1874 as a place to fasten horse carriages. Now the wall is often used as the start and finish line for park races, ensuring that Harry Murphy will be remembered by runners for generations to come.

(Information provided by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation Web site.)


Sunday, April 29, 2007

March of Dimes: WalkAmerica

Today, Crystal, Marcus, and I participated in the March of Dimes WalkAmerica fundraiser in New York City. This specific event also occurred in many other cities and towns across the U.S. this weekend. The WalkAmerica walk-a-thon, which covered 6 miles from Lincoln Center, through Central Park, down Lexington Avenue, to 23rd Street, and then back to Lincoln Center, was staged to raise awareness and money to help prevent premature births.

Since Crystal is about 6 months pregnant, we couldn't walk the full distance -- we stopped at Madison Park, near the Flatiron Building -- but our enthusiasm would have carried us the whole 6 miles and beyond. Little Marcus is still too young to walk such a distance (never mind a straight line), so he rolled merrily along in his stroller. He was asleep most of the time, yet he was an active participant nonetheless, since he reminded us of how fortunate we are to have such a healthy and happy little boy.

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Cafe Fonduta

Water Street, near Broad St., Lower Manhattan, New York.

Friday, April 27, 2007

She needs a hero!

She's holding out for a hero 'till the end of the night
It’s gotta be strong
And it's gotta be thick
And it's gotta be fresh on rye

Steve's C-Town, Ninth Street, near 4th Ave., Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Running Past the Comfort Station

Marcus is not yet old enough to use the comfort station at the playground (he's still wearing diapers!), but it doesn't prevent him from finding discarded things on the ground next to it. I think I'd object if he found a dead rat. Maybe.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

If a psychic can't predict the weather...

...why would you trust one to predict the future?

Church Avenue, near McDonald Ave., Kensington, Brooklyn, New York.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Fifth Ave Pizzeria

If you run out of money and need just one more slice of pizza, you can always go next door and withdraw extra funds -- or just cash your entire paycheck!

Fifth Avenue, near Union St., Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York.

Monday, April 23, 2007

Bad News

Church Avenue, near McDonald Avenue, Kensington, Brooklyn, New York.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

Yo, baby, this is the best news ever!

Manhattan-bound F train, approaching Smith 9th St. subway station, Brooklyn, New York.

Saturday, April 21, 2007

Failed Headlock

It turned into a "I've missed you" hug instead.

Corner of Union Square West & 16th Street, Manhattan, New York.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Spider Hole

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Ojitos Azulitos

(Little blue eyes.)

(And big hands, too!)

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Disconnected

Corner of Fifth Avenue & Ninth Street, Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York.

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Momentary Indecision

Fourth Avenue subway entrance, F subway line, Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York.

Monday, April 16, 2007

All Lost in the Supermarket, Pt. 2

Steve's C-Town, Ninth Street, near 4th Ave., Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Red Boots in the Cold Rain

34th Street subway station, Sixth Avenue line, Manhattan, New York.

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Ducky Love

Prospect Park, Brooklyn, New York.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Three Friends on Fifth Avenue

The one on the left looks like he should have stopped at that Barber Shop they've just walked past.

Fifth Avenue, near 6th St., Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Monday, April 09, 2007

Red Camouflage

Rather defeats the purpose of camouflage, doesn't it?

Corner of South Street & Fulton Street, South Street Seaport, Manhattan, New York.

Sunday, April 08, 2007

All Lost in the Supermarket, Pt. 1

Foodtown, McDonald Avenue, near Albermarle Rd., Kensington, Brooklyn, New York.

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Brooklyn Beachcombing

DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass), Brooklyn, New York.

Friday, April 06, 2007

Walking the Goth

Broadway, near Houston St., Greenwich Village, Manhattan, New York.

Thursday, April 05, 2007

The Number Eight

Or is Marcus reaching for infinity?

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Stocking up on TP

Rite Aid, Church Avenue, near E5th St., Kensington, Brooklyn, New York.

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Think About It

No, really -- take a minute and think about it.

Seventh Avenue, near 2nd St., Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York.

Monday, April 02, 2007

Russki in Red

F subway line, Kings Highway station, Brooklyn, New York.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

U.S. Marines recruiting station in Downtown Brooklyn

After a great deal of thought and consideration, I finally made up my mind and went down to the local military recruiting office in Downtown Brooklyn and signed up for the Marines.

The decision wasn't easy for me, but as President George W. Bush has always maintained, we're fighting them over there so we don't have to fight them over here. The President has also said that with one more surge, we'll have victory over the terrorists. I feel it's my patriotic duty to be part of this massive effort to fight for our freedom and keep America safe.

It doesn't matter that too many of us would rather sip French wine and appease Islamic Jihadists like modern-day Chamberlains. I'm just going to do my part to fight for security and our way of life, because surrendering to the global Jihad is simply not an option.