Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Trendy Tourist Sports "worn out, old looking" Jacket

or maybe it's a bum with a ripped jacket?

Bizarro accident diverted

Today I saw a strange older woman jogger who did so in tiny steps. She was carrying a tiny notebook in which she was nervously scribbling notes while "jogging". She moved into the bike lane and almost got hit by a bike rider who was carrying a huge American Flag in one arm.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Dogs, Dogs, Dogs.... Suicide

So many dogs on the bridge this morning. Last night when I was trying to get home, the bridge closed down. People and cars were being walked off and backed off. I biked over to the Manhattan Bridge and crossed that way. Took a couple of pictures of the boats clustered below the jumper. It was a suicide attempt.

But today, it was all dogs and a couple of bags. My whole commute was so fast even though I stopped to take pictures.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007


Hmmm, not sure. The women were wearing long skirts and hair nets, the baby looks like Sweet Pea from Popeye, and the men were dressed in business casual.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Television lies...

At least that's what a person who posted these fliers on the bridge believes.


Now that the weather is warming up, the empty water bottles are taking over the bridge trash cans, filling them to the rim and beyond. The water bottle vendors are also appearing in strategic places along the pedestrian path with their "WATER $1 ONLY" handwritten signs.

Painting From Life

Here's a guy painting the Brooklyn Bridge. I've never seen him there before. You really have to have focus and guts to paint out in the open where anyone can stand over your shoulder and stare at your work-in-process.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

Remember, Things Could be Worse. (Or Better)

The bum was busy washing his feet and changing his shoes this morning. I'm not a bum yet. Being a bum would mean not having a good place to go to the bathroom. But it would also mean not caring if you took a sh*t out in the open. It would mean having to sleep in an unsafe place. But also not thinking that kind of stuff.

Sunday, May 06, 2007


This week I rode my bike every day over the bridge, so taking pictures was much harder.

But I did stop to take a shot of this helicopter that kept buzzing round and round the bridge, with a man hanging off the open side. All the tourists were mesmerized, like they'd never seen a helicopter so up close in their lives.

Thursday, May 03, 2007

It's A Dog's Life

You see dogs on the bridge sometimes and it's always a nice touch. But today I saw a woman with her little dog strapped into a bike basket! The dog was sitting up with it's tongue out loving the wind and the motion. I'm not saying I would trade places with it, but I was tempted.