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& Brooklyn Bridge

This week, I’ve got a thing: panorama photos. The camera, a Sony NEX, does the work, and the distortions, too. To see the full picture, click on the Bad Foto on Flickr to the left of the screen.

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hello, dogs

Powerhouse Books is Dumbo’s bookstore and an exhibition and performance space as well. It’s the kind of place you might walk into thinking about one kind of book and walk out with another in your hand. Willem Dafoe was on April’s card announcing store events.

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greenish

Or maybe something happened during the upload? All of the elements take on extra significance in this arty accident: the woman who is probably heading to a wedding, the crooked police and fire call box, the call-a-car, and even the color red.

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yeah?

Get off the F train at York Street, the last stop in Brooklyn, and walk downhill toward the water, and you’ll pass this Mexican restaurant. I think it’s the only one in Dumbo, which would make it both the best and the worst. But if you’d asked my opinion after I’d just eaten there, I would have said, Not the best, not the worst. To avoid this confusion, just eat somewhere else.

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Uneven pavement is not a biker’s favorite surface… but the views! That’s the pay-off. To the right is Brooklyn Bridge Park and more fabulous scenery and views of Manhattan.

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Drivers hate them, as do people wearing heels, but those in need of some ye-olde can come to DUMBO and walk all over the cobblestones.

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When I saw this sign I thought it was something new, then I noticed it was sponsored by the MEA, the Metropolitan Etiquette Authority. Even if they can’t give you a $50 ticket, think before you flick that butt!

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New York has been on a heightened state of alert. A patrol boat like this, from the NYC Fire Department, is not an unusual site, though in the vast river, with Manhattan in the background, it looks so tiny.

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An everyday NYC weekend scene….

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Looks like picture day. The wedding will be another weekend – today is just the bridge and groom. What’s interesting is that they’ve chosen the Manhattan Bridge rather than the more popular Brooklyn Bridge as backdrop. Standing on the big rocks is a little treacherous, but it’s all about the results, getting great pictures.

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