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Bow Bridge - Memorial Day (May) 2020 - Black & White

Central Park, New York


More images - in parks and streets of Manhattan, black and white and color:

Pandemic





Stay safe! #staysafe #COVID19 #NewYork #NYC #myphotos #fenfotos #pandemic
 

Bow Bridge, Central Park - Memorial Day 2020, New York





That was before. Always. In my lifetime anyway. Crowds on the bridge - and rowboats all over the Lake, no masks... (masks?)
You see the the Bridge and as I pan left (handheld, sorry), past the pond is Central Park West and far left, The Dakota. And Imagine.

Now.... Here's our intrepid accordion man, a second song and a second angle (socially safe and photographically prime)
Here you see a bit more of the bridge, which in springtime in NYC, in the heart of Central Park, is usually mobbed, on the bridge, on the trails, and in the rowboats. It's like a small-town park now, open spaces, closed hazards, distance but also sunning on Strawberry Fields (only a few people), bicyclers and joggers with masks on or at the ready... Well, as Dylan said, Things Have Changed!

Accordion Man & Birds (1-Minute Video)


More images of New York, always-before-now, @ www.fenichel.com/NYNY.shtml

STAY SAFE! #staysafe #COVID19 #NYC #NewYork #myphotos #myvideo #mymy #CentralPark #spring2020 #NYNY
 
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Some crowd-sourcing eyes please?

I've been working on a web page of "Covid Chronicles" - photos from my two outside adventures in the past 9 weeks, one cool day (April) and one warmer day in May. I have posted some of my favorites already, and incorporated those I like best (and with good feedback). I need to choose a few more to complete the web page collection. So.... Here's a 'baker's dozen' +1 which catch my eye, but I'd really value any objective feedback on these. If I were to choose one or two or three of these... which? Thanks!

Stay safe! Beautiful day here today (NYC) - from my window. "The waiting is the hardest part" - Tom Petty

#myphotos #NYC #covidchronicles #photography #COVID19 #NewYork #masks #StaySafe
 
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Eleanor Roosevelt

Modeling Safe Behavior - Still a shining example of inspirational leadership


A legendary woman, the much admired and beloved first lady of the USA during WWII. Eleanor Roosevelt was a voice of national conscience and purpose, in similarly challenging times. A summary below, from the FDR library. [ fdrlibrary.org]
The First Lady
Upon moving to the White House in 1933, Eleanor Roosevelt informed the nation that they should not expect their new first lady to be a symbol of elegance, but rather "plain, ordinary Mrs. Roosevelt." Despite this disclaimer, she showed herself to be an extraordinary First Lady.

In 1933, Mrs. Roosevelt became the first, First Lady to hold her own press conference. In an attempt to afford equal time to women--who were traditionally barred from presidential press conferences--she allowed only female reporters to attend. In 1939, the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) refused to allow Marion Anderson, an African American singer, to perform in their auditorium. In protest, Mrs. Roosevelt resigned her membership in the DAR.

Throughout Franklin D. Roosevelt's presidency, Eleanor traveled extensively around the nation, visiting relief projects, surveying working and living conditions, and then reporting her observations to the President. She was called "the President's eyes, ears and legs" and provided objective information to her husband. When the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor and the United States entered WWII, Mrs. Roosevelt made certain that the President did not abandon the goals he had put forth in the New Deal. She also exercised her own political and social influence;

She became an advocate of the rights and needs of the poor, of minorities, and of the disadvantaged. The public was drawn in by the First Lady's exploits and adventures which she recounted in her daily syndicated column, "My Day". She began writing the column in 1935 and continued until her death in 1962.

During the war, she served as Assistant Director of Civilian Defense from 1941 to 1942 and she visited England and the South Pacific to foster good will among the Allies and to boost the morale of U.S. servicemen overseas.

"First Lady of the World"
After President Roosevelt's death on April 12, 1945, Mrs. Roosevelt continued in her public life. President Truman appointed her to the United Nations General Assembly. She served as chair of the Human Rights Commission and worked tirelessly to draft the Universal Declaration of Human Rights which was adopted by the General Assembly on December 10, 1948.

In 1953, Mrs. Roosevelt dutifully resigned from the United States Delegation to the United Nations, so that incoming Republican President Dwight Eisenhower could fill the position with an appointee of his own choosing. She then volunteered her services to the American Association for the U. N., and was an American representative to the World Federation of the U. N. Associations. She later became the chair of the Associations' Board of Directors. She was reappointed to the United States Delegation to the U. N. by President Kennedy in 1961. Later he appointed her to the National Advisory Committee of the Peace Corps and chair of the President's Commission on the Status of Women. Mrs. Roosevelt became a recognized leader in promoting humanitarian efforts.
Meanwhile....her spirit lives with the rest of the ghostly sights in New York.
And even today, she is doing her part - and wearing a mask! [Statue in Riverside Park]

More images of "old New York" @ http://www.fenichel.com/NYNY.shtml

And a musical tribute , because she's so on my mind, And I do so miss leadership and inspiration like hers. Stay safe!

Eleanor


#eleanorroosevelt #staysafe #stayhome #STFH #masks #N95 #PPE #myphoto #NYC #NewYork #fenfotos #COVID19
 
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First Encounter

A few steps from my door but after 6-7 weeks the simplest taste of spring and nature was invigorating. My first close encounter - after marveling at things like grass, trees, clouds, and blue sky - was this ubiquitous critter. I think the look s/he gave me was something like, "Why are all these humans in my park wearing masks?"

No. 1 of a series to come. Just a short walk along the edge of the island, but with camera and fresh air.
Ahh. My hour of exercise and fresh air before return to confinement. More images to follow. I saw flowers too! And masks....

More images of NYC (in more densely-packed days) at: http://www.fenichel.com/NYNY.shtml
And something perfect for these times, a virtual New York visit @ http://www.fenichel.com/NYC

#NewYork #NYC #NYNY #myphoto #squirrel #socialdistancing #photography #nature #fenfotos #mywork #staysafe
 
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Kick Kick... Step Step!


Happy Easter (Easterners)
With regards from Broadway (now deserted) and from A Chorus Line - in quarantine.

#music #chorusline #dance #quarantine #music #musica #musique #COVID19 #broadway #NewYork #NY
 
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Sigh.... today in New York:


Yesterday mandatory wearing of masks if in public or stores or transportation (which is mostly shut).
We've not seen mail here for at least 3-4 days (time blurs), and now there is talk about impact on mail-in elections, among other things.

Meanwhile I just got yet another text from the city, saying their emergency phone number (non-critical, "3-1-1") is overwhelmed and people should go to the web page (which is likely overwhelmed and under-staffed too) or call after 7PM (?!) .

A fittingly grey, cool day here. It almost hurts to see the sunny skies - from only a window. The last "street" photos for now...

#NYC #myphotos #NewYork #COVID19 #masks #fenfotos #staysafe #stayhome #STFH
More NYC photography: http://www.fenichel.com/NYNY.shtml
 
Yet more super secret predatory capitalist Wall Street fuckface dirty tricks.

Wall Street Titans Finance Democratic Primary Challenger to Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

"Wall Street titans are financing a direct challenge to firebrand progressive lawmaker Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the New York primary on June 23."

"Disclosures show that over four dozen finance industry professionals, including several prominent private equity executives and investment bankers, made early donations to Michelle Caruso-Cabrera, a former CNBC contributor who is challenging Ocasio-Cortez. Caruso-Cabrera was a registered Republican until a few years ago and authored a 2010 book advocating for several conservative positions, including an end to Medicare and Social Security, which she called 'pyramid schemes'."

"The donors include Glenn Hutchins, the billionaire co-founder of Silver Lake Partners; James Passin of Firebird Capital; Bruce Schnitzer of Wand Partners; Jeffrey Rosen of Lazard; and Bradley Seaman, managing partner of Parallel49 Equity. The chief executives of Goldman Sachs, PNC Bank, and Virtu Financial, are also among the Caruso-Cabera donors."

#banksters #WallStreet #GOP #politics #AOC #NewYork #election2020 #capitalism
 
I wish I were out there taking photos as the weather turns nice... 😞
Getting cold now for April, actually. And Sad though, as it was seeing Ground Zero '01. Sigh.

This gallery was featured on an article by CBS, one of our largest media companies. But the photographer is freelance.
Some great shots along with his interviews and his focus on resilience, the human spirit, and the beauty of life.

Pandemic: A snapshot of life in New York City


Stay Safe! #STFH #staysafe #NYC #NewYork #COVID19 #stayhome #photography #streetphotography #PeterTurnley
 
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New York City
April 1, 2020

Empty streets, masks, plastic sheeting and still-empty shelves in stores. As many are prepared to seal ourselves inside for the month of April. (Yes, I was out, one time, 45 minutes, wearing N95 plus surgical mask - to safely prepare for round 2, after 2-week quarantine.) Be mindful. Be kind.

#staysafe #stayhealthy #STFH #COVID19 #NYC #NewYork #myphotos #pandemic #myphotos #socialdistance
 
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New York City
April 1, 2020

Empty streets, masks, plastic sheeting and still-empty shelves in stores. As many are prepared to seal ourselves inside for the month of April. (Yes, I was out, one time, 45 minutes, wearing N95 plus surgical mask - to safely prepare for round 2, after 2-week quarantine.) Be mindful. Be kind.

#staysafe #stayhealthy #STFH #COVID19 #NYC #NewYork #myphotos #pandemic #myphotos #socialdistance
 
Wo-oh! 🎶 This from Sting and friends - amazingly tasty, and just so right for the moment.... To all the Englishmen in New York, and Jamaicans too, and so many others now "prisoners of New York" and of the spreading virus outside everywhere ...

Sting And Shaggy: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert




New York City is the most populous city in the United States, with an estimated 8,491,079 people living in the city, according to U.S. Census estimates dating July 1, 2014 .....The city's population density of 26,403 people per square mile (10,194/km²), makes it the densest of any American municipality with a population above 100,000. [20]Manhattan's population density is 66,940 people per square mile (25,846/km²), highest of any county in the United States.[21] [22],,,, New York City is multicultural. About 36% of the city's population is foreign-born, [23]one of the highest among US cities. The eleven nations constituting the largest sources of modern immigration to New York City are the Dominican Republic, China, Jamaica, Guyana, Mexico, Ecuador, Brazil, Haiti, Trinidad and Tobago, Colombia, Russia and El Salvador. [24]- Wikipedia Stay Safe! Be kind.
Photo is #myphoto. More photography of NY and beyond @ http://www.fenfotos.com
#BeSafe #BeSane #BeKind #NYC #NewYork #COVID19 #Sting #Shaggy #music #musica #musique #fenfotos
 
Thank you for the wishes - for the many people of many nations in New York, and back at you, as the world faces this all together. Stay safe & healthy. Be mindful and kind.

All together now






"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot,
Nothing is going to get better. It's not."
-- Dr. Seuss

"All of us are much more human than otherwise."
-- Harry Stack Sullivan

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."
-- Plato

#covid19 #newyork #NYC #myphoto #fenfotos #beatles #music #musica #musique #together #staysafe #stayhealthy #STFH

YouTube: All Together Now (Remastered 2009) (The Beatles - Topic)

 
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A sample of phone alerts in NYC the past 24 hours... The good, the bad, the ugly.

#staysafe #stayhome #COVID19 #coronavirus #NewYork #NYC Stay safe. Be mindful. Be compassionate.
 
Surreal.... A few days early, suddenly the Late Show has gone to taping without an audience. Today they went on air with a bunch of rehearsal footage. While up the street, the Broadway theater district went dark, no more big-venue concerts, museums closed, and...

Live entertainment and cultural venues: Put on Hold due to COVID 19 (New York)


#covid19 #coronavirus #newyork #NYC #NY #Colbert #lateshow #sethmeyers #broadway
 
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#bird #vogel #tierfoto #schnee #animal #park #newyork #ny
Mit etwas Übung habe ich jetzt hin bekommen ein Foto öffentlich und mit Tags zu senden!
 



Instant Karma's gonna get you. Gonna knock you off your feet
Better recognise your brothers, everyone you meet
Why in the world are we here? Surely not to live in pain and fear
Why on earth are you there? When you're everywhere - come and get your share

Well, we all shine on, like the moon and the stars and the sun
Yeah, we all shine on. Come on and on and on on on
Yeah, yeah, all right

Well, we all shine on, like the moon and the stars and the sun
Yeah, we all shine on. On and on and on on and on

Instant Karma (We All Shine On)


More images of New York, from Central Park to Times Square to Coney Island @ http://www.fenichel.com/NYNY.shtml

#johnlennon #myphoto #imagine #myphoto #instantkarma #music #musique #musica #newyork #fenfotos #centralpark
 

Using AI to Colorize and Upscale a 109-Year-Old Video of New York City to 4K and 60fps | PetaPixel

After the success of his last attempt at using AI to upscale a classic short film to 4K and 60fps, YouTuber Denis Shiryaev decided to take this experiment one step further. He took this well-known film of New York City in 1911, and used publicly available neural networks to upscale it to 4K, increase the frame rate to 60fps, and colorize the video.
#photography #video #NewYork
Using AI to Colorize and Upscale a 109-Year-Old Video of New York City to 4K and 60fps
 
It's time - again... posted originally on Independence Day (USA)... Again, or still, our country is distracted, disjointed, and endangered.

Please listen / think on the words. It's a history lesson on the original vision and early growing pains of America.
This is also one of the best rock anthems of all time, up there with Pink Floyd, the Doors, the Who and the Kinks to name a few.

The Monster


Lyrics:
Once the religious, the hunted and weary
Chasing the promise of freedom and hope
Came to this country to build a new vision
Far from the reaches of Kingdom and pope
Like good Christians some would burn the witches
Later some got slaves to gather riches
But still from near and far to seek America
They came by thousands, to court the wild
But she just patiently smiled and bore a child
To be their spirit and guiding light

And once the ties with the crown had been broken
Westward in saddle and wagon it went
And till the railroad linked ocean to ocean
Many the lives which had come to an end
While we bullied, stole and bought a homeland
We began the slaughter of the red man
But still from near and far to seek America

They came by thousands to court the wild
But she just patiently smiled and bore a child
To be their spirit and guiding light
The Blue and Grey they stomped it
They kicked it just like a dog
And when the war was over
They stuffed it just like a hog
And though the past has its share of injustice
Kind was the spirit in many a way
But its protectors and friends have been sleeping
Now it’s a monster and will not obey

The spirit was freedom and justice
And its keepers seemed generous and kind
Its leaders were supposed to serve the country
But now they won’t pay it no mind
Cause the people grew fat and got lazy
Now their vote is a meaningless joke
They babble about law and order
But it’s all just an echo of what they’ve been told
Yeah, there’s a monster on the loose
It’s got our heads into the noose
And it just sits there watchin’

The cities have turned into jungles
And corruption is stranglin’ the land
The police force is watching the people
And the people just can’t understand
We don’t know how to mind our own business
'Cause the whole world’s got to be just like us
Now we are fighting a war over there
No matter who’s the winner we can’t pay the cost
‘Cause there’s a monster on the loose
It’s got our heads into the noose
And it just sits there watchin’

America, where are you now
Don’t you care about your sons and daughters
Don’t you know we need you now
We can’t fight alone against the monster
America, where are you now
Don’t you care about your sons and daughters
Don’t you know we need you now
We can’t fight alone against the monster
America…America…America…America…

[ RIP… or wake up!!! Pogo was right - If you can see the enemy, it is us! We need to think of humanity before “party”. ]

Cartoon by Jim Carrey



#USA #music #history #steppenwolf #liberty #NewYork #America #makeamericasaneagain #rockclassic #musica #musique

YouTube: Steppenwolf - Monster (Christian Larsen)

 
On my screen since Christmas, too good not to share ... as snow finally covers New York and it is a calm and quiet Sunday.



The Pogues - Fairytale Of New York (Official Video)


A little music to warm up by. Thanks to @[email protected]
More of #myphotos of NY @ http://www.fenichel.com/NYNY.shtml
#music #pogues #newyork #myphoto #snow #christmas #musica #musique #fairytale #NY #fenfotos #snowsunday #sunday
 
Kleiner Tipp, der Hypolite Petovan kommt aus #NewYork . :-) Also kein deutschsprachiger, sondern besser Englisch mit ihm schreiben.
 
Bob Dylan - Talkin' New York
Wintertime in New York town
The wind blowing snow around
Walk around with nowhere to go
Somebody could freeze right to the bone
I froze right to the bone...
#music #dylan #bobdylan #newyork #winter #hiver

SoundCloud: Talkin' New York (Original Mix) (Bob Dylan)

 
Bob Dylan - Talkin' New York
Wintertime in New York town
The wind blowing snow around
Walk around with nowhere to go
Somebody could freeze right to the bone
I froze right to the bone...
#music #dylan #bobdylan #newyork #winter #hiver

SoundCloud: Talkin' New York (Original Mix) (Bob Dylan)

 

A Wonderful Life: celebrating the greatest New York photography – in pictures | The Guardian

On 17 December at Bonhams in New York, photographs from the collection of film-maker and collector Peter Fetterman will go up for sale. The auction, entitled A Wonderful Life, features photos of Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Freddie Mercury and Elvis Presley as well as a large selection of New York snapshots, from Times Square in the 50s to Bob Dylan in the 60s
#photography #NewYork #auction

https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/gallery/2019/dec/12/peter-fetterman-collection-bonhams-new-york-photography

 
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Marathon # 067
All's well for the green
New York City Marathon - 3 November 2019

#nycmarathon #myphoto #NYC #NewYork #street #portrait #marathonrunner #green #events #x-t2
 
No honking

A very short video snippet (26s)
The video is from a few weeks back, but it's still only yellow and green, with little bits of orange.
The snowy bridge is from a prior Christmas week, the day after snowfall.

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Geese and Rowboats - Central Park


More photos of Central Park and New York (all seasons) @ http://www.fenichel.com/NYNY.shtml

#newyork #autumn #fall #winter #myphoto #myvideo #geese #centralpark #NYC #rowboats

YouTube: Geese in Central Park (26s) (Michael Fenichel)

 
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