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MidtownGuy
May 13th, 2006, 06:51 PM
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Merry
May 13th, 2006, 11:06 PM
WOW!! Stunning photos, stunning city. Great stuff, MidtownGuy.

lofter1
May 13th, 2006, 11:33 PM
Great shots, MG ...

Nothing quite like NYC in the springtime, eh?

yyy
May 14th, 2006, 07:49 AM
Great pictures!

Zerlina
May 21st, 2006, 01:48 PM
Wow! MidTownGuy!
Wonderful pics!
I love the last one!:)

Zerlina
May 21st, 2006, 01:55 PM
MidTownGuy... I confess!
I saved your last pic and now... it's on my notebook's desktop!!!:cool:

ablarc
May 21st, 2006, 01:58 PM
You sure have a good eye. I just downloaded most of those. (I guess it helps a bit to have God setting the stage. And the guys at the parks department.) That first picture is a symphony of yellow and orange.

MidtownGuy
May 21st, 2006, 04:45 PM
New York is just so beautiful in the spring, there's a good picture everywhere you turn!
When people tell me they've only been to New York in winter, I beg them to visit in the spring or early summer.

infoshare
May 21st, 2006, 05:08 PM
Those pics are nothing less than awesome!:eek: :) :D :( ;) :rolleyes: :cool:

MidtownGuy
April 21st, 2007, 06:35 PM
Today was a gorgeous day, sunny and 78 degrees. So, off to get some pictures of New York in the Spring, my favorite season. I'll be adding lots of pictures over the next couple of weeks as I get to different parts of town. Today I started with mostly Central Park. There's one panorama of the Great Lawn.

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April 21st, 2007, 06:37 PM
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MidtownGuy
April 21st, 2007, 06:38 PM
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NewYorkDoc
April 21st, 2007, 08:21 PM
That last picture is a little ridiculous in my opinion. LMAO

Merry
April 21st, 2007, 11:14 PM
New York is so pretty in Spring (except for the dog!). It's really uplifting to see all those people out enjoying it. Thanks again, for another excellent set, MidtownGuy.

OmegaNYC
April 23rd, 2007, 05:10 PM
Once again, Midtown Guy is the Wiz with the cam. Nice pics!

MidtownGuy
April 24th, 2007, 05:43 PM
Thanks guys.
Here are a bit more from Central Park on Sunday where some real NYC characters were on parade, and I don't just mean the Greeks on Fifth.:)

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MidtownGuy
April 24th, 2007, 05:47 PM
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Meerkat
April 24th, 2007, 06:53 PM
great pictures - i wish mine would come out as good as these

Zerlina
April 27th, 2007, 09:27 AM
Dear MidTown,
I really love spring, I really love NY and... I really love your pics!!!:):):):)

krulltime
April 29th, 2007, 11:25 AM
Awesome photos MidtownGuy! You just gave me a very big smile! :)

MidtownGuy
May 10th, 2007, 01:22 PM
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May 10th, 2007, 01:23 PM
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piglet
June 3rd, 2007, 04:36 PM
Superb photos MTG!! Love the vibrancy of the colours, all are beautiful! :)

Where did you take the 'aerial' shot of CP from? (first pic in your 2nd to last post) Was it Belvedere Castle?

Do you have a website of your photos? would love to see more of your work!

ablarc
June 3rd, 2007, 05:36 PM
Such a wealth of visual interest and human event !

Pedersen
August 12th, 2007, 10:01 AM
Wow! Stunning pics! NYC has to be one of the most photofriendly cities. :D Keep up the good work!

Matysiak
November 18th, 2007, 06:52 PM
Now,thanks to you I have more great pictures for my Desktop :)

The Benniest
December 3rd, 2007, 11:15 PM
MidtownGuy, these pictures are stunning!! :eek: I will be visiting the city Spring Break 2008 so I'm excited that I will get to see a lot of the same settings as I see in these pictures.

Thanks!

-ben

OhioGuy
December 5th, 2007, 02:07 PM
Beautiful photos!

MidtownGuy
December 5th, 2007, 05:24 PM
It's a great choice for a Spring Break destination, not for beaches of course, but for sheer beauty it can't be beat. Plus everyone is in such cheerful moods you can't help but make new friends.

The Benniest
December 5th, 2007, 06:25 PM
Awesome! Maybe I'll make some new ... WNY ... friends. lol. or maybe not :confused:

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April 18th, 2008, 12:14 PM
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ZippyTheChimp
April 18th, 2008, 01:23 PM
Cool MG.

Heading there tomorrow.

brianac
April 18th, 2008, 01:25 PM
Beautiful shots. Thanks MTG.

MidtownGuy
April 18th, 2008, 01:44 PM
My pleasure brianac.
It will be another perfect day tomorrow,zippy, so it will be a sublime experience. The cherry trees in the "Cherry Esplanade" were on the verge of blooming but not quite yet, while the trees around the Japanese lake were in full splendor, and the Magnolias were bursting with color and fragrance. Enjoy!

I'm going to try to return for the Sakura Matsuri festival on May 3rd or 4th

http://www.bbg.org/exp/cherries/sakura.html

I've never attended but it looks really fun!

The Benniest
April 18th, 2008, 08:42 PM
Beautiful pictures MG. I'll definitely have to visit the garden(s) when I visit.

Thanks for posting them,
Ben

lofter1
April 18th, 2008, 10:04 PM
Great stuff, MG.

The last two days have been glorious -- NYC at its best.

Central Park is busting out and folks are loving it ...

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I'll be watchin' you ...

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brianac
April 19th, 2008, 04:58 AM
Great photographs of the park Lofter.

Reminds me of when I visited in April 2005.

The Benniest
April 19th, 2008, 05:38 PM
Nice photos Lofter. Central Park is always awesome! :D

I may just have to add some of my own pictures to this thread throughout the week that I visit New York this summer.

That is ... if I get what I'm wishing for for graduation. :cool:

MidtownGuy
April 19th, 2008, 05:40 PM
I think that will be summer so maybe you should post them in a thread titled something like "Summer in the Big Apple";)

The Benniest
April 19th, 2008, 05:43 PM
Yes...or that. :p

Brainfart!

GermanNewYorkFan
April 20th, 2008, 05:09 AM
next spring i come to nyc !!!!! :):)

lofter1
April 20th, 2008, 11:20 AM
April is the best -- the first two weeks are almost always when the flowers are in greatest abundance.

The Benniest
April 20th, 2008, 07:09 PM
Anyone know off the top of their head what admission is into the Brooklyn Botanical Garden?

Thanks,
Ben

brianac
April 21st, 2008, 07:23 AM
Hope you don't mind if I post one of mine. My favourite part of the City.

Verdi Square April 2005.

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The Benniest
April 21st, 2008, 08:44 AM
Beautiful picture Brian.

You have some photography talent too. ;)

MidtownGuy
April 21st, 2008, 01:11 PM
Very nice photo brianac, I agree that is a great part of the city, I wish I made it over there more often. Living on the East side I don't get over to the upper West Side so often but I love it when I do. There is a great energy.

The Benniest
April 22nd, 2008, 12:01 AM
Article about the Brooklyn Botanical Garden, where MTG shot the above shots.

Botanic Garden welcomes blossoms
BY AMANDA COLEMAN AND JOYCE SHELBY
DAILY NEWS WRITERS

Brooklynites who were weary of winter's cold days and frigid nights aren't the only ones enjoying spring.

The borough's beloved cherry trees are making the most of the warmer weather, too.

"A gentle, moderate spring makes for a beautiful season. This has been a really good year for our cherry trees so far," said Patrick Cullina (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Patrick+Cullina), vice president of horticulture and science research at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Brooklyn+Botanic+Garden).

"The warm days and cooler temperatures at night mean once the trees bloom, the blossoms stay around longer," Cullina said.
That's welcome news to the thousands of visitors who flock to the garden every year to celebrate the return of spring.

The garden's magnolias, tulips and camellias are all in full bloom now. But for many visitors, the cherry blossoms are always the main draw. Last year, 75,000 people turned out for the annual Festival of Cherry Blossoms.

"They're really beautiful, amazing," said Anna Furmanova (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Anna+Furmanova), 28, a Brooklyn College (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Brooklyn+College) student from Sheepshead Bay (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Sheepshead+Bay) who was visiting the garden on Friday, her day off.

Dr. Edward Ziff (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/Edward+Ziff), 65, a professor at New York University's School of Medicine (http://www.nydailynews.com/topics/NYU+Medical+Center), said the blossoms were "spectacular. ... I've been coming here every weekend for the last month."

Cullina said visitors who follow Ziff's example will find different blossoms each time they arrive. The garden's 220-plus cherry trees come in 40 different varieties, which begin blooming in late March.

The season lasts about six weeks, with the peak for many of the trees coming the first weekend in May, when this year's Cherry Blossom Festival takes place.

Right now, the higan cherries, which look like weeping willows with blossoms, are at peak. They can be found around the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, along with the snow-white shirotae cherries, which produce a double-flowered blossom. They're also at peak.

Still to come are the popular Kanzan cherries along the Cherry Esplanade. Those trees produce pink or magenta blossoms, hanging in clusters of two to five flowers each.

The Botanic Garden Web site (www.bbg.org (http://www.bbg.org)) provides a map for visitors who want to see how many trees are about to bloom or are at peak.

Copyright 2008 New York Daily News

Zephyr
April 22nd, 2008, 07:16 AM
:o

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WOODMO NY
April 23rd, 2008, 04:44 PM
Midtown, where did you exactly go to take those aerial shots of CP? That is a simply breathtaking view and I will head to CP this week to try and snap some of my own.

Thanks for posting all these great shots, as a fellow photography lover it is extremely motivational to see all this great work.

antinimby
April 23rd, 2008, 08:39 PM
So what are you trying to say, Zephyr?

MidtownGuy
April 24th, 2008, 10:41 AM
Woodmo,
The aerials were taken from the rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum. They're having a Koons exhibit up there now, so it would be a great time for photos up there.

brianac
April 24th, 2008, 05:24 PM
April 24, 2008, 12:45 pm The Brightest Bulbs on the Circuit, From the Tulip Man

By Corey Kilgannon (http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/author/ckilgannon/)

Video HERE (http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/04/24/the-brightest-bulbs-on-the-circuit-from-the-tulip-man/)

It’s spring on the Upper East Side: The little dogs shed their cute sweaters, the sidewalk tables come out in front of Nello’s, and Park Avenue once again blossoms in botanical resplendence.

For a brief few weeks, the tulips planted in the medians bisecting the avenue come into magnificent bloom. Is it magic? Is it some little old lady — blue of blood and green of thumb — tiptoeing out of her ritzy Park Avenue place with a watering can to coax the flowers?

No, it’s Duke Sofield: plain-spoken, dirt-under-the-fingernails native of Flushing, Queens. Mr. Sofield doesn’t exactly ooze Upper East Side gentility, but he does have an elegant touch with the tulips. His company, Cityscape, is hired each year by community groups to care for the tulips, and other things planted in the medians’ shallow soil.

And if you catch up to him as he tends to the traffic islands from the East 50s through the East 80s, he will tell you that growing tulips is generally easy, but then nothing is easy for a plant in Manhattan. There is car exhaust, dog droppings and road salt. There is the occasional homeless person sleeping in the flower beds.

There is also something of a greenhouse effect that disrupts the tulips’ natural rhythms. Beneath the medians run the trains heading in and out of Grand Central Terminal, as well as steam pipes. They raise the soil temperature and cause the tulips to blossom earlier than normal, thus delaying what Mr. Sofield calls “The Show.”

“It’s a long time to wait for ‘the Show,’ and it only lasts a short time, but it’s worth it,” he said, while raking a patch of tulips on East 68th Street.

He’s in his glory this week — a lot of praise from passers-by — but that won’t last long. When the tulips wilt, he will replace them with begonias for the summer season.

http://cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/04/24/the-brightest-bulbs-on-the-circuit-from-the-tulip-man/

Copyright 2008 (http://www.nytimes.com/ref/membercenter/help/copyright.html) The New York Times Company (http://www.nytco.com/)

WOODMO NY
April 24th, 2008, 09:35 PM
Woodmo,
The aerials were taken from the rooftop of the Metropolitan Museum. They're having a Koons exhibit up there now, so it would be a great time for photos up there.
Thanks a lot.

ablarc
April 24th, 2008, 09:55 PM
One amazing image after another, MidtownGuy. In fact I'd call some of them revelations.

Those tulip pics are so Platonic they look like graphics.

MidtownGuy
April 25th, 2008, 03:45 PM
thanks, ablarc:)

All over town cameras are clicking away at the endless marvels of New York in this special time. The light has been amazing.
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It makes the tulips and daffodils explode with color at midday. People were in Bryant Park yesterday in a state of bliss...
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And last night I had the loveliest dinner with friends at "Via Delle Zoccolette"
a charming Italian restaurant in the East Village where there was live music and delicious food. Spring means dining outdoors again, and that makes me very happy:):)
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I'm ending my work for the day and going out to snap some more. Maybe I'll cover more ground on rollerblades....

The Benniest
April 25th, 2008, 09:41 PM
Wow! Bryant Park looks amazing.

I miss it. :(

Great pics MidtownGuy! Looking forward to more. :D

-ben

MidtownGuy
April 26th, 2008, 01:33 AM
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brianac
April 26th, 2008, 03:51 AM
You've done it again MTG.

Made my day showing how beautiful my favourite West Side is.

Riverside Park looks great.

The Benniest
April 26th, 2008, 09:59 AM
Absolutely stunning.

Great pictures MTG! :D

-ben

Zephyr
April 26th, 2008, 02:27 PM
And last night I had the loveliest dinner with friends at "Via Delle Zoccolette" a charming Italian restaurant in the East Village where there was live music and delicious food.

Just noticed MTG's reference to "Via Delle Zoccolette," or "Street of the Pretty Girl." This also happens to be a restaurant that I regularly visit when I am in New York. For me the seafood/pasta combinations are a particular delight, with that Venetian touch in the ingredients and seasoning.

I was told on several occasions that this was not a very good restaurant, but obviously I ignored that advice.

btw - your photos are quite exceptional.

The Benniest
April 26th, 2008, 02:54 PM
If I may ask MidtownGuy, what kind of camera do you use when taking your pictures? Your photos are exceptionally clear. :eek:

MidtownGuy
April 26th, 2008, 06:07 PM
It's just an old Kodak easyshare but thanks.

Zephyr-I thought my food (eggplant parmiggiano) was very good, and the atmosphere was great. My friend finished all of her pasta w/ clams so you must be right about the seafood/pasta. A friend from Venice who is trying to live in New York has started working there.

antinimby
April 26th, 2008, 08:47 PM
Very nice photos but too bad all those buildings were designed by a single man--Costas Kondylis.

You can tell he tried to mix it up by changing the shapes and materials but it's still got that certain Kondylis look to them.

If they had different architects doing each of the buildings, the entire development would look more natural.

ablarc
April 26th, 2008, 09:42 PM
Costas' best work all seems to be for Trump. He must be a better-than-average client.

You bring out the best in them, MG, with a doubtless sympathetic eye.

MidtownGuy
April 27th, 2008, 01:04 AM
:)

Some more, this time from multiculti Queens:

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everyone wants to look their best


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Smiles are free and abundant


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and the neighborhood gossip can pick up where it left off last summer.

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Zephyr
April 27th, 2008, 06:02 AM
Colour is definitely your forté MTG, or shall I say you excel in bringing colour out of the Big Apple. And those precious faces which speak to a beauty in diversity, are everywhere present, especially heightened in varying garb inspecting the bounty of the land in the local markets.

Much appreciated for expanding the scope of Springtime!

(Meanwhile, here in Chicago, prognosticators are indicating a possible snow shower soon, after a brief week of 70 degree weather, surrounded by rain ... :o)

The Benniest
April 27th, 2008, 04:24 PM
Even more awesome pictures!

Thanks MidtownGuy! :D

GermanNewYorkFan
April 28th, 2008, 02:22 PM
great pics ! next spring (2009) , i come to new york............:):)

OttoBloggo
April 29th, 2008, 11:26 PM
I love this thread! Thanks so much, MTG, for the awesome and beautiful images. :)

Zerlina
April 30th, 2008, 03:40 PM
Dear MidTown... your pics are always the best!:)

Fabrizio
April 30th, 2008, 06:22 PM
Re: "Via Delle Zoccolette"

For the record: "Via Delle Zoccolette" would mean in English: "Street of the Little Prostitutes".

BTW: There actually is a street called "Via Delle Zoccolette" in Rome.

Zephyr
May 1st, 2008, 02:17 AM
Thanks for chiming in on this. I just took the translation I was given, although later my Italian/English dictionary did translate the word "Zoccolette" as "Sexy Girl," I still had no idea this was a decidedly euphemistic rendering as well.

You have to believe that the name of the restaurant is derived from the name of the street. This means it would not be part of a lttle game the restaurant owners are playing on their clientele and as importantly their neighbours.

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May 7th, 2009, 04:43 PM
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May 7th, 2009, 04:44 PM
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May 7th, 2009, 04:45 PM
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May 7th, 2009, 04:46 PM
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May 7th, 2009, 04:47 PM
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May 7th, 2009, 04:48 PM
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OmegaNYC
May 7th, 2009, 05:02 PM
Nice pictures!

I'm so going to the city next week! :D

Bronxbombers
May 7th, 2009, 05:19 PM
I will be in The Big Apple during summer. Gorgeous pictures.

brianac
May 7th, 2009, 05:46 PM
Thanks for the photographs MTG.

The Benniest
May 10th, 2009, 08:45 PM
LOVE these photos MTG!! Absolutely gorgeous! :eek: :D

Merry
May 11th, 2009, 04:51 AM
Wonderful photos as always, MTG, thank you http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/images/icons/icon14.gif.

It's really nice to see the fountains on at Columbus Circle and people enjoying them :).

I seem to recall someone saying that playing in the fountains wasn't allowed http://www.wirednewyork.com/forum/images/icons/icon5.gif. If so, I hope what we're seeing in the photos indicates a relaxation of that (silly?) rule.

ablarc
May 11th, 2009, 07:06 AM
Good show, MidtownGuy. I see you're getting less bashful about snapping people.

MidtownGuy
May 11th, 2009, 03:59 PM
thanks everyone, and yes ablarc that's true;)

paul_houle
April 2nd, 2010, 11:27 AM
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Source: Pictures Of Belvedere Castle (http://ny-pictures.com/nyc/photo/topic/1373/Belvedere_Castle)

MidtownGuy
April 2nd, 2010, 01:05 PM
Looks like it's time to add some new pictures. I'm going to see what I can shoot this weekend and then add some for 2010.

londonlawyer
April 2nd, 2010, 03:00 PM
Great photos as always, MTG.

Were those from this year or last?

I don't recall things being in bloom in NY in early April though maybe it's different this year since there's been such a warm spring.

scumonkey
April 2nd, 2010, 03:33 PM
things have been blooming here for weeks already ;)

MidtownGuy
April 2nd, 2010, 05:13 PM
The thread was bumped from last year, so the photos are old. I'll try to get some new ones up as the weather improves. Today was really nice.

londonlawyer
April 2nd, 2010, 09:49 PM
Great.

Since it's been unusually warm there, have the trees started blooming in Central Park?

MidtownGuy
April 2nd, 2010, 09:54 PM
Oh yes. I was in the park today and the cherry trees were all in bloom. Magnolias, Dogwoods, the whole shebang.

MidtownGuy
April 3rd, 2010, 12:04 AM
Holi is the Spring festival originating in India, known as the Festival of Colors. The festival celebrates the end of the rains, and the coming of light. Brightly colored powders are smeared on people and thrown through the air. It's a wonderfully joyous celebration accompanied by lots of music, dancing, food, sweets, hugging, and laughter.

In New York City, a Holi Festival took place on the first day of Spring in Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza here in East Midtown. It was lots of fun and I'll post a few of the pictures I took since they show yet another aspect of Springtime in New York City.

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londonlawyer
April 3rd, 2010, 08:47 AM
Nice photos!

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April 4th, 2010, 02:04 PM
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stache
April 4th, 2010, 05:44 PM
First street fair for the year on my block today. :cool:

MidtownGuy
April 4th, 2010, 08:42 PM
Gee, I missed it...just when I needed a bonsai tree, tube socks and a fruit magnet.:D

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April 5th, 2010, 06:14 PM
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April 6th, 2010, 10:01 PM
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April 11th, 2010, 03:45 PM
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April 11th, 2010, 03:46 PM
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Derek2k3
April 11th, 2010, 11:49 PM
Nice pics. Captured the mood of the city perfectly.
It's so good to have 4 distinct seasons.

The Benniest
April 13th, 2010, 03:12 AM
MidtownGuy, your photos never cease to amaze me. I LOVE THEM! :) Well done sir.

MidtownGuy
April 14th, 2010, 10:56 AM
thanks! I have many more to add when I get some time.

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April 14th, 2010, 05:45 PM
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April 14th, 2010, 06:08 PM
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April 14th, 2010, 06:10 PM
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April 14th, 2010, 07:06 PM
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April 14th, 2010, 07:38 PM
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^ This group is always located a few hundred feet away from the skaters.

Meanwhile, over near the band shell, there's another group that drums every weekend and I love to dance with them, sometimes for hours. The energy is amazing:

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OmegaNYC
April 22nd, 2010, 07:02 PM
Wonderful photos, MTG. I hope you don't mind if I post some pictures up here, too.

These are from last Thursday, and I took these at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Here are some pictures of the Japanese Garden, and the Cherry Esplanade.


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April 22nd, 2010, 07:07 PM
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April 22nd, 2010, 07:10 PM
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MidtownGuy
April 26th, 2010, 03:37 PM
wonderful photos omega, I have to get to Brooklyn soon, before all the blooms are gone.

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April 27th, 2010, 08:32 PM
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Merry
March 15th, 2011, 08:53 AM
Hey, MTG, looking forward to your "2011 Spring Collection" :).

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scumonkey
March 15th, 2011, 02:33 PM
unfortunately with this weather, it will be a while ;)

lofter1
March 15th, 2011, 10:38 PM
Forsythia is about to bloom around town. And daffodils have started to push out of the dirt. Can't wait for some warmth and color ...

Taz
March 17th, 2011, 12:52 PM
Forsythia is about to bloom around town. And daffodils have started to push out of the dirt. Can't wait for some warmth and color ...

I can go without the color, since color brings along with it pollen and all those other goodies that make life miserable for me :(

lofter1
March 17th, 2011, 04:04 PM
Yeah I know what you mean. Try Zyrtec.

Dogwoods in Union Square are getting ready to burst forth.

Taz
March 18th, 2011, 12:00 AM
Yeah I know what you mean. Try Zyrtec.

I actually use Allegra. Worst part of is it that I umpire sandlot baseball from April to mid-September.

mariab
April 7th, 2011, 11:54 PM
Yay forsythias!

Merry
April 16th, 2011, 11:34 PM
Flickr user caramia447 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/35026669@N05/5616370513/sizes/m/in/pool-83336891@N00/) private :confused:

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Merry
April 21st, 2011, 07:35 AM
Beautiful composition of Spring flowers in Soho by Vivienne Gucwa:

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April 21st, 2011, 06:55 PM
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April 24th, 2011, 03:43 PM
Conservatory Garden at Easter

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April 24th, 2011, 10:24 PM
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April 24th, 2011, 10:25 PM
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Merry
April 9th, 2012, 05:06 AM
Green-Wood Cemetery cherry blossoms, Spring 2012:

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April 9th, 2012, 06:52 AM
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