Ianqui's 365 Project

Saturday, March 31, 2007

90/365: The tell-tale water tank

Tell-tale water tank

If it weren't for the water tanks in the sky, you might not know this is New York City.

Friday, March 30, 2007

89/365: Fiorello Laguardia is crrrrushing your roof

Fiorello Laguardia is crrrrushing your roof

Alright, so maybe not the homage to Kids in the Hall that I intended, but that's what it reminded me of anyway.

Thursday, March 29, 2007

88/365: A beer at the aqua cafe

Coffee at the aqua cafe

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

87/365: When the middle school bullies take over the playground

When the middle school bullies take over the playground

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

86/365: Sax man

Sax man

Enjoying the sun and 70+ degree weather this afternoon.

Monday, March 26, 2007

85/365: The zen newsstand

The zen newsstand

Sunday, March 25, 2007

84/265: Monoclouds


It was a toss-up between the best picture, and the most representative picture.

We made a pilgrimage out to Jamaica Bay National Wildlife Refuge today. It's hard to believe that Jamaica Bay is in Queens, and that when you look just right, you can see Manhattan off in the distance. It's the very start of the spring migration, and although we didn't see any of the warblers or wading birds that are usually around in the spring, there was a huge flock of snow geese and some other cool birds like a green winged teal and this bird that we can't identify (so I put it in the "Bird Identification Help Guide" on Flickr).

Saturday, March 24, 2007

83/365: About to burst

About to Burst

We went to drop the compost off in Union Square today and came upon quite a crowd. I'm still not entirely sure what it was for, except on one side there were hula hoopers and on the other some company was giving away a bubble machine. Even more strange is that there were so many photographers with dSLRs that I wondered if there was some flash mob photography event that I hadn't been invited to join.

More photos at Flickr.

82/365: If it's a party, there must be olives

Olive swirls

And gummy bears (but I thought I'd give another food a chance on the blog).

Thursday, March 22, 2007

81/365: Noir

Change of direction

I had great fun in the Meatpacking District this afternoon. See more here (the last three are from midtown in the morning).

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

80/365: File Under: More Street Art I Don't Really Get


Well, OK, I mean, I understand what this is, but what I don't get is why someone would go to the effort of printing out stickers of Ronald Reagan and putting them up around Manhattan. Maybe it's a promotional item courtesy of Happy Fun World.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

79/365: Long live the hippies


On my walk to work, I was feeling uninspired about having to take a photo today. Then I noticed a sign for an anti-war rally at noon. You can't beat these rallies for photo ops. The cigarette, the sunglasses, the beret, the pins, the washboard—the New York modern hippie.

Click for more photos of the rally.

Monday, March 19, 2007

78/365: File Under: Street Art I Don't Really Get


UPDATE: This photo was featured on Gothamist recently in a post that really puts this photo into a whole new light!

Sunday, March 18, 2007

77/365: Only the finest for Barbie

Only the finest for Barbie

Does anyone else find this as creepy as I do? This fur store certainly sells human-sized fur coats, but I don't know if they actually sell the Barbie jackets or if this is just window decoration.

Saturday, March 17, 2007

76/365: Irish Eyes Are Smilin'

Irish Eyes are Smilin'

One reason I really love this project is because it's making me a better New Yorker. I feel the need to document things that I might have actively avoided before. Today we went up to the St. Patrick's Day parade on our way to see the Barcelona exhibit at the Met. What wonderful photographic opportunities, especially because people were expecting to be photographed (like this nice woman who posed for me).

See the whole set of photos from today at Flickr. Here was another particular favorite.

Friday, March 16, 2007

75/365: Oatmeal Cranberry Almond Muffins

Oatmeal Cranberry Almond Muffins

We substituted almonds for walnuts and applesauce for butter, but they're still pretty tasty!

Thursday, March 15, 2007

74/365: As Good a Place as Any for a Nap

As Good a Place as Any

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

73/365: The hand as subject

The hand as subject

When I was taking this, I didn't even realize what she was doing. She appears to be taking a picture of her own hand. How odd.

Here are some other people who were in the park today.

Tuesday, March 13, 2007

72/365: Rooftops


Monday, March 12, 2007

71/365: A well-loved Marimekko kitchen

A well-loved Marimekko kitchen

Unfortunately, I kind of messed this up, so it needs to be shown at a lower resolution. Still, I'm jealous of my colleagues' Marimekko kitchen (I'm catsitting for them this week).

Sunday, March 11, 2007

70/365: Ready for the big kids slide

Ready for the Big Kids Slide

(Just FYI: This is my friends' daughter.)

Saturday, March 10, 2007

69/365: Duck! The Balloon Man is Coming!

Duck! The Balloon Man is Coming!

Friday, March 09, 2007

68/365: I'm revolutionary

I'm a revolutionary

Maybe this isn't the most birthday-oriented picture ever, but we walked into the Strand bookstore after dinner and I saw this book on the review copies shelves. It made me happy to think that I'm revolutionary in some way.

I did take a picture of the pot de creme that we had for dessert at Union Square Cafe, but it just didn't come out well. Then I had the brilliant idea of taking a picture of a "32", like a building number or something, but even though we were walking down a street that bordered buildings with numbers in that range, we never managed to see a "32".

I also took some pictures earlier in the day that are sort of fun—you can see them here.

Thursday, March 08, 2007

67/365: Osama


The stencil of the beard had been there forever, but the face only appeared recently. I never found the beard alone that compelling, but this had to be documented.

Wednesday, March 07, 2007

66/365: Hypothermia


Let me just say straight off that it would have been way too much trouble to set these out on a sidewalk in New York, wait for it to snow, and hope that nothing happened to them before I could take a picture, so no, I didn't set this up. No, this is an example of divine providence, despite the fact that I don't envy the hypothermic gummy bears (nor was I particularly excited about my hypothermic fingers as I was trying to get an adequate shot.)

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

65/365: Faux Cattails


Monday, March 05, 2007

64/365: Midday boxing lesson

Boxing Lesson

Sunday, March 04, 2007

63/365: A scene from brunch

A scene from brunch

Sometimes I wonder if our dishes are going to look dated in 10 years. Sango Nova, baby. You probably either have it yourself, or know someone who does.

Saturday, March 03, 2007

62/365: Empire Fulton Ferry Park

Fulton Ferry

It's the first day of spring! Not really, but Super G and I went out to Prospect Park in Brooklyn today—the inaugural ride on his new bike. This picture of Empire Fulton Ferry Park, my favorite park in all of NYC, was taken from the Brooklyn Bridge. We didn't go down there today, but I've been wanting to go ever since I got the new camera. I really think that park affords the most spectacular views of Manhattan (and the Brooklyn Bridge, of course!)

Friday, March 02, 2007

61/365: Ducks in a Row

Ducks in a Row

Wouldn't it be fun for you guys to try and guess what was going on in this picture?

Thursday, March 01, 2007

60/365: Off hours

Off hours

11:30am. It doesn't have to be off hours to wait there.