Carcasses on display in Midtown Manhattan

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The Big Picture Show

Showing now in NYC: This exhibit shows a selection of large prints that have been included in New Prints shows at International Print Center, New York. Currently,the Carcasses from the Meat Locker are hanging under lights, in a fancy-shmancy gallery in midtown Manhattan. What a trip! Showing now through Dec. 5th.

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Day 2 NYC

More pics from Manhattan on day 2 of our stay…. Click on most images to enlarge:

Wed, Nov. 2, 2011

calvin the pug terrier

Our housemate (Madison's pug/terrier), Calvin...on our bed...scratching. Make yourself at home he says...

riding toys in front of store

Riding toys in front of the Kosher deli down the street from our apartment

east broadway station

"Our" station for getting uptown in morn to class

subway station at east broadway

Digital readout of the stops lets you know where you are/where you are going/if you're on the right train or not :-)

reading on the subway

Reading on the new york subway--there were at least 3 people reading ipads this morning on this train

23rd street station

Our stop: 23rd Street Station. Beautiful tiles...

The Flower District

nyc street scene with little dog and little boy

On the way to class in Manhattan

28 w. 27th st building

28 West 27th St (The Center for Book Arts)

Around the corner, Manhattan Street

Around the corner

The Hog Pit

Cool sign

To the Brooklyn Bridge!
(a walking tour)

City Hall, Manhattan

City Hall

Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall Station

Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall Station

Brooklyn Bridge start

Starting over the Brooklyn Bridge, looking back

Brooklyn Bridge

Walking across Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge looking over to Manhattan Bridge

From Brooklyn Bridge, looking over to Manhattan Bridge

Statue of Liberty from Brooklyn Bridge

Statue of Liberty (from Brooklyn Bridge)

Statue of Liberty

Now can you see her?

Sky and wires and bridge

Everywhere you look there is great design

Back to Shore (South Street Seaport)

Brooklyn Bridge from shore

Brooklyn Bridge from shore (South Street Seaport)

Pier 17

Pier 17, South Street Seaport

Conan Balloon

Saw this a couple of times during the day. Felt like I was being followed... Click on image to enlarge if you can't read the name on the balloon.

NYC!!!

What an amazing place! I’ve never been before. When I found out my woodcut carcasses got into IPCNY’s New Prints/Autumn 2011 exhibit (see Press Release), decided it would be a great opportunity to see this city, take a leather bookbinding class at The Center for Book Arts, go to the opening to see my installation, and try to see as much of the city (Manhattan) as possible. It wouldn’t have been possible without my friend Alicia enthusiastically agreeing to be my guide and help teach me how to get around the city. She found a room in an apt. on the lower east side, and every morning we head out walking and taking the subway to my class in Chelsea. Then, while I take the class, she heads out to see her list of things to do. At 3 Alicia picks me up and off we go to see the city. Mostly on foot, but subway too, especially by nighttime…

So here’s a visual diary of Day 1 in the Big Apple (click any photo to enlarge somewhat):

Day 1, Nov. 1, 2011:
We leave our apartment around 7:30am, and walk down the street…

windows in red brick building

Our apartment on Grand Street, above the Restaurant: El Castillo de Jagua

…to The Doughnut Plant!

car parked in front of low red building with store sign reading 'The Doughnut Plant'

Just down the street from our apartment. How convenient for breakfast!

donuts under glass case, labelled

Amazing flavors!

up close doughnuts

Drooling yet?

donut in square shape

Just a normal square donut, right?

donut with bites taken out of it

Wrong! It's jelly-filled all the way around!!

looking down the subway tunnel

Going to class (uptown) from our apartment on the Lower East Side

Near my class in Midtown/Chelsea: Flatiron

Empire State Building against blue sky

The Empire State Building from Chelsea

arch and skyscrapers behind fountain

Washington Square Park

Bulldog and pug site on ground beside owners

Some of the great personalities we watched at this great dog park near Washington Square.

big black and white great dane near fence

This guy was huge! And very gentle--and patient with the not-so-mild-mannered little crazy dogs...

A line of brownstones

Brownstones near Greenwich Village

storefront with manniquins and red hearts

West Village storefront

cars parked up in air in open-air structure

We couldn't figure out how those cars got up in that "parking ramp." Nice signs too, huh?

cookies in storefront window

Pretty awesome-looking cookies, huh? Amazingly we didn't stop

outside of building hangs a sign with skull on it, advertising The Evolution Store

The Evolution Store in Soho. Most awesome store....ever.

store filled with taxidermied animals, skulls, et

Stuffed peacocks??!!? And so much more....skulls, many taxidermied animals (including rats). Check them out. They're online at The Evolution Store

taxidermied piranhas with fake eyes for sale

...and man-eating piranhas...

taxidermied rats of various fur color

...and of course, freeze-dried rats!!!

My favorite part of Chinatown are the storefront or outdoor markets. Here’s some pics:

fruit stand on sidewalk with lights on at night

Nightime fruit stands....

roasted ducks strung up in display window

I love that ducks and chickens are sold/displayed wtth heads still on. You know what your's eating here..

red lobster await purchase

More from the meat market

And we ended the night at Katz’s Deli (in the ‘When Harry Met Sally’ movie). Great visuals and the best reuben ever….

neon sign reads: Katz's delicatessen

The famous Katz's Deli

cook assembles giant sandwich. Sausages in background

Did you know you can have one of Katz's salamis shipped directly to you? Check out their website (katzsdelicatessen.com/)

giant 1/2 of a reuben sandwich

Like I said, the BEST REUBEN EVER.