Monday October 18, 2010

BRONX NEW YORK – Last weekend we caught an independent film, City Island, on pay-per-view, so I thought that I should drive out to City Island to find out what’s really going on there. Wikipedia entry on City Island.

According to Wikipedia “City Island is an urbanized area, reminiscent of a small New England town.” Actually I found it more reminiscent of Bushwick than Nantucket. Sort of a Bushwick-by-the-Sea. That may not be a bad thing because according to a recent Gawker article Bushwick (which is in Brooklyn) is the new center of cool.

City Island was really, really quiet – almost deserted. Bars were empty; there was no one on the street; most businesses were closed; but there were no parking signs everywhere, suggesting that the island gets crowded in the summer. The light was poor for photography. I’ll go back on a better day in season. There may be a project here. Here’s a house tricked up for Halloween. (On the Halloween theme, City Island has a spooky neighbor, Hart Island – visually a slightly sinister low silhouette to the east of City Island. It’s the site of New York’s potters field. Wikipedia entry on Hart Island) Taken with my Leica M9 and a 28mm Summicron lens.

City Island

Here’s another one – same camera and lens but stitched from three frames.

City Island Fish Market

On this date one year ago: October 18, 2009

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