Portrait of a NY Street Corner: Rows and Rows - All Different and All the Same

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Comments (46)

F.Azevedo on January 20, 2009

Hi Hank. It's a fantastic composition. I'll keep it in my favorites. YS.

Greetings, Fernando

Hank Waxman on January 20, 2009

Great Fernando. Thank you for this singular honor. I appreciate it.


Isabel Marques on January 21, 2009

Very good angle and very coloured photo, Hank. Greetings, Isabel December contest

Hank Waxman on January 21, 2009

Thanks for the invitation Isabel, nad thanks too for your compliment. Great stuff on your pages.


bogdanm101 on January 22, 2009

Hi again, Hank. In 2003 I visited NY, and the architecture from SoHo district will remain always in my heart. SoHo is the Cast iron historic district, especially the area between the West Houston and Canal streets. The heart of this district is Greene street. The Corinthian columns from the facade are definitely from iron cast. I'm looking for a photo representing the facade of the building from Greene and Prince street corner: the painted wall which imitate the iron cast facade. The little grey cat is so...cute. Best regards, Bogdan.

Hank Waxman on January 22, 2009

Greetings Bogdan, I know the area well. In fact, my favorite jeweler is only one block away on West Broadway, just north of Prince. I hate to think how much money I've left at that corner; but her work is so magnificent.

If I get down to the corner of Greene and Prince, which corner building are you looking for? I'll see what I can do.



bogdanm101 on January 23, 2009

I don't know the number of this building, but, certain it's a building one on which walls, Richard Haas (a muralist painter), painted a brick wall to imitate a cast iron facade. At an open window (painted, of course) is a gray cat (painted, also). This building it's right on this corner, coming from subway (Prince st.), on the left (Singer building is on the right, and my building is next corner on the left). The facade is on the Green street. Thank you very much. And also, we cannot forget the building from Greene street no. 28-30 "The Queen", the "Enchanted Forest" store and so many, many others wonders of your wonderful "world" - NY. I will always love NY!! Cheers, Bogdan

Hank Waxman on January 23, 2009

Okay. This should be enough to go on. I'll let you know.


Hank Waxman on January 26, 2009

Special for you bogdanm101, I've posted a photo of the Richard Haas faux-building, mural-painting which makes the building on the corner of Greene and Prince Streets look all the windows face the street. This is the one for which you've asked. BTW, I stopped by the jeweler's to say hello, and the store was gone. They closed up, after more than 20 years, on January 5th. They're retired to Sarasota, Florida, and I saved some money.

Best regards,


yves floret on January 26, 2009

Hello Hank ! Great composition and very nice colors for this beautiful shot, well done.

Greetings, Yves.

Hank Waxman on January 27, 2009

Thanks Yves, it's like a closeup portrait of a person with a lot of character in their face. I appreciate your visit and comment.


jhk on February 2, 2009

Brilliant shot Hank. So many lines - great composition. Interesting how such a shot, and the following discussion, has one suddenly finding himself reading the wikipedia article on fire escapes ;)

Seriously though, great shot, and the colors - wow.

Kind regards, Justin

jhk on February 2, 2009

As an afterthough, you might like this detail shot I shot in Toulouse. Also has some funny history as well (scroll down a bit in the comments).

Hank Waxman on February 2, 2009

Greetings Justin. I find myself using Wikipedia quite a lot, often to relate an interesting story about my picture or some feature in it.

I'm glad you like this. It's one of my favorites from this series. Best regards from New Jersey,


Rafael (Retrocool) on February 5, 2009

It amazes me how colorful and rich the colors are in the buildings in NY. Most towns usually seem drab and gray with little to it, but NY definitely stands out remarkably...

Hank Waxman on February 6, 2009

Thank you Rafael. I don't normally have my camera with me when I travel to New York City, especially when I'm on business. The City is such a total immersion place that everything kind of blends together into a single experience, so when I have my camera I find I zoom in to isolate features from the blur. This series was a successful portrait of a single street corner, and the truth is, I could have done more, or even waited as the sun moved to change the lighting.

I always appreciate your comments; I thank you again,


© Mustafa ERKEK on February 8, 2009

excellent photo!


Greetings from TURKEY, Mustafa ERKEK

Hank Waxman on February 10, 2009

Greetings Mustafa, thanks for the compliment. Best wishes from New York via New Jersey, USA.



Phil© on February 11, 2010

Il y a plusieurs lectures possibles de cette image, suivant la couleur que l'on retient...

orange/diagonale, vert/verticale, gris/en zig-zag suivant les escaliers.

De cette dernière image, je m'attends à voir surgir Bruce Willis pour un dernier "Die Hard".


Hank Waxman on February 11, 2010

Je vous remercie Phil. Je vois pourquoi vous vous attendez Bruce Willis à devenir un élément de la scène. J'ai été séduit par la couleur et la ligne dramatique de l'édifice trop quand je l'ai vu. Merci aussi pour le YS.


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  • Uploaded on January 9, 2009
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    by Hank Waxman
    • Taken on 2008/06/10 06:56:19
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 112.00mm
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    • ISO Speed: ISO1600
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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