NEW YORK TIMES - Nothing enters the Steinway factory in Astoria, Queens, looking anything like a piano. The wood, for example, is just lumber, before it is shaped into the rim of the instrument. Assembling the pianos takes months, with a lot of waiting between steps so that the wood can be conditioned properly. Near the end of the process, each piano is wheeled into the ‘‘pounding room,’’ where 88 rubber fingers play the instrument for hours, breaking in the piano and exposing any…Continue
Posted on April 30, 2012 at 12:30pm
Tradition mandates that I pick up a loaf of Irish Soda Bread on the 16th at Parisi Bakery and this year was no exception.
Most years I’m in the city for my name day but this year due to it falling on a Saturday I found myself hanging out in the hood - so I decided to grab a few shots as I made my way around some of my favorite spots on the 17th. I took it very slow and easy in preparation for my evening activities as I had tickets to go see Black47 at B.B. Kings. Suffice…Continue
Posted on March 22, 2012 at 9:00pm
As a general rule my images are candid captures when I shoot on the streets or subway but on occasion I do ask for permission - this recent image uploaded to my Subway Moments & Astoria Flickr sets is one such non-candid encounter on the N line that turned into a very interesting conversation with a fellow Astorian ;-)
If anyone knows Roman - tell him that I look forward to running into him again so I can get print of this shot out to him or better yet point him…Continue
Posted on January 17, 2012 at 9:00pm