Saturday, June 28, 2014

Mount Auburn Cemetery, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Mount Auburn Cemetery may be the finest landscaping in America.

Monday, June 23, 2014

Core Club, Manhattan, New York, New York

Elite private club on 55th St.  By invitation only.  Opened 2005, 1500 members, $50k initiation fee.

inconspicuous at 66 E 55th St.

outdoor patio

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Houseboat on the Hudson, Manhattan, New York, New York

Captain Terry

79th St. pier watering hole watching World Cup

zigzag Mercedes House with "One57" Tower behind

A sunny afternoon to the Statue of Liberty and back to 79th St, pier on a 37-foot houseboat.

Al Terry's NewYorkDecks, Mercedes House, Manhattan, New York, New York

Manhattan or Miami Beach ?

Al Terry is a specialist in bending composite decking/railing for curved decks.  Mercedes House on 54th St. at 11th Ave. is a zigzag footprint designed by Enrique Norten and is a game-changer in the interpretation of twisting glass and steel.

Al Terry's NewYorkDecks, The Irwin, Manhattan, New York, New York

Al Terry

308 W30th St, looking east to Empire State Bldg.

R.D.Chin, Feng Shui architect, and wife

Al Terry is gaining a reputation as a master deck builder for penthouses and other premium properties in NYC. We had a chance lobby meeting with Feng Shui architect R.D. Chin.

Ćevabdžinica Sarajevo, Astoria, Queens, New York, New York

Bosnian sausages
37-18 34th Ave.

Ćevabdžinica means steak house in Bosnian.  This may be only Bosnian restaurant in NYC.

Steinway Factory, Astoria, Queens, New York, New York

Original bldg, 1872

The Steinway Factory gives annual tours every June.  It takes a year to assemble each piano.  Annual production is about 1100 units with an additional 700 units from the Hamburg factory in Germany.  Average price in US is $75,000 and twice in Germany for annual revenues of nearly $190 million.
Steinway was recently acquired for $500 million.

Soundboard Assembly from Sitka Spruce

Rim Assembly

Gold Leaf for Sultan of Oman

Aging Wood

Saturday, June 14, 2014

Water's Edge, Long Island City, Queens, New York, New York

Chrysler building steals the show every time

ducks, residents of Manhattan or Queens, who knows

Manhattan upside down in reflection

duck, colored carrots

crab salad