About a year ago I declared that instagram was making me a lazy photographer. I stopped carrying my camera with me and was just taking some cheap and lazy shots. But lately I have been playing a bit with the Hipstamatic app on the iPhone. My favorite settings are the D-Type plate. Some photos I have taken with it look like they could have been taken 100 years ago.
The weather has been getting me down this year. 2014 has left NYC gripped in an ice lock. Simply walking down the street was a challenge.
Yesterday it felt like spring, and people flocked outside to enjoy the weather. I took a walk down the East River Esplanade at lunch time and saw people running and eating their lunch by the dock. Something to look forward to in the spring.
But we are getting more cold, rain and possibly snow tomorrow. Hopefully it won't last.
A few years ago I posted about 337 Ocean Parkway. It's an abandoned house on my block that seems to be crumbling more every year. It's such a waste, and there is no sign at all that anyone is using it. I have been told that squaters have been known to live there, but not for awhile.
On my way to work yesterday I noticed an inspection notice at the gate.
I am not sure what violations could be lurking in this building but I'm sure they are legion. I wonder if I could just squat in it?