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NYC Street Scenes
42nd Street Subway Photo-Mural
2012
Photos Taken by Dulcy Brightman

42nd Street Subway Mural 42nd Street Subway Mural    
       

New York City’s Subway System has been upgraded in many areas of the underground. This was a pleasant surprise to the artist, Dulcy, who photographed this photo wall art. She remembered a previously very drab station. Seen here is the mural of the old Shea Stadium; now renamed Citi Field, home of The New York Mets Baseball Team.

This mural is pasted onto the walls of the subway at 42nd Street right under Avenue of the America’s (6th Avenue to old timers). Also, upstairs, is the famous New York Public Library.

Citi Field is located in Queens, New York. Since many New Yorkers commute via subway from Queens into Manhattan for their jobs, it seems very appropriate to have this superb, underground photo-mural of their beloved stadium. Many adults and children have enjoyed the games. Many local residents have obtained stadium jobs there. Visitors to New York City, have a nice view of Citi Field, from this photo-mural, even before arriving at the subway train station that places you within a short walking distance from the stadium.


The Art Students League of New York
Partial Photos 57th St. Side

2012
Photos Taken by Dulcy Brightman

Art Students League of NY Art Students League of NY Art Students League of NY  
       

The Art Students League of New York is one of the oldest, independent art schools in the United States. Virtually, every professional artist has attended the ASL in their careers. Many creative people who are working as Fine Artists, Photographers, Fashion Designers, Textiles Designers, Television Producers, Film Producers, etc., began their careers at this over 100 year old institution.

Dulcy was not only a student at The Art Students League of New York, but also a Class Monitor of Howard & Willa Trafton’s Classes. A Class Monitor is honored with giving instruction to a class when the teachers are absent. Dulcy, received The Byron Browne Memorial Scholarship while at the ASL. She was also the youngest person to be nominated to President of The Art Students League of New York, in the early 1960’s.

The Art Students League of New York is currently undergoing some remodeling on its façade facing West 57th Street between 7th Avenue and Broadway, New York City. Diagonally across from The Art Students League is Carnegie Hall.  Two blocks east of the ASL, is Central Park.

Walt Disney originally hired artists from The Art Students League of New York. The artist that accepted jobs relocated to California, but were not given moving expenses. These ambitious artists helped in the expansion of the Walt Disney Company, and the many, and varied art projects.


Bloomingdales
Lexington Avenue Street Scenes

Christmas 2011
Photos Taken by Dulcy Brightman

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Outside Bloomingdales

Bloomingdales is the foremost fashion forward department store in New York City. The store is a stone’s throw from the numerous art galleries on 57th Street, New York City. Bloomingdales is between 59th and 60th Streets, in New York City.

Seen here are various exterior photos of Bloomingdales, and their Christmas Present/Past Window Dressings. Dulcy photos are of a few of these delightful Christmas Windows for the Holiday Season. Also included are photos of Lexington Avenue street scenes of 2011.

Many students, in all fields, have found employment at Bloomingdales 59th Street. There are numerous fashion venues from clothing, makeup, furnishings for the home, etc. It is always fun and a good place to rest. You can have lunch at subway level or on an upper floor of the store. Often, flags are hung out from the large windows of Bloomingdales overlooking Lexington Avenue. This is a truly beautiful store.

 
Christmas Tree in a Mahattan Courtyard Near Bloominfdales
Near Bloomingdales -
59th Street, Between
Lexington & 3rd
New York City

Brooklyn Bridge
2011-2012
Photos Taken by Dulcy Brightman

 

If you ride along the West Side Highway going south towards Wall Street you will catch a glimpse of The Brooklyn Bridge. The Brooklyn Bridge is a much featured location in many a television and film production.  It is something every tourist should make time to put on their agenda when visiting New York City as a sight to see.

Currently the West Side Highway is under construction. It’s always under construction if memory serves Dulcy right? It is rather shocking to suddenly see how close the West Side Highway is to the Hudson River, and seeing the Brooklyn Bridge suddenly appear in your immediate vision.

Many people who visit the great city of New York never travel far away from the shopping and entertainment areas. Therefore, they miss this wonderful sight of the Brooklyn Bridge in all its glory. It is amazing how this structure has been an enduring feat of construction for so many, many years.

Presently you have sight of NYC Taxi going down West Side Highway, in the background, you can see the Brooklyn Bridge!

Presently you have sight of NYC Taxi going down West Side Highway, in the background, you can see the Brooklyn Bridge!

 

Centerport, Long Island
Photos Taken by Dulcy Brightman

View From the
 Centerport Yacht Club The Centerport Yacht Club    
View From the
Centerport Yacht Club
The Centerport Yacht Club    
       

The Centerport Yacht Club was founded in 1947, and dedicated on July 2nd, 1950. It is a private club on Long Island’s North Shore. There are many social events for the members of the club that mainly focus on its long history of boating.

The Centerport Yacht Club is a private club for members and their guests only. Visiting yachtsmen from other yacht clubs with reciprocal privileges are also welcome. Members and guests can enjoy dinner while watching the sun go down through large windows out onto the water. It is pleasant to look at the boats floating on the water, as night falls.


Edgewater, New Jersey
2011-2012
Photos Taken by Dulcy Brightman

River Road, Edgewater, NJ River Road, Edgewater, NJ    
River Road    
       

Edgewater, New Jersey, is a prosperous community along the banks of the Hudson River, looking toward New York City. There are high cliffs just above a relatively small area below that extend to the river's edge. Hence, "Edgewater" became the obvious name.

There are numerous old houses on the North Edgewater Cliffs, and multi-dwellings have sprung up at the Hudson River shoreline. It's a very old community that has seen rapid development in the last 15 years. Mostly, the occupants of these condominiums have professional jobs. The population from New York has literally overflowed with these very wealthy and educated people. I met several very interesting people on my recent trip to River Road (pictured) both in the coffee shops, and while walking near the marina (pictured).

One woman expressed how she was juggling motherhood, a nanny, a high pressure job, and still maintaining her expansive home. Another told me she presently is working with her ex-boyfriend in a coffee shop, and has a degree in social work. The men I met on the New Jersey Commuter Buses were always quietly working or reading while in transit to New York City. These numerous buses arrive, and depart regularly from the Port Authority of New York, New Jersey.

One thing to note is that there is no sales tax in New Jersey. Not only is the shopping good, but the savings a pleasant surprise. All the major New York City chain stores are west of north Edgewater, with a wide variety of restaurants. It's no wonder so many affluent New Jersey young families have flourished in this community. So much so that there is still many yet unfinished construction sites as you get nearer to the tunnel that goes under the Hudson River into Manhattan.


Main Post Office
Looking at the Empire State Building

May 2012
Photos Taken by Dulcy Brightman

Main P.O. Looking at the Empire State Building

Squeezed into the middle of this photo in the distance are fog, and the Empire State Building. It is seen from Eighth Avenue and 33rd Street. You can also see (facing the right side) the back of Madison Square Garden at these corners.

This photograph was shot from the side entrance steps of the Main New York City Post Office. As you will note, the weather was foggy and rainy the day Dulcy photographed this scene. Dulcy once worked on the 98th Floor of this magnificent Art Deco Building for a major hotel chain. She recalls the fun of going to lunch, and exploring the many shops along 34th Street. The Empire State Building is only one block away from Macy’s in Herald Square.

There are many buses that drive along 34th Street (East & West). The subway system is at Herald Square. No smoking is the law in New York City Subways, and train platforms. This law is a more recent one in New York City. Mayor Michael Bloomberg is planning for lawmakers to create more non-smoking public areas as New York City barely enters the Twenty-First Century.


Farmingdale Historical Society
Strawberry Festival

Photos Taken by Dulcy Brightman

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Farmingdale Historical Society - NY - Strawberry Festival Farmingdale Historical Society - NY - Strawberry Festival    

Hudson Bay
Photos Taken by Dulcy Brightman

Willow Tree Over the Great Hudson River
Magnificent, Old Willow Tree.
As Seen from the
New Jersey Side of the Hudson
Winter, 2011-2012, found an uncommonly warm season on the East Coast. One of the sights along the great Hudson River, from the New Jersey side, was an immense Willow Tree which towered from its elevated position along the shoreline. The long and flowing branches dipped over the sharp river bank edges into the grey green waters. What a sight to behold! Even better was the opportunity to photograph this majestic tree.

This photo is one of several scenic views from both Manhattan and New Jersey which the artist shot on a recent visit hosted by her long time television producer friend, and friends in their homes on Long Island, New York. Other photos are of the sprawling theatre district, which is very near The Port Authority of New York City. The huge painted posters, on sides of aging buildings, advertise many of today's big hit Broadway Shows. However, not even the glitz and glamour can compare to this very old Willow Tree.


Huntington Bay Boat Storage
Photos Taken by Dulcy Brightman

Huntington Bay Boat Storage Huntington Bay Boat Storage Huntington Bay Boat Storage Huntington Bay Boat Storage

Lloyd Harbor Estates
Photos Taken by Dulcy Brightman

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The Lloyds Harbor Estates’ tall trees that line the roads run through dense forests. These are purposely narrow to reduce public car use. Lloyds Harbor is on the opposite shore from Cold Spring Harbor. The Lloyds Harbor homes include grounds that are especially large to accommodate tennis courts, swimming pools, horse stables, and lavish gardens. These homes have several bedrooms, servants’ quarters, special chef's kitchens, indoor as well as outdoor. It is important to these home owners that their privacy cannot be disturbed. They want to keep their main street shopping areas as unique and small as possible to preserve the historical areas as landmarks. Many of the homes in Lloyds Harbor were owned by the British before the Revolutionary War, and were the first place that Americans fought for Independence.
       
Lloyd Harbor Estates Lloyd Harbor Estates Lloyd Harbor Estates

Long Island, New York
Photos Taken by Dulcy Brightman

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Long Island, New York Long Island, New York    

Millionaire’s Marina
New Jersey

2011
Photos Taken by Dulcy Brightman

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The Artist, Dulcy, photographed “Millionaire’s Marina” in the town of Edgewater, New Jersey, minutes away from New York City. The Marina is right along the New Jersey side of the Hudson River. Photos show the yachts dry docked for the winter of 2011-2012. Little is known if these boats were damaged from the Hurricane of 2011?

Summer, 2012, will once again see these yachts/boats launched into the murky waters of the great Hudson River. Especially, wonderful is the fun aboard these posh yachts during The 4th of July. Many well-known people live in nearby multi-dwellings that are very upscale, and close to this marina.
       
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During the Hurricane of 2011 the Marina was flooded and many shores lines were compromised in neighboring communities along the Hudson River. Some towns will not easily recover from the damages resulting from the almost unknown experience of a Hurricane. Many New Jersey stores and homes are still soaked in river waters, months into 2012.


The Port Authority of New York City
2011-2012
Photos Taken by Dulcy Brightman

The Port Authority of New York City

The Port Authority of New York City is very near 34th Street, and 8th Avenue. It is a huge facility where trains and buses arrive and depart each day. The greater metropolitan area is served in New York City, Long Island, and to New Jersey’s many out-of-state workers.

Upstairs from the Port Authority Building is Madison Square Garden, home of many theatrical, sports, and music venues. The back of the building on 8th Avenue faces the main New York City Post Office. The front of the Port Authority Building is directly across from the New York Times Building. Dulcy has tried to photograph the sidewalk as you enter or exit the Port Authority from a pedestrian’s point-of-view. Immediately, you are bombarded with the sights of a city’s activities at high pitch.

Looking East from the
Port Authority.
33rd St. & 8th Ave.

Rockefeller Plaza
NBC Studios

Photos Taken by Dulcy Brightman

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Rockefeller Plaza - NBC Studios - NYC Rockefeller Plaza - NBC Studios - NYC Rockefeller Plaza - NBC Studios - NYC Rockefeller Plaza - NBC Studios - NYC
       
Rockefeller Plaza - NBC Studios - NYC NBC on 52nd St, Near Avenue of the Americas NBC on 52nd St, Near Avenue of the Americas Actor dressed as the Statue of Liberty on Avenue of the Americas
    NBC on 52nd St, Near Avenue
of the Americas
Actor dressed as the
Statue of Liberty on
Avenue of the Americas

New York City Theater District
2011-2012
Photos Taken by Dulcy Brightman

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New York City’s Theater District is not restricted to just 42nd Street. It encompasses several very long streets and in-between north, south, east and west of there. Be prepared to have your walking shoes on and cameras in hand. There is much excitement in this area not only in the theaters, but on the streets swarming with people from all over the world especially as the holiday season nears.

Talk about a party city! Even in the pouring rain everyone is happily walking, and talking. Remember all the people who participate in the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade? Well, they take full advantage of what is offered in the Theater District. One can lose your best friend walking next to you, or be pushed into the street if you aren’t careful. Remember to focus on your surroundings. New York City is a challenge in many ways.

Yes, photos here indicate that every bit of space in the Theater District is covered in advertising, open shop doors hawking everything imaginable, and some equally eccentric types. Just look at the photos.

       
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  Audience line for
"Jesus Christ Super Star"
  Theater District
Viewed From Port Authority
       

The streets are full of excitement, lots of restaurants offering any price range you can afford, and food types you may desire. There’s the New York Subway System where smoking is no longer permitted, and police cameras abound. This came as a surprise to Dulcy, who remembers the numerous smokers who would puff away while nervously waiting on subway platforms for their train to arrive.

Dulcy does not recommend using the subways in this district late at night. She recalls one of her coworkers being assaulted in the late afternoon. They were unfamiliar with the dangers. These days the streets are heavily monitored via television police cameras, and undercover police are everywhere. There are also uniformed policemen and policewomen. The Theatre District is minutes from The Port Authority of New York City. There is no lack of taxi cabs except in the rain. Then, it is a competition to hail an empty cab. Be prepared to wait.


The New York Times Building
Christmas 2011-2012
Photos Taken by Dulcy Brightman

The New York Times Building
Christmas Wreath
Front of NY Time Building
Across from Port Authority

Photo: Looking east from front entrance of the Port Authority

Dulcy was surprised to see the new location of The New York Times Building on the west side of midtown Manhattan between 40th and 41st Streets across from the Port Authority. She remembered the old location on West 43rd Street.

The Big Apple has reinvented the Times Square District to include this building. The New York Times Building is a beautiful new skyscraper, and is another 4th largest building besides the Chrysler Building (which is on the east side of New York City). New York is always a place for change and development.

The New York Times is the most prestigious news organization in the world. Journalists from every segment of America and the world seek the most in depth reports. Dulcy had stood next to many New York Times Reporters when covering certain events.

Photojournalist were sent on jobs from a variety of news/entertainment outlets. Primarily, all male reporters, were over 6'4" in height, which seemed to be a requirement, because they often had to use step stools and hold cameras over their heads to get a shot of the people and places in front of them. Dulcy was the first and only woman to use light-weight video equipment professionally in the field at that time.

Dulcy's artistic achievement was to invent a more informal, and casual filming of movie stars, musicians, radio personalities, etc. Those video reports were for her cable television shows with help from all the major movie production companies. Dulcy soon became expert and pioneer in Television Field Production. Years ago, her reports took her not only to the Times Square area, but into posh surroundings such as The Four Seasons Restaurant, and far away studios on Long Island.

 

The Wall Street District
2011-2012
Photos Taken by Dulcy Brightman

 
On the Way to Wall Street
On the Way to Wall Street
Wall Street just prior to Christmas 2011 was bursting with business as usual.

When Dulcy traveled down the West Side Highway of Manhattan, there was more and more construction right along the banks of the Hudson. At first, it appeared that the road narrowed almost into the river. When I looked out the window of my ride, I had a full side view of the Brooklyn Bridge. Herewith is the photo.

It was lunch time when I finally arrived right in the heart of Wall Street to go and meet with an old friend in a building built in the late 1930’s or 1940’s(?). The ceilings were high and the security inside was more than Dulcy had ever experienced in the many years of working in New York City.

My friend guided me to a hole-in-the-wall restaurant within walking distance of her office. The food was delicious, and the company entertaining. Afterwards, she directed me to some shopping down the street from her offices, but there was also a view of where once the World Trade Towers (Twin Towers to New Yorkers) had stood. My friend noted that the area is still suspect for contaminants. That was enough to call a halt to any tourist type of interest in the new memorial site. So back into my ride and back uptown past The Brooklyn Bridge to The Port Authority.


Wincoma Village
Photos Taken by Dulcy Brightman

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Wincoma Village Wincoma Beach    

World Trade Tower
Photos Taken by Dulcy Brightman

The NEW World Trade Tower at Ground Zero (May 2012) The new World Trade Tower is in lower Manhattan, and is situated in the Wall Street Area. Much more construction has been done since this photo was taken in May 2012. There is now more delay in construction of this magnificent structure since Super Hurricane Sandy in late October 2012. Lower Manhattan became soaked with rain waters that filled the streets up to 38th Street, and caused major power outages. The new World Trade Tower is on what is known as "Ground Zero".
 

ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER - NEW YORK CITY
By Dulcy Brightman

In May of 2012, I traveled downtown to visit with a friend working on Wall Street. The friend’s work place was like many in New York City that have high security in their lobbies. Questions are asked of anyone without a building pass. This Photo ID Pass is usually hung on a string around your neck. Security Armed Guards ask who you are visiting, the person you plan to see, and the nature of your business.

This was not always the case with life in the Big Apple (New York’s other name). Years ago, anyone could walk in and out of Manhattan buildings with no questions asked. After 911, it’s an entirely different vibe when you visit any of the businesses in the New York City Skyscrapers. These skyscrapers are in a state of constant construction, and improvement to maintain their architectural beauty.

One of these buildings is being erected by the Port Authority of New York City at a cost of four billion dollars! That comes to 2.6 million dollars per square inch. No expense has been spared as the One World Trade Center rises with a new technology of environmentally correct building materials to protect not just this building but the surrounding neighborhood.

Therefore, the One World Trade Center will be more in the spotlight, and a beacon to others planning to build new skyscrapers. The Port Authority of New York City has builders working around the clock as this building reaches completion on this hallowed ground commonly known as “Ground Zero”.


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