Afternoon View – Fifth Avenue Apple Store

Just the entrance, actually, since the store itself is underground. I’m not an Apple customer, but I walked in just to see the store and found about 200 people snaked around around store’s aisles in a line to buy the iPhone 4. Still. Months after it came out. Craziness.

Joe. My. God.

—  John Wright

Afternoon View – Seventh & 48th

Joe. My. God.

—  John Wright

Afternoon View – Ethel Barrymore Theatre

David Mamet’s Race actually closed a couple of weeks ago. Next up at the 82 year-old Barrymore is Elling, starring Brendan Fraser and Jennifer Coolidge, which opens in November. The Ethel Barrymore is the last surviving Schubert theater specifically built for a performer of the day.

Joe. My. God.

—  John Wright

Afternoon View – Staten Island Ferry

Joe. My. God.

—  John Wright

Afternoon View – Circle Line

With the historic New Jersey Central Railroad Terminal in the background.

Joe. My. God.

—  John Wright

Afternoon View – Midtown

Today we helped my loyal companion Aaron move into his new digs in Hells Kitchen. The views in all directions are killer.

Joe. My. God.

—  John Wright

Afternoon View – Hillside Neighbors

Although we can hear Cher’s greatest hits booming from somewhere up the mountain, things are otherwise quiet at the moment as folks get ready for this afternoon’s Mad Hatter’s Party. As usual, we are unprepared for a Hillside theme, so Aaron has fashioned a hat for himself out of newspaper. It’s also Uniform Weekend or something and we’ve seen roaming groups of identically dressed cops and fireman go past our site. Next year I’m totally bringing a Burger King uniform. What?

Joe. My. God.

—  John Wright

Afternoon View – Hillside Check-In Cabin

I’ve just arrived with my loyal companions Aaron and Chris for three days under the trees at Hillside Campground in the Endless Mountains of Pennsylvania. The guys in this photo have had the site next to ours for the last three summers and we always seem to get here at the same time. It’s 75 and completely clear, which bodes for a quite chilly evening, as summer nights so often are up on the mountain. Do they make electric sleeping bags?

Joe. My. God.

—  John Wright

Afternoon View – Strand Books

Joe. My. God.

—  John Wright

Afternoon View – The Beekman

The 76-story Frank Gehry-designed Beekman is almost finished in downtown Manhattan. It’s presently the ninth-tallest building in the city, however six much taller buildings will soon push the Beekman out of the top ten. It contains 903 “luxury” apartments, all rental. Hello recession. These pics embiggen nicely. (I’m quite pleased with the zoom on my new camera.)

Joe. My. God.

—  John Wright