Capturing a masterful image

2014 January 23, 2014 20140123-_DSC7924 A masterful image_Those masterful images because complete
Grew in pure mind, but out of what began?
A mound of refuse or the sweepings of a street,
Old kettles, old bottles, and a broken can,
Old iron, old bones, old rags, that raving slut
Who keeps the till. Now that my ladder’s gone,
I must lie down where all the ladders start,
In the foul rag-and-bone shop of the heart.

 William Butler Yeats

Redeeming our sins

 

2014 January 15, 2014 20140115-_DSC7420 Redeeming our sins-2Twenty years ago, NYC committed a sin against the laws of real estate by selling a 2 srtory building on a key corner of SOHO to a non-profit.   Corners should be used for commerce and residential.   Now, in a complex real estate transaction, the non-profit has sold it air rights for millions of dollars and is expanding to 5 stories.   This sin of real estate misuse is now being alleviated.