01/06/2004:

NoHo 2

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There is room for disagreement over the exact borders of NoHo. Some things seem certain: Houston Street marks the southern limit of the neighborhood, and Bowery marks the east side. However, some people place the western limit of the neighborhood at Mercer- whereas I think NoHo stops at Broadway. On the north side, NoHo tapers out around Astor Place- although I think it would be fair to include the buildings one block further up. Finally, while some include the Cooper Union triangle as part of the neighborhood, I think that area fits better with Bowery or the East Village, so I'm not covering it in this series. [Related: alleys of NoHo at FNY, NoHo BID, Bleecker Street Songline, War Resisters League]

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hey jake, you're shooting manual on your canon, right? do you use a tripod for your shots?

yep- i favor the ultrapod, a small collapsable tripod you can get at B&H- about $20. The only drawback is that it sits about 3" above the ground, so you often have to position on cars, garbage cans, stoops, etc, if you don't want to shoot from ground level.

i'll have to check it out. i nearly killed myself a few months ago while attempting to lug my full-sized tripod up the fire escape steps to my roof.

i got a good canon one for my birthday... it's really light, compact, nice carrying case.. and it expands out.. uh.. im not sure how tall. like up to my chest height so you dont have to put it on cars, etc.

#1 (that billboard/sliver of a building, which used to be just a sliver of a vacant lot with some racks of used jeans on it) and
#2 (that 2x2 cube of a building, landlocked into place on Crosby betw. Hou. & Blkr)

are two of my favorite buildings in the city. #3 is that mission-style gas station-turned crystal sculpture warehouse on 7th ave south.

Buildings that shouldn't be on lots that shouldn't exist, yet there they are.

Dear Jake:
I am glad to know that I am not alone in admiring your images of our neighborhood. As current Chair of the NoHo Neighborhood Association I am well aware of the endearingly ecclectic character of our environs, which you characterize so well. I am constructing a site for the Association and for our neighbors to use and would like, with your permission to add a link to your site. You can view it (presently in construction) at www.noho.marketxmarket.com. I will be adding a "real" gallery as well and would be pleased to show some of your images (with the appropriate link to you, of course).

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