December 9, 2008
Central Park has a wonderful zoo designed to teach children about wildlife and conservation. But the hours — especially during the winter — are short and the price of admission can be prohibitive.
Here’s an alternative to the zoo itself; the Fifth Avenue subway station, which is the station closest to the zoo, has brought some of the animals inside. No matter what the weather, seven days a week, 24 hours a day, you can duck underground and visit the cheerful mosaic animals created by artist Ann Schaumburger.
You can even pet these creatures. Just don’t try to feed them.
Penguin family with three babies
Penguin family with two babies
Mother and child horses
Snail family heading towards a stairway
Family of butterfiles
Baby monkey holding onto Mommy’s belly
Mommy and baby polar bears (click to see larger)
A flock of parrots
Parrots with purple torsos
Closer view of parrot
Central Park Zoo
Chelsea Art Galleries: Ann Schaumburger
December 3, 2008
I couldn’t help noticing the sign on this truck, which was parked at 41st Street and Fifth Avenue in Manhattan. Apparently, the business that owns the vehicle is committed to maintaining a certain “standar” of quality. Good thing they are builders and not publishers.
Parked on 41st Street
The Standar of Quality