Upstairs, Downstairs November 26, 2006 / Neil Kramer / 39 Comments Share this:FacebookTwitterMoreEmailPrintRedditLinkedIn New York City Central ParkMTANew York Citysubway Previous post Neilochka from the Block Next post New York Social Life 39 Comments wordgirl November 26, 2006 at 6:23 pm Can I just say how much I love your photos? New York is a pretty photogenic place (even the seamier parts), but you handle a camera very well. Reply Zoely November 26, 2006 at 6:33 pm Hey! I was in NYC Saturday nite to see Rent. Yeah, I know, I’m a little late… Reply Rhea November 26, 2006 at 7:22 pm Nice pics of New York City! That makes up for the blurry pic of your childhood bedroom. Reply niels November 26, 2006 at 7:59 pm Is that columbus circle? God, I miss New York. Reply paperback writer November 26, 2006 at 8:00 pm Those are some great pictures. I hope to visit NYC one day again. Reply Mist 1 November 26, 2006 at 8:29 pm I love the maple. Reply Orieyenta November 26, 2006 at 8:57 pm Great pics…thanks fo sharing. Makes me want to take a trip to NYC. And what about that last one…are you having Teresa do a reading? Oy. Reply Neil November 26, 2006 at 9:50 pm Is anyone getting the politicial statment I am trying to make about the “Upstairs, Downstairs” class system in a city like New York where…? oh, forget it… Reply ms. sizzle November 26, 2006 at 9:58 pm i have no idea how to ice skate but lately i have wanted to. Reply lizardek November 27, 2006 at 12:31 am You’re pretty darn good at this phlogging thing 🙂 Reply better safe than sorry November 27, 2006 at 4:27 am no wonder toronto is used as a pretend us state, it could easily pass as new york. love that maple pic! Reply Lynnster, yeah November 27, 2006 at 4:48 am I know nothing about the political statement, but those are some very cool looking photos in any case! Reply plain jane November 27, 2006 at 7:17 am Political statement? I was too captivated by the photos to even notice the title of your post. Thanks for giving us a taste of NYC! Reply Dagny November 27, 2006 at 7:31 am Did you collect any leaves to take back to CA with you? Reply sarah November 27, 2006 at 8:18 am Hope you had a nice thanksgiving! Liked the photos. You should see the Dominican Republic ‘upstairs downstairs”. beautiful and luscious and etc in the parts where ‘we’ go, and shacks, shanties and ruin where ‘we dont’ go. Reply emma November 27, 2006 at 8:46 am That first reflected picture is awesome. Lovely photos, makes me want to drive up to NYC like, today!! Reply M.A. November 27, 2006 at 9:02 am Thanks for reminding me what a wonderful place NYC can be. Reply Tatyana November 27, 2006 at 9:12 am You can always count on me, Neil, to notice your political statements. Actually, I thought you refer to that wonderful book by Bel Kaufman, Up the Down Staircase. I have posted my own Txgiving pics, if you’re inclined to look. Reply Neil November 27, 2006 at 9:32 am Actually the second to last photo is from the Time Warner building which went up a few years ago, and I heard rave reviews about. I had not seen it yet. Bleh. An upscale Los Angeles mall with a nice view. This is what Time Warner is doing with the money they steal from me each month for their crappy cable service? Reply Pearl November 27, 2006 at 9:38 am Neil, thanks for giving us a whirlwind visual trip to NYC. Some great shots you’ve got. BTW, I also thought of Bel Kaufman’s book when I read your post title. You did know she’s famed Yiddish writer Sholom Aleichem’s granddaughter, right? Reply Leesa November 27, 2006 at 9:46 am I love this series of photos! Great story 🙂 Reply Nancy French November 27, 2006 at 9:58 am Makes me wanna go back and visit… Reply AWE November 27, 2006 at 10:27 am All I know is Teresa guarantees results in 24 hours. Reply Melissa November 27, 2006 at 11:25 am Oh this makes me home sick… I miss New York so much. Reply Churlita November 27, 2006 at 11:52 am Neil, nice Upstairs/Downstairs photo commentary about the juxtoposition of classes in NY – Ah, just kidding. Until you wrote the comment, I ignored the title and thought the images were real Purty. Reply MARGARET November 27, 2006 at 12:09 pm Do we all fall down? Reply amanda November 27, 2006 at 12:58 pm gorgeous photos! Reply rach November 27, 2006 at 1:16 pm writer and now photographer. Is there no end to your talents Neilochka? lol. Love the pic of the red leaves. x Reply s@bd November 27, 2006 at 1:17 pm 12 pictures @ 1000 words each = 12,000 word post. Dude, I just don’t have that kind of time. Try to keep it down, will you? Reply 2nd Pearl Past the Post November 27, 2006 at 2:39 pm Those are gorgeous. Are you going to branch out into professional photography? Reply Neil November 27, 2006 at 5:30 pm It is so funny that you like these photos. I am not a good photographer. But my mother was on my back about shooting Valentino’s pizza yesterday rather than something more worthy, so when we got to Manhattan, she kept on pointing things out to take a photo of — Neil’s Mother: “Ooh, you need to take a photo of the carriages in Central Park for your blodge.” Neil: “Everyone’s seen those stupid carriages in every romantic comedy ever made about New York. And the horses stink.” Neil’s Mother: “You really should take a photo for the blodge. I’m telling you they will love it. They want to see the romantic part of New York, not the subway.” Neil: “OK, I’ll take a photo of the carriage, but I’m going to do it off-center with the wheel as the focus.” Neil’s Mother: “A photographer you’re not.” Reply Amy K November 27, 2006 at 5:56 pm Brilliant, Neil! Reply plain jane November 27, 2006 at 7:12 pm Blodge? I love it. Reply teahouseblossom November 27, 2006 at 7:46 pm Thanks for reminding me of what a beautiful place I call home! Reply Two Roads November 27, 2006 at 8:16 pm Neil, my first thought too was Up the Downstair case. I like the pics for your blodge! Your mother is just like mine – give her a word and she will create another and never see the difference. Reply modigli November 27, 2006 at 9:33 pm I don’t really get it. But I like it! Reply Megan November 28, 2006 at 7:43 am I miss NYC. 🙁 Reply Lou P. November 28, 2006 at 8:46 am NYC is the best city out there for taking photos… at least from what I’ve seen. I dig the snapshots — keep ’em coming! Reply Liz R December 1, 2006 at 11:37 am Neil, I used to live at 97-19 63rd Drive in Rego Park 20 years ago! I live in Richmond, Vriginia now (and for the past 13 years) but it was soooo cool to see your great photos of NYC and my old address!!! Reply Leave a ReplyCancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.