I spent yesterday morning with new friend Chris Robins, an avid photographer and fine gentleman who hopes soon to have his own photography website up and running. We shot a fairly brief section of 11th Avenue, less than 10 blocks really, and spent nearly 4 hours doing so. As you might imagine, it was a target rich environment. One of Chris’s current photo obsessions is water towers, and I found myself infected by his enthusiasm during the shoot.
The Salvation Army is an organization that does an astounding amount of good charitable work, representing some of the best of civil society. I’m not sure what the phrase “work therapy building” means. It could be a building where work therapy takes place, or it could represent three separate things, or perhaps another reading is correct. As you can see they also run a thrift store. Next to the bell-ringing Santa’s around Christmas time, the thrift store is probably the Salvation Army’s most well known program. When I was in college and law school, my friends and I routinely visited another Salvation Army thrift store on the Upper West Side where we acquired lots of cool used vintage clothing at very reasonable prices. My friends used to call it Sal’s Boutique.