Welcome to THEJNSREPORT’S: Spring towards Summer 2016!
Finally the weather in the city has started to make us believe that Spring is definitely sprung. Making it through another day is a blessing we can only give God thanks for. Channeling my inner “green”. Nature in the concrete jungle 2016!Check out the touch of Green HydrangeaThe Super Close Up on a “Touch Of Green” Hydrangea
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Welcome to THEJNSREPORT’S: The Human Condition: Life & The Family Bond
Life seems to be a monster roller coaster ride filled with highs and lows, twists and turns through various stages of experience. Right now my family and I as well as my significant other are experiencing stages of life that are frustrating, painful, exciting, new, and a bit scary due to the uncertainty of the future unfolding for all of us.
Our family home has been the one constant in all of our lives since we were little kids growing up in the inner city. To have been lucky enough to be born in the greatest city in the world in the best country in the world is special. It’s something that I think for most of my life I took for granted. My family and I are the products of hard work determination, God’s protection & guidance and the wisdom, strength and courage of the matriarch of our family our mom.
In the past month there have been some new realities facing us as a family. We knew that the end of our habitation in the house we had known as home for the past 29 years was coming to an end. And still somehow it hadn’t really sunken in that our family was separating onto the different paths in each of our respective lives.
Embracing independence and the need to grow in our own paths and journeys in life is hard to come to grips with when for so long you’ve known nothing contrary to family being close to each other and living together often under the same roof. On TV the Hollywood reality scene would poo poo families sharing a living space together even into adulthood.
Everything comes to an end eventually. Even so, It’s a hard thing to embrace drastic or dramatic change while saying good bye to yesterday’s memories.
Our family Cat. And an amazing animal and joy!
Love this look of her in a natural environment loving being outdoors.
Scenes from the Bronx on glorious afternoons will be keepsakes and nostalgia for years to come as we look back on the way things were.
The Queen Roars or perhaps… yawns.
This shot above is one of our favorites and will always remind us of “The Boogie Down”.This guy is comfortable at work in the “Greatest City” in the world.
Is that an actual Ferris Wheel in the BX? I thought I’d see that only in Coney Island.Another beautiful sunset afternoon. Reflecting on the days behind us.A night time shot of mom’s gorgeous blue green hydrangea. Mom you have an excellent “Green Thumb”. We’ll always admire and appreciate the hard work and dedication you’ve shown to us and to your beautiful garden at home. Here’s a peak at Cinnamon in bed at home with Sis.This beauty was at home almost anywhere in the house.From one rose to another. Mom’s relentless dedication and hard work in her garden made images like these possible. Thank you mom for everything.Long live fond fair memories of days gone by. Here’s to the future awaiting us with God’s blessings. One thing we know for sure is that family is forever and is most important. We give thanks to God for blessing us with the amazing family that we’ve known all these years and to our family continuing to stick together and remaining close in the future. Hope you enjoyed our little showcase of images.
Welcome to THEJNSREPORT’S: Final Farewell To Mom’s Mardi Gras Roses
As the time draws to a close and we say goodbye to so many years of family memories. I take this opportunity to share with you all some shots of one of the most beautiful flowers I’ve ever seen that good ole mom just so happens to grow in her garden.
The embrace of changes in life is not an easy thing to do but happens to all of us at some point in time and so… After 29 years in the same place we bid farewell to our family home and an icon in the floral collection of our mom: The Mardi Gras Roses.I shot these during the rain in the afternoon the other day. It makes me think that the roses too recognize this is the last time we’ll see them in our soon to be former home. They too are crying.Mom told us how she won these from the Botanical Garden years and years ago and they’ve grown in her garden ever since.You know how I feelThat’s what I meanThere’s something so whimsical, so elegant, and cool about these roses. The richness and brilliance of its two tone color and the way the petals are shaped and twist. We look forward to seeing these grow in our mom’s next garden. All images are the property of http://www.thejnsreport.com (c) 2015.
Press Play 😀 The other day while out in the city walking near Columbus Circle I happened upon NY’s famous horse and carriages and couldn’t help but feel bad for these poor animals. They didn’t look happy. (Note: The following pictures are not indicative of a sick or “broken” horse. They are only meant to serve as a topic picture for NYC’s Horse & Carriage Industry)
Many of them looked worn out and used up, resigned to a fate at the hands of their human masters determined to use them till they were completely of no use to make a buck in the city that never sleeps.
I get tradition and all the arguments of those who are in staunch favor of keeping this “industry” going. However, for me I side with mayor De Blasio in wanting to see it come to an end.
It’s not because I’m tired of seeing it in classic or iconic NY films that show a romantic (semi well to do if not wealthy) person whisking his damsel off on a ride around and through central park on a NY night, but because I’m actually thinking about the horses that are forced to be the service animals and backbone of this outdated industry.
It seems to be the default argument whenever technology or a change to an “established” industry comes that people immediately say “I gotta feed my family, the kids gotta eat, or the wife needs a new pair of shoes”. I’m like F&*% that!!! Develop some new skills, become more resourceful, and/or adapt to life changes.
Isn’t that what evolution supporters believe in “Survival of the fittest”? If you become obselete adapt or cease to exist. We know people aren’t going anywhere. We always find a way to keep alive. It’s like when CD’s came out and replaced Vinyl or when Vinyl replaced 8 tracks. With all that said here’s a poll question for you NYC…
Welcome to THEJNSREPORT’S: Toronto: Photo Walk 2014
It was overcast and chilly throughout the day but not as cold as the day before where temps were at -3 degrees Celsius.My friends and I were on our way to the metro heading toward downtown Toronto when we saw …Those are some pretty large nests.
Looks like we’re about to enter a portal ahead.
When you enter the station you can purchase tokens to enter the subway. These tokens are smaller than the ones the MTA used to use decades ago. One thing that stood out to me once inside the station was how clean it was as opposed to New York’s subways. The difference is night and day. It really shames NYC to be such a wealthy city and yet be so dirty compared to other large cities. The other thing I noticed was the width of the tracks and subway cars is larger than that here in NYC. Someone had foresight here and realized cramming many people into tight subway cars isn’t in the best interests of the riders.Once outside the metro we made our way through the streets in search of somewhere to have brunch.We ended up on the famous Church Street of Toronto the LGBT area of the city.
The first place we encountered that looked good for brunch was Lola’s Kitchen.There was a small wait once we got inside as this place seems quite popular for brunch.
The decor inside was interesting and had quite a bit of art work throughout.
Once we looked over what Lola offers we settled on our selections.
The margarita wasn’t that good to me. I guess I’m just used to getting more alcohol in the states. 😉 Once we finished brunch I decided to make a pit stop to the restroom before our photo walk continued. When I entered the restroom I was pleasantly surprised to see the stall door painted.Pretty cool I think. Anyway after paying our tab we ventured back out into the cold with full stomachs bidding Lola’s a fond farewell.As we walked further down Church Street we came across the Rainbow crosswalk.
Church has some pretty interesting things out on display.
Incredible public art displays were all over the place. Stay tuned for Toronto: Photo Walk continued…
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Welcome to THEJNSREPORT’S: The High Line Otra Vez!
On a day that I decided to go and check out the finished end of the High Line at 34th Street, I came across some public displays of a very talented artist’s works prominently displayed on the sidewalks.I think this a great capture of all their likenesses.
Famous Faces on the wall.
Iconic and full of brilliant color. I believe I’ve seen this tattoo before.
The End of the High line looks pretty good but I imagine will look even better once all the construction is done.
I took my cue to exit at 18th St. Till next time this has been THEJNSREPORT’S: The High Line Otra Vez!
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Welcome to THEJNSREPORT’S:Getting Away To Governor’s Island Continued… Picking up from where we left off and continuing to make our way through Governor’s Island we continued documenting our trip through the island.
Apparently Governor’s Island is an oasis for many different bird species.
Read the sign and learned something new.
Which way do we go?
A Road divided
I love this concept. I mean if it were customizable that would be sick!
The new charging stations I see popping up are cool. Solar power.