Sketching on the Lower East Side

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This past Labor Day 2013 I had a relaxing afternoon with a friend, meeting him on the Lower East Side for lunch. We feasted on pickles, pastrami, and gefilte fish. Afterward we wandered the streets reflecting on the history and changes to the area when we came across Freeman’s Alley, on Rivington between Bowery and Chrystie Streets. It was about to rain, but I couldn’t resist stopping to sketch and my friend went on to the uptown Subway. Two vertical sketchbook pages were a perfect fit for the scene as I watched stylish young hipsters come and go.

Soon the rain started but luckily most of the paint was on the paper.  Look close and you can see raindrops on the page. A great way to spend the last afternoon on the last official day of summer!

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Comments(2)

  • Linda Harootyan
    09/25/2013, 10:05 am  Reply

    I continue to be amazed by your sketches and water colors. They are spectacular. Keep up the great work.

  • Ron Becker
    09/25/2013, 7:52 am  Reply

    Just checked out your facebook page. Great work, Jeff. Had to share the piece from Lincoln Center. Congratulations – keep sharing.

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Dr. Jeffrey M. Levine has authored numerous articles on topics related to healthcare of the elderly. These include medical history, prevention and treatment of chronic wounds such as pressure ulcers, elder neglect and abuse, and physical restraints. He has also edited a book on legal and regulatory aspects of nursing homes.