St. Marks Farmer’s Market


I love farmer’s markets for the ambiance. One of my favorite markets is the NYC farmer’s market every Tuesday outside of St. Mark’s Church.

When I used to live in the neighborhood, I often sat on the benches on warm days just to kill some time and listen to the activity of the market.  For me, one of the ultimate signs of winter in New York were the last few markets in December before it shut down for the season.

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As you can hear, the promise of $1.50 cider and fresh cabbage could not get many New Yorkers out on such a cold day.

The recording and the photographs were made just weeks before the New Year and the close of the market.  This winter, NYC has been under what seems like constant cover of snow.  I don’t think I’ll be sitting on that bench again until the spring.

The beautiful photographs in the week’s post come from my brother Dave Raphael and I highly recommend you check out his blog.  I say this not because he’s my bro, but because I think he is super talented.

Recording Geek Note:  Rig consists of a pair of DPA 4060 mounted stealthily in a hat.  It was all tracked to a Sony PCM-M10, with Sound Devices MP2

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Michael Raphael February 1, 2011