About The Weblicist

About The Weblicist

It’s hard to believe how many pictures I have taken of New York City since I started the weblicist last August, 2006. I had just moved back from a two year stint in Chicago. The first weekend back my wife planned a trip to see our friends in Washington DC. I could not bear the thought of going away the day I returned so I begged out, dropped my family at Penn Station and then headed down to the Lower Westside with my camera. I came across a couple of flea markets packed with people and started taking pictures.

The only time I had to shoot in Chicago was during the day when the kids were at school and my wife was at work. Unlike New York City if you are not at your job during the day you are a bum. So most of my pictures didn’t have people in them. It was quite depressing. So after an exhilarating afternoon of taking pictures, I made my way from the 20’s to the 70’s, I came home, made a slide show and then posted a few on my weblicist site, which at the time was a bunch of marketing googley-gook. And hence the site was born.

As of today, I have over 375 series comprising over 4,000 images.

I love it.

Chris Brady

NY- Indoor Flea Markets, Lady in Red

40 Comments, Comment

  1. Jane Meneely


    Hi – I’m not long back in Scotland after spending Christmas and New Year in New York. Came across your site by accident – I was doing a search for “tiles for America” (I had passed this in a taxi but hadn’t time to go back and was unsure of where exactly it was so thought I’d do a quick web search). Just thought I’d write a short note to say what a fantastic archive of information and images you have created. So many things I have missed on my many trips to NYC. I’m an Architect so the little details like “the chicken soup building” really appeal. Keep up the good work!

    Thanks for the nice comments!

    08 Jan
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    I hope you had a great time.

    08 Jan