Stephen Harmon, whose photographs and essays have enhanced the Rag for years, is facing an unexpected medical procedure in his characteristic way. He is walking, with his wife Cynthia by his side, through the city he loves and loves to photograph and share. Nearly every day, West Side Rag receives an emailed note and some photographs from Steve. Here are the latest.
It has been two weeks since I had the stents put in at Lenox Hill and I am feeling very good. Yesterday, Cynthia and I met with the surgeon, who scheduled the bypass procedure for March 17, so I have a whole month to bother you with photos and then, I think, I will take a short rest as I recover.
We walked home through a beautiful, bright blue-skied Central Park.
The Boat House Cafe was open so we stopped for lunch. It was filled mostly with happy tourists and was a particularly pleasant place to have lunch with its view over the frozen pond through the bare trees into midtown.
We wound up at Strawberry Fields where the Imagine mosaic was still adorned with flowers that had been neatly placed by people on Valentine’s Day. Just another great day in the city I love!
Good luck to you, Mr. Harmon.
Your pictures seem to represent your outlook on life – Wonderful!
Look forward to many years more of them.
From two NYC-loving photographers: wishing you a speedy, uncomplicated recovery and await seeing your work on WSR again.
Lovely photos They made my day! The winter lighting is sparkling. I wish you well on your upcoming procedure.
Get well soon and thank you for the amazing photos
Heal well, rest and start shooting again! I love your photos and this little video brought back so many nice memories!
Good luck, you will do fine!
My best to you and your wife,
Warm good wishes! And thanks, for the art you share and the joy it gives.
I feel like I’m writing to someone I’ve known for years. Good luck, my friend, and get well quickly!
I love the light and sunshine and optimism of these photos. May your recovery be as bright!
Best of lucky and a very speedy recovery. Your images are wonderful and are so appreciated!
Thank you so much for the pleasure your pictures have given me. Wishing you a speedy and complete recovery from your bypass surgery.
Best wishes to you for good health & happiness! With great appreciation for your Eye and Outlook!
Really beautiful photography—thank you!!
Good luck with surgery/speedy recovery! 🙂
Lovely – all. They document light and brightness, shifting shadows, and people activity.
Steve – Best wishes for a speedy recovery! Hope to see you around the neighborhood soon.
Wishing you the very best outcome and a long, happy and productive life afterwards. Onward, to a hundred and twenty (or two hundred and forty, accounting for inflation). 🙂
Steve Harmon is the best Ambassador for NYC to see the city from the inside.
Wishing you healing! And thanks for the lovely photos, which capture the most beautiful aspects of The City.
Hope your procedure goes smoothly and you’re back to picture taking soon after!
Wishing you good health and a speedy recovery! Your photos are treasures which capture our lives here on the UWS.
Dear Mr. Harmon – Thank you for the images of UWS life which you share so generously. Your awesome images are particularly treasured by those of us who are immune-compromised and stay indoors alot. May you enjoy many more years of doing what you love.