Archive for September, 2019

I went to see Elizabeth Warren speak!

Wednesday, September 18th, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

I went to Washington Square Park Monday night to hear Elizabeth Warren speak. She gave the most moving speech I've heard since the Obama days. I wish I could remember the whole arc of her speech (you can ...

What kind of tree is this? And this flower?

Tuesday, September 10th, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

Seen in the Jane Street Garden on Hudson Street. This perfect tree (there were two of them). And ... This flower. What flowers bloom in September?

Three! Three! Three landmarks in one!

Monday, September 9th, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

Three landmarks as seen from Roosevelt Island (what I called Damnation Island in my book about what happened there in the 19th Century): the UN, Empire State Building and the Chrysler Building.

Tribute in Light Test

Thursday, September 5th, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

It's that time of year again. I was coming home from work and saw that they were testing the Tribute in Light. It's beautiful, but I would like to retire this installation because it confuses migrating birds, trapping ...

Times Square Subway Station, Nostalgia and Brain Worms

Wednesday, September 4th, 2019 Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments »

Whenever a book I'm reading mentions nostalgia it's to point out that nostalgia is bad. I just finished Recursion by Blake Couch, which was absolutely wonderful, but he's in the nostalgia-is-bad-camp. I guess if you completely surrender to it, that's ...