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Monthly Archives: January 2009

New York City

In keeping with recent themes, I present the above. It’s difficult to describe what comes to define different cities for different people. I snapped this digital photograph (top) somewhere south of 14th Street in 2005. I can’t even be sure about that date – but the somewhat vague location is accurate. There wasn’t much thought […]

Jordan At The Buzzer

I watched the inaugural yesterday. It was a decent show, and I’m waiting to find out exactly what “childish things” we’re going to be asked to put aside. I’m there for the new president, but if it means parting with my 1968 Nolan Ryan/Jerry Koosman rookie card he may have to go it alone. He […]


There’s a big plane sitting in the water off Battery Park. It took off from La Guardia yesterday, blew out both engines hitting a flock of geese, and made an emergency landing in the Hudson River. And, oh yeah, all one hundred and fifty-five people on board survived. This is, of course, already old news. […]

Killer Views

I got my dad the eight DVD set of Ric Burns’ history of New York for Christmas. I watched the entire series two summers ago shortly after moving in to my apartment in Brooklyn. The first few episodes concentrate on the city’s origins, much of which take place in the areas that are now Brooklyn, […]