August 19, 2014
That aircraft carrier doesn’t look so big.

Kayaking on the Hudson, launching just south of the USS Intrepid

That aircraft carrier doesn’t look so big.

Kayaking on the Hudson, launching just south of the USS Intrepid

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August 19, 2014

Went kayaking again with Manhattan Kayak Company…this time, we trekked through the ferry terminals, across the Hudson River, and over into Hoboken. Just an amazing day with our wonderfully patient guide who, after 10 or so years of kayaking here, has never gotten tired of the Hudson.

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August 18, 2014

This building near the now-demolished 520 Fifth Ave. apparently didn’t bother to install windows where its view would have been obstructed. Good way to save money, I guess (I’m assuming the new luxury condo will be even taller). The last photo is from Google Street View in Sept. 2012, in which you can see the pre-demolished neighboring building.

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August 18, 2014
Fatal Cyclist Accident this Morning was Tragically Predictable

iquantny:

Tragically, a cyclist was killed this morning at the intersection of 108th St and Park Avenue. (DNAInfo, Gothamist).

Each time I see something like that happen in the city, I ask my self was this predictable? Obviously no single accident is, but with some data we can identify hot spots and…

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August 15, 2014
I want a t-shirt with this.

(Seen in LES, near Economy Candy)

I want a t-shirt with this.

(Seen in LES, near Economy Candy)

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July 29, 2014

Tonight I saw the most useful upgrade to the NYC subway system that’s happened in the six years I’ve lived here…though they could always squeeze a little more grip space like the Italians do in Rome’s cars (right).

…I’m kind of waiting in anticipation to see what the “Showtime” boys can do with twice-the-gripping area…

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July 29, 2014
Lightning reaches out to the Empire State Building

Lightning reaches out to the Empire State Building

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July 28, 2014
"

I’d just say to aspiring journalists or writers — do it now.

Don’t wait for permission to make something that’s interesting or amusing to you. Just do it now. Don’t wait. Find a story idea, start making it, give yourself a deadline, show it to people who’ll give you notes to make it better.

Don’t wait till you’re older, or in some better job than you have now. Don’t wait for anything. Don’t wait till some magical story idea drops into your lap. That’s not where ideas come from. Go looking for an idea and it’ll show up.

Begin now. Be a fucking soldier about it and be tough.

"

Ira Glass, one of the hardest-working (and successful) executives in today’s new media world, and host of “This American Life”, as told to Lifehacker

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July 23, 2014
The unfinished third section of the High Line Park

The unfinished third section of the High Line Park

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July 22, 2014
Kayaking on the Hudson River before sunset, from Pier 44, just south of the USS Intrepid museum.

Kayaking on the Hudson River before sunset, from Pier 44, just south of the USS Intrepid museum.

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July 22, 2014
Sin Will Find You Out…in Hell’s Kitchen. More specifically, 51st Street, between 8th and 9th avenues…

Sin Will Find You Out…in Hell’s Kitchen. More specifically, 51st Street, between 8th and 9th avenues…

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Filed under: NYC Manhattan religion God church neon 
July 17, 2014
This is about the closest I’ve seen Manhattan from a jetliner’s window.

This is about the closest I’ve seen Manhattan from a jetliner’s window.

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July 15, 2014
It’s hot out, so here’s a photo of a cop car waiting at a NoLita intersection last winter.

It’s hot out, so here’s a photo of a cop car waiting at a NoLita intersection last winter.

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July 15, 2014
The “Cone Club”, as seen on the sandwich board outside of Big Gay Ice Cream

The “Cone Club”, as seen on the sandwich board outside of Big Gay Ice Cream

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July 14, 2014
Smoky streaks, the Brooklyn Bridge on the Fourth of July

Smoky streaks, the Brooklyn Bridge on the Fourth of July

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