February 25, 2014
No snow tonight as forecasted, so here’s a shot from our last snow storm in Union Square

No snow tonight as forecasted, so here’s a shot from our last snow storm in Union Square

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January 15, 2014
Disembodied in the Garment District

Disembodied in the Garment District

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May 2, 2013
World Trade Center One reached pinnacle height this week. Here’s a photo I took back in 2011.

World Trade Center One reached pinnacle height this week. Here’s a photo I took back in 2011.

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February 7, 2013

It’s been awhile since New York got snowed out. I went through my old photos from a couple of years back just to remember what it was like.


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December 10, 2012

I finally got around to organizing some of the photos I took during the Hurricane Sandy blackout. Except for the power going out in my neighborhood, I don’t have any stories of hardship. I just had to walk to work and walk back in pitch dark every day that week. So I didn’t see any of Sandy’s real devastation, but walking around the deserted downtown Manhattan was enough craziness for me.

Note: If you’re viewing this on the Tumblr dashboard, click here to see all the photos attached to this post.

Virtually all of them were shot with my Sony NEX-7 and 24mm lens. No clever skill to them or heavy-post-processing…just bumped the ISO and aperture to the max and held my breath. All of these photos are on my Flickr account and available through Creative Commons, along with the metadata and original sizes.

Feel free to re-use the photos (with attribution). So if you were interested in purchasing a print, donate instead to post-Sandy efforts: Coney Recovers | Staten Island Advance’s list | FEMA Donation Info


And then suddenly, everyone remembered how much they loved traffic lights.


This was fun for the first few blocks of the walk. But unsettling and unnerving after twenty.


Astor Place.


Too bad the skies were mostly cloudy that week. We might have been able to see the stars from lower Manhattan for the first time since Edison (or the last blackout, I guess).


Here’s what lower Manhattan looked like from the Top of the Rockefeller. Just kidding, that’s way more lighting than lower Manhattan had (this is Central Park)


Lights were mostly out from the ESB to the WTC


I applaud their bravery, but this looks like the four-wheel death ride to hell.


Cop cars would go down the side streets every so often, flooding the area with blue and red lighting. Still, it was a mugger’s dream, considering victims wouldn’t be able to call 911 on their cell phones.


NYU apparently had their own generators.


I’d never thought I’d live to see Veselka closed.


In the last days of the blackout, the Flatiron building provided a striking divide between the have-lights and the have-nots.


A light tower in Chelsea on 8th Avenue.


Dawn at the Meatpacking district


It was actually nice to take bus rides for a change.


Below 23rd Street near Broadway


Pizza by flashlight.


The value of a hot meal could not be overstated.



This was my living room after the power went back on. Apparently we never bothered to turn off the TV.


Wine was one of the few staples of life that remained uninterrupted. Just like during Prohibition


Sixth Avenue

Taking the stairs (with the dog) became terrifying.

Walking down Broadway, just south of Union Square

This photo is of 1st Ave., right after the generator blew

This neon outpost in Union Square was the only hot meal for blocks

Just how are they planning to power that iMac exactly?

I'll never take traffic lights for granted again

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December 3, 2012
Hide and seek

Hide and seek

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November 24, 2012
Crossing Lower East Side

Crossing Lower East Side

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October 10, 2012
Winter evening near Columbus Circle

Winter evening near Columbus Circle

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September 24, 2012
Locks of Love, on the Brooklyn Bridge

Locks of Love, on the Brooklyn Bridge

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September 14, 2012
The Apple Store on Fifth Avenue, in the evening

The Apple Store on Fifth Avenue, in the evening

(Source: Flickr / zokuga)

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September 6, 2012
Another photo along Manhattan’s west side after the rain. I saw this guy with the red umbrella and his family from about two blocks away and waited for him to walk in front of me. I wish I had taken a closer picture with tighter framing of him and his umbrella, especially since he and his family asked me to take photos of them with their own cameras.

Another photo along Manhattan’s west side after the rain. I saw this guy with the red umbrella and his family from about two blocks away and waited for him to walk in front of me. I wish I had taken a closer picture with tighter framing of him and his umbrella, especially since he and his family asked me to take photos of them with their own cameras.

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September 6, 2012
Walking home through SoHo, in the evening

Walking home through SoHo, in the evening

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August 26, 2012
The Empire State Building, down 30th Street

The Empire State Building, down 30th Street

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August 22, 2012
Williamsburg bridge, rainbow path

Williamsburg bridge, rainbow path

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July 29, 2012
Taxi crossing under the High Line Park, at sunset

Taxi crossing under the High Line Park, at sunset

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