Category Archives: New York City

Dave And Me

In the Summer of 1998, my dad and I packed our bags, hopped into his maroon Ford Taurus, and drove from Madison, Wisconsin to New York so that I could interview for an internship with the Late Show With David … Continue reading

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Random Pic: The Hottest Coffee Around

On Fulton Street in downtown Brooklyn last weekend, I spotted this aged coffee ad. It looks like it hadn’t seen the light of day in a few decades. I guess I wasn’t the first person to photograph it, since the … Continue reading

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Sbarro, Tom Hanks, And The Commuter’s Cafe: A Look Inside The Old World Trade Center

I’m not into 9/11 remembrances. This is not because I don’t have respect for the events that happened or the families who lost loved ones. Although I bore firsthand witness to the events, I was lucky enough not to have … Continue reading

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‘Kitchen Nightmares’ Wraps a Week of Shooting in Carroll Gardens

“Kitchen Nightmares,” FOX’s venerable restaurant makeover show featuring a British celebrity chef angrily admonishing a bumbling staff to “come on, guys!” has finished a week-long shoot on Court Street in Carroll Gardens (Brooklyn). Chef Gordon Ramsay, host of the program, … Continue reading

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Lady Liberty & Friends

From the pier in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

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Brooklyn’s Dennet Place Is Making More Headlines

Quirky Dennet Place, in my neighborhood of Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, is being talked about again. I wrote a brief piece about the tiny backstreet in 2010, wondering like so many before and since why the street-level front doors are so … Continue reading

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Swimming in the Sky | The Millennium UN Plaza Hotel in New York

There’s no way Jack Torrance would have chased his wife and kid with a hatchet if they’d been caretakers of a hotel in Hawaii instead of Colorado. Winter is a sickening, deathly season, capable of driving anyone mad. Even this … Continue reading

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The Chrysler Building: New York’s Art-Deco Masterpiece

Come to New York City and you’ll see a lot of great artistic achievements: Ancient Egyptian obelisks, neon theater marquees, statues, fountains, and the like. The city is an open-air museum. But it’s also a work of art itself; when … Continue reading

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Throwback Football on the Hudson River

This site has been a little football heavy lately, thanks to my weekly NFL picks (75% accurate, thank you very much). I like keeping sports in the mix, which is why I added “& Other Diversions” to the description on … Continue reading

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