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Transit

Keep Away From The Platform Edge

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(161 St-Yankee Stadium Station, The Bronx)

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City Life Urban Planning

Cortlandt Alley

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I love Manhattan, but sometimes I wish the the folks behind the grid included alleys in their plan. Alleys are mysterious and banal, hella useful and a waste of space. They’re everything that happens in your living room before the guests arrive.

(Cortlandt Alley, Manhattan)

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Architecture

Graybar Passage

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(Grand Central Terminal, Manhattan)

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Architecture

NYPL

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Just passing by the Humanities and Social Sciences Library makes me feel learned, even if the first thing I think of is Ghostbusters.

(New York Public Library, Manhattan)

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Architecture

Yankee Stadium: New

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(Yankee Stadium, The Bronx)

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Eating Signs

A New Asha

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(New Asha Restaurant, Victory Blvd, Staten Island)

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City Life Transit

On The 6

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He looked a little small for a seeing eye dog, but size isn’t everything, you know.

(6 train, Manhattan)

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City Life Scenic Lookouts

Gowanus, Brooklyn

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(Union St Bridge, Brooklyn)

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City Life

That’s When I Reach For My Revolver

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpchan/2281161116/

…to pop the balloon, of course. Not for any violence against the artist. Gosh!

(Grand St, Manhattan)

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Chinatown

Fresh Fish

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(Elizabeth St, Manhattan)

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Tech

Air: Hot Or Not?

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I love the Apple Retail Stores, but they can be a total zoo sometimes because of the crowds. I was checking out this Macbook Air for about 30 seconds before this very aggressive woman started to hover over me as if I were taking too long and a passing middle-aged guy made a joke about how I was handling the machine too eagerly. After about another minute with the Macbook, I fled the store for the relative peace of Prince Street and let the woman and the middle-aged guy fight it out. (The woman won.)

I tried not to take the experience too personally, but I did wonder if there’s some truth to the theory that Mac users are self-centered and arrogant. Or maybe, it’s just that Apple consistently makes products that make people a little crazy, myself included.

Oh…and about the computer: it’s awesome engineering and surprisingly sturdy, but it’s not for everyone. Having said that, I can already see that there’s a 50% chance I’ll replace my beloved but aging 2004 PowerBook 12″ 1.33 with an an Air rev. B in 2009.

(Apple Store Soho, Manhattan)

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Chinatown

Year Of The Rat

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(Mott St, Manhattan)

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City Life

Lining Up For A Jackpot

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Nobody won Friday, so Tuesday’s Mega Millions jackpot is now $220 million. Hey, no cutting!

(Broadway & Fulton St, Manhattan)

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Architecture City Life

Pit Stop

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Anyone who’s ever received a toy Hess truck for Christmas will undountedly have a soft spot for this giant oil company. Talk about nefarious marketing!

(44 St & 10 Av, Manhattan)

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Eating Transit

Valentine’s Day

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(Q train, Manhattan)

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Moviemaking

York College

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There’s something surreal about seeing your name on a flyer, especially in a place you’ve never been. But I had been warned before my visit that there were flyers advertising my visit to the York College film club, so it wasn’t exactly an ambush.

The kids were a great audience for my (undoubtedly rambling) lecture on indie film distribution. I felt a bit old and nerdy speaking to them, but also honored and inspired by their enthusiasm and attention. They asked smart, thoughtful questions, too.Go York film club! Please hire me when you guys get to Hollywood.

(York College, Jamaica, Queens)

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Transit

Unarticulated Tendencies

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The “accordion” bus is more correctly referred to as an articulated bus, but whatever you call it, straddling the pivot point and yelling WOOT!!! everytime the bus turns is frowned upon. Or at least it is whenever I do it.

(M15 bus, Manhattan)

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Ailurophilia Family Marla Monday is Cat Week

Monday Is Cat Week: Mac, Cat, Jack

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(Bklyn Blggng HQ)

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City Life Transit

Rush Hour, WTC PATH

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(World Trade Center PATH Station, Manhattan)

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Uncategorized

Civic Minded

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(Route 9A, Manhattan)

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City Life

Curbed

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(Whitehall St & Pearl St, Manhattan)

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Transit

What If You’re The Sick Passenger?

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My first day back outside. After spending 40 of the last 48 hours flat on my back (or spewing Monday’s lunch), it’s good to be on my own two feet, even if I’m not exactly 100%. DeKalb Avenue never looked so good.

(DeKalb Av Station, Brooklyn)

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Self-Portraits

Sick Sick Sick

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I don’t know if it’s food poisoning or a stomach flu or something else, but I feel awful. What, you say I look awful, too? I guess I’d have to agree.

(Bklyn Blggng HQ)

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Transit

Police Booth

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This just cannot be a fun place to sit for an entire shift.

(Grand Central Subway Station, Manhattan)

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City Life Music

Dicapo Opera Theatre

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One of my favorite things about NYC is that you can never know it all; what you don’t know will always be immense. Kinda like life itself.This was my first time to Dicapo and I have to say it was pretty cool. I’d never heard contemporary opera before nor did I know opera could be performed in small venues. Check it out if you get a chance.

(Dicapo Opera Theatre, Lexington Av & 76 St, Manhattan)

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Scenic Lookouts

Above The GCP

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpchan/2235109243/

(Grand Central Parkway, Corona, Queens)