Broadway & Houston

I’m shooting time-lapses at the busiest corner in Soho and…

– The biggest rat I’ve ever seen hops past me and into the veggie stand on the corner. The rat was literally rabbit-sized. The only witnesses were myself and two teens standing next to me. And all the three of us could say was “shit…”

– A very scuffy-looking middle-aged guy was picking up cigarette butts around the subway entrance and putting them in his pocket. He noticed my camera and asked if I was shooting a “still sequence.” I said, “Yes, I’m doing a time-lapse.” He then asked if I was “getting releases” from the passerby that were in my shot. I replied that releases weren’t necessary since nobody could be personally identified in this kind of shot. He nodded in agreement and said “I know” as he walked off.

All this happened in just the first ten minutes here at this corner. In a city that’s always moving, it’s worth taking the time to just stop and watch every now and then. Because you might find that there’s whole ‘nother city to discover.

(Broadway & Houston St, Manhattan)

Off the Hook

It’s a little chunky, but I really love my Speck HandyShell iPad case.

The ingenious hinged handle serves three purposes: a handy grip when reading on the subway, a useful kickstand when tabletop bound, and a giant glowing reminder that I AM A NERD when in the kitchen.


Pit Stop

An unexpected midday break near Astor Place was a good opportunity for a quiet meal alone to rest and recharge.

It was also my first time eating cold ramen — which, by the way, is awesome.

(Photo taken before my usual liberal helping of hot oil was applied.)

(Menkui-tei, 3 Av & Astor Place, Manhattan)

Sudden Downpour

It’s no fun to get caught in it, but it’s always awesome to watch fierce rain in NYC.

(Avenue B & 11 St, Manhattan)