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On the Ferry

We now take a break from our political coverage to shop for motorcycles on Staten Island, getting there via bicycle and the Staten Island Ferry.

Tugboats are delightful.

It was cold out (low 30s, windy) but I needed to clear my head and burn some calories. After around fifteen minutes of cycling I warmed up and it was comfortable.

I have so many questions about this artwork.

I don’t think I was on the ferry at all in 2020, so it was good to be back. Crowds were sparse and every other seat was marked-off for social distancing. There were also dedicated bike seating areas with racks, which I don’t recall ever seeing before.

Lady Liberty, ever inspiring.

The ferry always moves faster than I think it will for a chunky-looking vessel. Passing the Statue of Liberty is always thrilling nonetheless.

Always a thumbs up for the Staten Island Ferry.
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On a Rooftop in Brooklyn

(Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn)

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Mission Beach

For our first night at SDAFF to screen A Picture of You, we were lucky to stay with a festival board member and his wife.

They generously opened their beautiful home to us and treated us to a view we’ll never forget.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpchan/10911577786/

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City of Bronze

 

Even though I’ve lived in NYC all my adult life, I never get tired of rooftop views. No two are ever alike.

(Pod Hotel, Lexington Av & 39 St, Manhattan)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpchan/10374214484/

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Riverside & 94

Visiting a friend’s house on the Upper West Side and seriously enjoying the view.

Rooftop water tanks have their own secret community high above it all.

A Brooklyn brownstone is still my NYC dream house, but I’m pretty sure a Manhattan penthouse like this would satisfy me as well.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpchan/9410586883/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpchan/9410586967/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpchan/9410587107/

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West 65

There’s not too many pedestrian overpasses in Manhattan, so when you find yourself on one you pretty much gotta pull out the camera.

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City Life Scenic Lookouts

Blue & Yellow Both Ways

Look this way from Erie Basin Park in Brookyn and you get a spectacular sunset with the Statue of Liberty in the distance.

Look behind you and you get Ikea. Just another one of NYC’s crazy, semi-naturally occurring juxtapositions that makes life here endlessly fascinating.

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Grand Central Uplift

Grand Central Terminal is beautiful from every angle, even the ones you didn’t know existed. You can catch this view for free from the Apple Store.

I feel really lucky that I get to walk through GCT on my way to work each day. The beauty and bustle of the place lifts me up on even the toughest of days. The endless supply of good things to eat there doesn’t hurt either.

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In Kihei

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpchan/4027919161/

(Kalama Park, Kihei, HI)

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DUMBO

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpchan/2429117826/

(John St, Brooklyn)

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An Easy Shot

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpchan/2360357776/

Part of the dirty secret of NYC photoblogging is that the place is just so darn photogenic. You can be lazy like me and still find something interesting just about everywhere you look.

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Gowanus, Brooklyn

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpchan/2282998526/

(Union St Bridge, Brooklyn)

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Above The GCP

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

(Grand Central Parkway, Corona, Queens)

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Park City

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpchan/2217386659/

With all the festival frenzy, it’s easy to forget to look up and realize how frickin’ beautiful this place is.

(Park City, UT)

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Under The GW

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpchan/2105810217/

(Henry Hudson Parkway, Manhattan)

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From Floor 13

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpchan/2051790230/

(6 Av & Spring St, Manhattan)

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Lincoln Road, Last Week

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpchan/1888934476/

(Lincoln Rd, outside Prospect Park Station)