hurricane irene update: manhattan island floods in advance of the real power of the...

As of 9:30am Eastern Standard Time, with Hurricane Irene showing the very beginnings of its power, New York City is already inundated, and Manhattan...

the reality on the ground in new york city in advance of hurricane irene

I’ve been in New York City for twenty-five years and what has happened today is unprecedented thus far – and Hurricane Irene hasn’t even...

the aftermath of yesterday’s earthquake in new york city

The tragedy of yesterday’s 5.8 earthquake was not lost on New York City, where no less than four thousand soufflés fell and tens of...

silver lake california and williamsburg brooklyn: two ends of a secret hipster worm-hole?

For those of you familiar with the Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg, you have probably taken the L train from the East Village.   On your...

arlington west: santa monica’s memorial to soldiers and awareness

While in Santa Monica, I headed to the Stearns Wharf pier with its street performers, roller coaster, Ferris wheel, and Abercrombie t-shirts.  Among the...

my tour of the runways of queens: a delayed flight to los angeles

Whenever someone I know moves to a new city or country, I immediately begin the mental exercise of planning a trip there.  So, when...

nyc to philadelphia: tips on traversing new jersey and the state of rail in...

If you are ever in NYC and want to take a quick trip to see another city, Philadelphia is your best bet.  If you...

my strange connection to the triangle shirtwaist factory fire of 1911

Today marks the one hundredth anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, which occurred on March 25, 1911.  On that day 146 garment workers...

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