Category Archive: New York City

The Things We Rarely Notice

New York City’s streets are blanketed with emergency call boxes, none (or few) of which work. We in the city pass them every day without notice. Just as a reminder, here are four… Continue reading

Priorities and People

Yesterday evening, I realized the mayor was coming. It wasn’t hard: Department of Sanitation workers were cleaning the sidewalks in front of my house, my neighbors’, and across the street. Normally, that’s left… Continue reading

Brooklyn, a Bridge, and the Other Side

Friday, I went down to watch the fireworks. Sat on a stone retaining wall in the new park to the east of the Brooklyn Bridge. The crowd included Japanese holding balloons from the… Continue reading