Category Archives: off topic

This is New York

Shot from the top floor of 14 Wall St. J P Morgan (the person, not the bank) used the entire floor as a piet de terre. Wonderfully surprised by the renovation of Alice Tully by Diller Scofdio + Renfro and … Continue reading

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Seven things that everyone should know about the New York Subway.

Image source: flickr 1. If you are waiting for a train, and the incoming train cars go, packed, empty, packed… do NOT enter the empty car. The *best* case scenario is that the AC is broken. 2. The subway trains … Continue reading

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Off topic: New York City Weirdness

I was walking in midtown today and saw crowds of people staring and pointing at the fairly new New York Times Building. I generally ignore this kind of gawking, but there were more people stopping than the average film shoot … Continue reading

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Ingredients for a comeback: Carly Simon

Image source: Wikipedia This is going to be slightly off topic, so you’ve been warned. Carly Simon seems to be bubbling up into pop culture consciousness, even without being included on a Quentin Tarantino/ Wes Anderson film soundtrack. Her controversial … Continue reading

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OT: Murder rate of zero.

Image source: New York Magazine This week New York Magazine cover story is about New York’s dropping murder rate, and asks the question, what would it take to get the rate down to zero? My only response is, didn’t that … Continue reading

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