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Citistorage warehouse fire
January 31, 2015
A fire has destroyed a waterfront warehouse in Williamsburg. I had a ringside view from across the East River.
Ellis Island Hospital
December 26, 2014
A small collection of photographs from the abandoned hospital on Ellis Island, New York.
Millions March NYC
December 13, 2014
Photographs from the Millions March against police brutality, in New York.
July 19, 2014
Recording the police -- simple voyeurism, or public service?
Mermaid Parade 2014
June 21, 2014
Photographs from the 2014 Coney Island Mermaid Parade
Pipe burst on Houston Street
May 22, 2014
Photographs of damage caused by a water main break on Houston Street on New York's Lower East Side.
VnV Nation
May 11, 2014
Photographs of electronic music band VnV Nation at Bowery Ballroom, New York
Easter Parade 2014
April 20, 2014
Photographs of people in preposterous hats from New York's 2014 Easter Parade
Times Square
April 18, 2014
Photographs of tourists and performers in New York's Times Square
Chinese New Year 2014
February 2, 2014
Photographs from the annual Chinese New Year parade in New York City's Chinatown
Ice, ice, baby
January 8, 2014
A small collection of photographs of ice and snow in New York during a period of unusually cold weather.
December 13, 2013
Going back to Brussels for the first time in many years, I find that the city has changed far less than I expected.
End of Clarion 2013
August 3, 2013
I think I may have found My People. They are wild and strange and delightful and you will be hearing from them soon.
Comic-Con 2013
July 20, 2013
San Diego Comic-Con: where the typical attendee is not merely nerdier than you, but nerdier than you by several orders of magnitude.
Clarion 2013
July 20, 2013
Some personal impressions of the Clarion Writer's Workshop at UCSD in San Diego.
Two wheels of folly
June 18, 2013
My third and final day of cycling is the shortest in terms of distance covered, but the least forgiving in terms of terrain.
The art of conversation
June 11, 2013
M. has lost her voice. Communication is difficult, but, thanks to technology, not impossible.
Exit, pursued by a bee
June 8, 2013
The flies on the Kolka-Mazirbe Road are very large, totally fearless, and extremely fit.
Cape Kolka
June 7, 2013
Cape Kolka is not the wilderness that I was promised.
June 5, 2013
Between impressive Art Nouveau buildings and lush parks, Riga is a strikingly elegant city.
Another time, another park
June 3, 2013
Watching the protests over Gezi Park in Istanbul reminded me of similar protests centered on a park in Milan: similar, but very, very different.
Art Around the Park 2013
June 2, 2013
A small collection of photographs from Art Around the Park 2013, part of the annual Howl Festival.
Incipit vita nova
June 1, 2013
Things are going to change around here: goodbye job, hello all kinds of adventures.
Half a saunter
May 4, 2013
The first Saturday in May sees another installment of the Great Saunter - but this time I only have time to do half of it.
Anarchy in the L.E.S.
April 6, 2013
Not everyone is welcome at the Anarchist Book Fair.
San Francisco
March 31, 2013
A small collection of photographs taken in San Francisco, California
San Francisco HDR
March 31, 2013
Some high dynamic range (HDR) photographs of San Francisco.
San Francisco evening
March 30, 2013
A small collection of photographs taken in San Francisco during the early evening and night.
The bird is back
March 24, 2013
There is a very young hawk in Tompkins Square Park. The squirrels do not take it seriously.
Chinese New Year 2013
February 17, 2013
A collection of photographs from the New York City Chinese New Year Parade.
February snow storm
February 10, 2013
A much-trumpeted winter storm delivers a few inches of snow to New York, but nothing more.
Idiotarod 2013
January 26, 2013
Another cold Saturday in January, and the Idiotarod is back on the streets of Brooklyn.
January 5, 2013
2013 starts with a bang, as a Quadrantid meteor blazes across the skies of the north-eastern United States.
Santacon 2012
December 15, 2012
Where the hell did all these Santas come from?
November 19, 2012
A small collection of photographs taken in the GrĂ cia and El Raval neighborhoods of Barcelona.
Manhattan from the air
November 14, 2012
A photograph of midtown Manhattan at night, taken from the air.
Winter Storm Athena
November 7, 2012
Winter Storm Athena was cold and ugly, but it was no Hurricane Sandy.
Fiat lux
November 2, 2012
Our neighborhood has power again after Hurricane Sandy, and life is beginning to return to normal.
In the blackout
November 1, 2012
Being without power is inconvenient. It also makes the familiar sights and places of my neighborhood strangely beautiful.
Gridlock Wednesday
October 31, 2012
In which we go north to search for power and warm water.
October 30, 2012
The day after Hurricane Sandy - no power downtown, but life seems fairly normal further up.
October 29, 2012
Hurricane Sandy comes to New York City.
Gloom before the storm
October 28, 2012
Brace yourselves - Hurricane Sandy is coming.
Rainy night
September 18, 2012
Photographs of a heavy rainstorm in New York at night.
Stormy afternoon
September 8, 2012
Another fast-moving summer storm hits Manhattan, bringing with it some spectacular clouds.
Birds and bunnies
September 3, 2012
Photographs of seagulls and rabbits from Niantic, CT.
Rose Pitonof Swim
August 18, 2012
Photographs from Urban Swim's annual Rose Pitonof Swim event.
Coney Island by Night
August 3, 2012
A trip to Coney Island for Jo Weldon's birthday party let me see Coney Island by night for the first time.
Night of the Bugs
August 2, 2012
Brightly-illuminated 'bug cars' invade New York's Lower East Side.
July 26, 2012
The summer thunderstorms bring some impressive cloud formations to New York.
Bugs and flowers
July 15, 2012
Some experimental photographs of insects and flowers shot using a macro lens, taken near Niantic, CT
Urban Swim Hudson New Jersey
July 14, 2012
The good-natured athletes of Urban Swim are willing to welcome anyone who's crazy enough to get up early and swim a few miles in the Hudson River.
Niantic sunset
July 14, 2012
Connecticut sunsets can be very pretty.
Stormy skies
June 23, 2012
Photographs of storm clouds and other clouds taken in New York and London during June 2012.
Urban Swim
June 17, 2012
A small collection of photographs from an open-water swimming event in the Hudson River organized by Urban Swim.
Shuttle barge trip
June 6, 2012
A small collection of photographs showing the space shuttle Enterprise being moved to Pier 86 by barge.
Art Around the Park 2012
June 3, 2012
A small collection of photographs taken at the 2012 Art Around the Park event in Tompkins Square Park, part of the annual Howl Festival.
Manhattanhenge 2012
May 30, 2012
May 30th's Manhattanhenge fails to live up to its promise, providing a few colorful sunset photographs but little more.
OpSail 2012
May 23, 2012
A small collection of photographs of sailing ships from the 2012 'parade of sail' on the Hudson River.
Occupy Wall Street on Broadway
May 1, 2012
Photographs of Occupy Wall Street protesters marching on Broadway, May 1st.
Space shuttle New York fly-by
April 27, 2012
Photographs of the space shuttle 'Enterprise' and its carrier aircraft performing a fly-by over the Hudson River, New York
Viernes Santo 2012
April 6, 2012
A small collection of photographs from a Good Friday (Viernes Santo) procession on the Lower East Side, New York.
Thomas Dolby
March 29, 2012
Photographs from a show by musician Thomas Dolby at the Canal Room, New York, NY.
New York Harbor Fog
March 18, 2012
Photographs taken at sunset on a foggy day in New York Harbor, NY, USA
Red-tailed hawk
January 19, 2012
The young red-tailed hawk that lives in Tompkins Square has a pigeon for breakfast.
And goodwill to all men
December 25, 2011
My neighbors celebrate the season of giving with a quick round of gun and knife violence.
Occupy Wall Street N17
November 17, 2011
Photographs and impressions from the November 17th protests organized by the Occupy Wall Street movement.
After Irene
October 2, 2011
Hurricane Irene did a lot of damage: here's one small example.
9/11 Anniversary
September 11, 2011
Ground Zero on the 10th anniversary of the September 11th attacks: the people seem lost and confused.
September 4, 2011
Checking in to a nice hotel can feel awkward if you're not dressed for the part.
Chicken bus
September 4, 2011
Travel by bus in Nepal is slow, uncomfortable, and sometimes dangerous. Enjoy.
September 2, 2011
The new Maoist prime minister's decision to hand over the keys to the party's weapons stores hasn't pleased everyone in the rank and file - and they've taken to the streets to make their point.
The Bovine Ilk
August 31, 2011
Cows are sacred in Nepal - and they don't mind letting you know it.
August 29, 2011
A description of the Tibetan Buddhist temple at Swayambhunath, in Kathmandu, Nepal.
August 23, 2011
Some impressions of the 5.8 earthquake under Virginia, as it was felt in New York.
Mermaid Parade 2011
June 18, 2011
A small collection of photographs from the 2011 Mermaid Parade in Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY.
Art Around the Park 2011
June 5, 2011
A small collection of photographs from the 2011 Art Around the Park and Howl Festival, in Tompkins Square Park, New York
Memorial Day 2011
May 30, 2011
Memorial Day, like many American holidays, is a continual puzzle to me.
April 27, 2011
Hundreds die in a fire in New York's Nolita; no humans hurt.
House of War
April 14, 2011
Lebanon is militarized to an extraordinary degree, but it's a peaceful place for all that.
Cairo for Beginners
April 7, 2011
Some things that I have learned about Cairo and Egypt: useful tips for new arrivals.
Say you want a revolution
April 6, 2011
Egypt's January 25th revolution changed a lot, but more changes will and must come.
Tahrir Square
April 1, 2011
The Revolution returns to Tahrir Square for the after-party.
March 31, 2011
Border formalities in Beirut: anyone who has visited Israel need not apply.
Snowpocalypse 2010
December 27, 2010
The Boxing Day snowstorm was brief but spectacular, and left New York covered with snow and disabled vehicles.
My neighbors say it with bullets
October 26, 2010
In which our supper is momentarily interrupted by my neighbors shooting at each other on the street.
Ari Up
October 21, 2010
Ari Up (Ariane Forster) of the Slits died yesterday.
Hostage diary
October 17, 2010
Will Van Dorp's account of his experiences as a hostage in Iraq before the first Gulf War is well worth reading.
Towers of Light
September 11, 2010
A small collection of photographs taken in Lower Manhattan on September 11th 2010.
Mermaid Parade 2010
June 19, 2010
A collection of photographs taken at Coney Island's annual Mermaid Parade.
Up the creek
May 30, 2010
In which a kayaking trip on the Pattagansett River comes to a watery end.
Elephant Walk 2010
March 23, 2010
It's a rainy night in Manhattan and I'm standing on the corner of 34th and 5th, looking for elephants.
Chinese New Year 2010
February 21, 2010
Lions and dragons and dogs in baby-carriages, oh my! It's Chinese New Year in New York again.
Ice on the Hudson
February 7, 2010
Photographs of ice on the Hudson River, New York.
First snowstorm of the winter
December 22, 2009
The first snowstorm of the winter hit New York on Saturday, and left behind a few inches of snow.
October 29, 2009
The mimes have moved into the neighborhood ... and they're playing kickball.
Fish time
August 13, 2009
Snorkeling in the Perhentian Islands, with fish, sea turtles, squid and more.
Obstacle course
August 10, 2009
In which I make my flight to Kuala Lumpur after all, despite the best efforts of Delhi airport.
July 20, 2009
Photographs of New York local band 'Runny' playing at Pianos on the Lower East Side.
Mission to MARS
June 19, 2009
Riding along on MBARI's research vessel 'Point Lobos', on a mission to recover an experimental module from the bottom of the undersea Monterey Canyon.

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