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Entries from May 2009

Day 337: Foiled by Lounge Lizards

May 31st, 2009 · 1 Comment

As someone who regularly commutes on a bicycle, I eagerly awaited May 24, the day cars would be banished from Times Square. No more dodging around panicked rental-car tourists or taxis that swerve across three lanes for a fare; now the street would belong to me, the cyclist. At least I thought so until I […]

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Tags: Sights & Scenes · Urban Survival · Why I Hate This Town · Why I Love This Town

Day 336: Lunatic Island

May 20th, 2009 · No Comments

The crags of Mordor? A visit by Martians? No, the subject of this photo is Manhattan from Roosevelt Island in the midafternoon (not bad for a squinty iPhone shot).  Yesterday I saddled up the bicycle and visited the island for the first time. The Roosevelt Island Tram lifts off silently from 59th Street and Second […]

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Tags: Getaways · Sights & Scenes · Why I Love This Town

Day 335: Somebody Leash That Woman

May 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment

As I ran through Central Park I saw a woolly little dog trot onto the crosswalk at East Drive. Trailing a good ten yards behind him was an old lady in a large hat, and ten yards beyond, another merry little pooch brought up the rear. Everybody was unleashed. The furry dog brothers smiled the […]

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Day 331: Jack Goes Boating

May 15th, 2009 · 1 Comment

I knew something was up when I biked by The Lake in Central Park and saw no fewer than ten rowboats afloat, each carrying exactly one man and one woman. And all the lovers were white. How strange. Also, what sort of romantic spark causes people to paddle out on a chilly, overcast Monday at […]

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