Category Archives: NYC

MAD DECENT | MAD OLD.

When one attends an event that says “open to all ages” and “free”, especially when that event is a concert, in the summer, in New York, and poorly policed, there are some things that should be expected. The #1 thing … Continue reading

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So Close. So Far.

I spent my Saturday enjoying a beautiful afternoon in Brooklyn on the Williamsburg Waterfront. It was great and when I left to head home in the late afternoon, I couldn’t imagine having a better Saturday. Boy oh BOY was I … Continue reading

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What. Is. This.

The only reason I took a picture of this is because I have no idea what it is. It’s really tall, really cumbersome, and there’s this retractable door attached to it. There was also some sort of phone-looking thing inside, … Continue reading

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Sunday Plans? – CHECK

Exhibit A. You just can’t predict this church to be on 123rd and Lenox in Harlem. Then again, when it comes to people’s loopy feelings on Obama, you can’t predict anything these days. ATLAH World Missionary Church is led by … Continue reading

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Da Roof

NYC is all about da roofs. In my 2 years here, nothing beats the view from the roof of 10 Park avenue. Nothing.

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Early Bird Catches the Murals

A week or so ago, I went on one of my favorite walks in NYC, the West to East 125th Street pilgrimage. I love it, because 1) I feel like I’m in Southwest Atlanta in 1999 by the sheer amount … Continue reading

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No Good.

So around 2am on Saturday morning, there was a huge fire in an apartment building in Prospect Heights in Brooklyn. I learned about this from my friend Zeke, because he saw the blaze as he was heading home that night. … Continue reading

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New York, I Love You But You’re Bringing Me Down.

New York, I Love You But you’re bringing me down New York, I Love You But you’re bringing me down These words, sung beautifully by LCD Soundsystem frontman James Murphy, most accurately describes my relationship with the city I’ve called … Continue reading

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Grad School 3rd Grade Science Fair

48 hours ago, I was presented with a very interesting dilemma. My wonderful, wonderful Neighborhood Change professor, Prof. Sutton, alerted our class that we had some flexibility for how we presented our final neighborhood reports. Flexibility meaning a PowerPoint wasn’t … Continue reading

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THE (Official) CATHIE BLACK MIXTAPE

96 days into the job and the controversially unqualified NYC Schools Chancellor Cathie Black has been asked to leave. 96 Days. Do you know how many things I’ve been able to keep up longer than 96 straight days? Not shaving … Continue reading

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