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Better Than Real Because It's Not.

Saturday June 07th 2014, 1:27 am
Filed under: General

(May 28) I’ve passed through Northport hundreds of times on the LIRR, but today was the first time I set foot on Northport soil.

woodbine marina
Northport Bay

does the rising tide really lift all boats?
It looks like any other Long Island marina

another victorian village
The village resembles Port Jefferson

the tracks don't lie
Except Northport apparently had a streetcar

the neighbors must love it (not)
And there in the middle of suburbia… a farm

perhaps used to make milk and cheese
With goats

everything loves chicken dinner
And chickens

Saturday August 22nd 2009, 10:55 pm
Filed under: General

(July 14) The rest of the trip to Williamsburg.

the river

subway on bridge
There’s a good view of the trains going across the bridge here.

water view skyline
The view of midtown

east river
The view toward Brooklyn

twilight empire state building
Twilight settles over Manhattan

williamsburg under the bridge
I love going to places with sidewalk seating

yes, i'm on it now

balloon loft
I’d love to have a place like this.

graffitti in progress
When I got back home, they were repainting this place

Saturday August 08th 2009, 10:30 pm
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(July 14) I decided to walk to Williamsburg over the bridge, at sunset.

delancey st.
I decided to start in Manhattan, so I took the subway to Delancey.

toward the williamsburg bridge
It puts you about a block from the bridge walkway.

the esb
A common sight on this site.

surrounding neighborhood
One of my favorite things about walking the bridges is the view of the neighborhoods.

across the river, toward billyburg
The view of Brooklyn in the distance.

the cage of boo!
Unfortunately, much of the view is defaced by this chicken coop.

spiral staircase
I wouldn’t mind taking photos from that staircase.

fdr drive
The Fucking Disaster Road Drive.

williamsburg bridge
Looking up at the bridge.

Monday September 08th 2008, 10:52 am
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(August 30) Visit to the Manhattan Bridge, walking from DUMBO, Brooklyn to Chinatown, Manhattan, continued.


brooklyn bridge over east river
Span of the Brooklyn Bridge

walkway wisdom
More advice from the sages that inhabit the metropolitan area bridges

fdr drive

… you rawr, we all rawr

no, *you* suck.
I’ll bet it says that to everyone on the bridge


chinatown street

graffitti for the benefit of subway riders

none of it in chinese

the view from chinatown

roof graffitti

on the wall

the air isn't white, therefore not beijing
Can you tell it’s not Beijing?

to the bridge!
Almost there now!

green, yellow, red

mr. sparkle!
Homer Simpson says buy something!

on the ground in chinatown
Peking duck? (Peking Pork?)

the end
The end of any adventure. The gift shop.

Saturday September 06th 2008, 8:22 am
Filed under: General

(August 30) Viza will be pleased to know that having walked the Brooklyn and Williamsburg bridges, that I finally went to the Brooklyn end of the Manhattan Bridge, and ventured across. I had planned on exploring further into Manhattan, but I was pretty tired by the time I stepped off the bridge in Chinatown. I need to return to Chinatown with my camera again.

manhattan bridge
When last I saw the Manhattan Bridge, it was from the grounds of Brooklyn Bridge Park.

ad two point oh
I walked past this on my way to the F station.
At what point do we stop pretending blogs aren’t mainstream even if the vast majority of people don’t have one?

The plaza at the foot of the steps.

entrance to the bridge
This is much nicer than the entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge.
Unfortunately, this would prove to be the only win for the Manhattan Bridge,
It suffers from the visual pollution of chain link fence,
meaning the view seen through my camera far exceeds what reality provides.

Unlike the Brooklyn and Williamsburg bridges, the bike lanes in both directions are together, as are the walkways.

One of the defining characteristics of this neighborhood is the unusually large number of skybridges, which link the many Watchtower Buildings.

tennis, anyone?
You get an interesting view from up here, like of rooftop tennis courts

In a city of eight million people, someone’s always thinking something very similar to what you’re thinking

trees on the roofs
I’m a kid from the suburbs, and the woods this is not.
But if I were going to waste a lot of money living in the city,
I wouldn’t mind having one of these rooftop gardens

traffic dept.
On this bridge you’ll see no traffic at all.
Unfortunately the same cannot be said about seeing subways trains.

locked gate
I’ll bet the views from these are great

The pigeon, who laughs at the locked gates, mocked me

I wouldn’t mind having rooftop access, period, like these people


the seafaring version of the checker cab
We can only hope the Water Taxi is more safely operated than the street taxis are

I’m getting the impression it’s non-stop weddings at this spot of the park

brooklyn bridge park
Brooklyn Bridge Park

The idea of East River water touching my body creeps me out

1901 - 1910

Part two coming soon.