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"Do you remember the saddest moment of your life?" "Probably sitting at the kitchen table with my dad, an hour after my mother died, realizing we had to figure out what we were going to do for lunch."

"My dad found out about his surprise birthday party. He tricked me into telling him by coming up to me and saying: 'I know what you're up to.' I had to beg him to come. He's very private and doesn't like to be the center of attention. At the last minute, he even called me from the front yard and said: 'I changed my mind. I can't do it.'"

The best things to do on NYC rooftops

In the summer, New Yorkers can escape their cramped, poorly air-conditioned apartments in exchange for things to do on NYC rooftops. There’s nothing …


Secret Libraries of New York City

The main branch of the New York Public Library is undergoing a debate about a possible renovation. If it happens, there will be plenty of other …

In Search Of The Highest Natural Points in New York City

One of my long-term life goals is to climb to the highest point in each state (only 48 left to go – looking forward to Florida’s 345 ft Britton Hill, …

Smorgasburg 2014 Food Guide: The Best Bites To Try

Happy was the day when the Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg escaped their indoor refuge and finally trekked back outdoors. We think we speak for the …

Damaso Reyes: Native New York, An Ongoing Visual Journey

I belong to that seemingly rarest of species: the Native New Yorker. I was born and raised in the city, even going to college there. But since then I …

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Gantry Plaza by Eric E. Anderson on Exposure

<b>Footnotes:</b> Shot with my Lumix GX1 and processed with VSCO Film. Words sourced from WikiPedia & gantrypark.com