Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Wasted Space

Just like fire escapes, a roof is a terrible thing to waste, especially one this big.

This is atop PS 199. Just think of the wasted possibilities, whether it be gardens, terraces, rain catchment, solar panels, etc...At least re-coat it to make it light colored, save some money on AC in the warmer months.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Dismount Shishmount

I admit. I'm guilty of it. Not dismounting on certain pedestrian paths. To be fair, I very, very rarely ride on the sidewalk (when I do, I half dismount and coast on one leg and absolutely keep my distance). But for these short connections between bike paths and roads, it's easier to just quickly pedal by. Unless of course, you encounter one of these people...

Locked up?

If you are going to lock up your bike, do it right. A wheel is a terrible thing to lose.

I mean you gotta account for locking both wheels, whether you use a second cable lock, pinheads...handcuffs?...

Birthday Pumpkin

Now you've seen one.

This was finally removed from Exchange Bar and Grill one week later. Happy Birthday, Keller.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Phils NLDS 2010

This is what Phillies fans look like in the West Village. Just the guy on the right, although it is strange all three people are simultaneously talking on their cell phones with their right hands.

If you want to watch a game around there you go to Wogie's. It's a fun place, as Alex here can attest. Phillies won the second game tonight against the Reds.

But look carefully at the picture. One of these things is not like the others...

Thursday, October 7, 2010


I've lived in New York for almost four and a half years and since then had never seen a Broadway show. Now that my significant other happens to be theatrically knowledged, that wont be the case any longer. The first show we went to was Fela. Sitting in the $27 student section (that's right I still have my ID, why not?), we had a pretty up close and personal experience. I almost got kicked in the head like 7 times.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


After all I've observed between Hasidim and Cyclists, I was VERY surprised yet extremely excited to observe what seemed to be the bridging of en enormous gap. From what I've heard, after the mitzvah, Hasidic Jews are not to ride bikes. This obviously isn't the case here. You go girl!

Oh yeah but you need a helmet, don't forget.

The Perfect Marriage

My obsession with fire escapes really began the first time I had access to one. The best ones are obviously those that are accessible and usable for more than just egress. The architecture studio building in undergrad at Lehigh had several big ones, all large enough to house several gatherers be they smokers, chatters or what. The next victory was my second (and current at this time) apartment in NYC, as documented frequently in the past.

Today, however, I saw for one of the first times, a blatant marriage between fire escape egress and fire escape usable space:

This should be a precedent for ALL fire escapes in the city. A fire escape is a terrible thing to waste.

Monday, October 4, 2010


You may think I hate cars, but I don't. They are tools that can be used appropriately and inappropriately. When they are used appropriately, they contribute to society in a positive way (and conversely, the opposites as well). This one does right. I may not be a fan aesthetically, but functionally this is the epitome of spacial efficiency. Well done.