Engine co. 3

by sam on 06/23/2016

New York City fire houses, even the relatively nondescript ones, still have the best signage. One of my favorite podcasts is 99 percent invisible, which discusses the hidden design of everyday things. I don’t think they’ve addressed this specific item (yet!), but it really does make a difference when people put thought and care to even the municipal backdrop of our everyday lives.

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Slow

by sam on 06/22/2016

Subway traffic signal. We are not exactly using cutting edge technology in our 100+ year-old system for moving millions of people around on a daily basis. I marvel daily at our ability to function.

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Arturo’s coal oven

by sam on 06/22/2016

Classic window signage down on Houston street. From back when it was essential to advertise your air conditioning.

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kamikaze

by sam on 06/20/2016

I’m going to try to upload individual or small sets of photos on a more frequent basis. I’ve been carrying the new camera almost everywhere, and if I wait until I get around to editing large batches, I’ll never catch up. So while this isn’t approaching anything like a 365 project, there will (at least until I inevitably get bored) be more posts with fewer pictures.

Taken down on Houston Street. I cycle in the city, but generally avoid traffic nightmares like this because I have a well-developed sense of self-preservation.

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coney island 2016

by sam on 06/15/2016

As I mentioned a few posts ago, on Memorial Day weekend I took the new camera out for a spin to Coney Island. The trip was somewhat dampened by this bizarre fox/haze that rolled in halfway through my wandering down the boardwalk, which you can see halfway through the photos here – I lost any sort of visibility, and it was just…weird. I actually thought there was a fire, but couldn’t find any information online either then or later, except for some other folks on twitter also commenting on the weirdness of the whole thing. Apparently there was supposed to be a blue angels air show that afternoon, but no one could see anything because of the haze. Oh well.

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