Posts Tagged ‘New York’

A story ran in the New York Times the other day about a cop who encountered a barefoot homeless man in Times Square. “It was freezing out and you could see the blisters on the man’s feet,” [Officer Lawrence DePrimo] said in an interview. “I had two pairs of socks and I was still cold.” […]


I woke up today thinking about Chautauqua. Since 1874, people have come to this beautiful spot in upstate New York to study, paint, make music, dance, meditate, read—and relax. The 12-week-long personal-growth extravaganza features a different theme each week, and every day brings at least one distinguished speaker. (Jane Goodall, Fareed Zakaria, Al Gore, Ken […]


Most large cities have seen at least one flash mob phenomenon. But in Paris they do it with style, apparently. Photo: Gonzalo Fuentes, via Reuters Today the New York Times ran a story about two impromptu mass picnics that took place in the Louvre museum’s courtyard and in front of Notre Dame. Called Le Dîner […]


My friend Tom (aka.,”The Blogfodder”) sent me a link to Everything Must Go the other day. I gave it a quick peek on Thursday, but it wasn’t until I took a closer look today that I was struck by the sheer genius of Chappell Ellison’s idea. In a nutshell: She has decided to de-clutter her […]


The Guardian published a wonderful article today about Vivian Maier. I don’t know which is more extraordinary—her story, or her images. According to the man who accidentally bought her negatives, Vivian Maier was a French émigrée who worked as a nanny in New York and Chicago in the 1950s and 60s. In her spare time, […]


Every day I scour the Web for photographic inspiration. Tonight I hit the motherlode when I happened upon a year-long series of photo essays by New York Times staffer Todd Heisler. Titled “One in Eight Million,” Heisler’s series explores the lives of 54 New Yorkers who let him follow them for a week. So far, […]