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Elliott Erwitt's strange and sublime city photos (via Ephemeral New York)

Paris-born photographer and filmmaker Elliott Erwitt has captured scenes all over the world. But his New York photos, dating from the 1940s to the 2000s, come off as especially poetic, showcasing the pathos and isolation inherent in modern city life. … Continue reading

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Flowers Wilted and Dried Out in the Heat

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Looking North and East from the Platform

7 Train in Woodside, Queens.

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Preservation as Straw Man (via Frozen Music)

I read that Goldhagen piece and my reaction was similar to this except with some sputtering and swearing alongside. Urban planning, as understood in Europe, does not exist in the United States. With only one-dimensional land use laws called zoning … Continue reading

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Painted Signage at the Station

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Non-magical thinking

I have been thinking a great deal lately about what cause and effect truly mean. The world seems to sneak up on people but I never want to be caught unaware. I try my best to keep reality foremost in … Continue reading

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Road Closures: A Driving Force for Park Visitation (via City Parks Blog)

I think this speaks to the fact that although people enjoy the convenience of their own cars, they do not particularly enjoy being around other people’s cars. We've written before about city parks that close roadways for use by pedestrians, … Continue reading

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