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City Hall station

10/30/04


IRT City Hall station, Heins & LaFarge, 1904.

City Hall station has been closed to passengers since 1945 and is definitely the world's most beautiful abandoned subway station, if not its most beautiful subway station of any kind. I hadn't seen the station in about ten years, so it was great to get back there on the occasion of its centennial. More at Bluejake and Amy Langfield.

If you didn't make it to this rare public viewing, you can see the station any time by staying on a downtown 6 train after Brooklyn Bridge station. But it's not quite the same.

Thanks for bearing with me during this site's downtime. I think everything is back to normal now.

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Rigor mortis

10/26/04


Half-mile-long graf wall and abandoned train station, The Bronx

 

Two new projects from Julia Solis: American Ruins, and Riddle of the Buried Stream (a New York scavenger hunt).

City seeks federal injunction against Critical Mass bike ride.

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Climb

10/21/04


Fort Greene, Brooklyn

 


Sixth Avenue, Manhattan

 


Smith Street, Brooklyn

 


Park Slope Armory, Brooklyn

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Street

10/19/04


Navy Yard, Brooklyn

 

De la Vega 4 President
East Harlem

 


The Bronx

 


Lower East Side

 

The Times thinks I use a cell phone camera.

French photolog: JR files (via Mike Golby).

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Cambridge

10/16/04


Cambridge, MA

 


Boston

 

The Times looks at the wall around the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

I'll be speaking briefly on Wednesday evening in a virtual town meeting at the Apple Store in Soho, by Paul Shambroom's kind invitation.

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Vote or Die

10/12/04


Under the BQE at Navy Street. Are you registered?

 


Simsbury, CT

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2190

10/09/04


Queens

 


The Bronx

 


Bridgeport

 


Providence

 


Boston

 

NYT: City sued over RNC arrests; DA drops charges against 227 protesters

Don't miss Tim Davis' "My Life in Politics," an exhibition of photographs revealing odd juxtapositions in politics, at the Bohen Foundation, 415 West 13th, through November 5th. (Tuesday-Friday, noon-6pm.)

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Not just a statistic

10/06/04


Morristown, NJ

 


Somewhere in New Jersey

 


Williamsburg, Brooklyn

 


Williamsburg Bridge

 


Greenpoint, Brooklyn

 

This weekend is the second annual Open House New York. Lots of places that are normally closed will welcome visitors -- but, alas, not the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

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SF miscellany 2

10/05/04


San Francisco

 

New York Times: Police illegally fingerprinted me, others.

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South of Market 2

10/03/04


South of Market, San Francisco

 

The Times talks to the Wooster folks and deconstructs the Candy Factory.

More NYPD harassment of photographers.

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South of Market 1

10/01/04


South of Market, San Francisco

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