time off in new york city

almost three months to fill

MOMA PS1

MOMA PS1 (MOMA’s contemporary art museum in Queens) is engagingly disconcerting. The building is an old school and it still looks and feels like one. There are no usable maps … Continue reading

August 2, 2012 · Leave a comment

Hunters Point

With the 2012 Olympics starting in London I was intrigued to see for myself what had happenened at Hunters Point in Long Island City, Queens. If New York’s bid for … Continue reading

August 1, 2012 · Leave a comment

Lower Manhattan tour

Over the last few days I’ve been walking around lower Manhattan with the AIA guide. Here are some photos of places I found through the book:

July 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

POPS – privately owned public spaces

Around Midtown and Downtown I’ve walked through and stopped in quite a few Privately Owned Public Spaces (or POPS). They are marked with a tree logo and came about through … Continue reading

July 20, 2012 · Leave a comment

Maine

Last week we holidayed in Maine. They are having the perfect summer there and it was very beautiful – the lobster was good too. You can see photos here: http://flic.kr/s/aHsjAK6RsL

July 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

4th July

We weren’t sure what to do on 4th July. The possibilities seemed to be to turn up around 12th Street at three in the afternoon to get a good viewing … Continue reading

July 15, 2012 · Leave a comment

Trump Place

Today I walked across Central Park to the Upper West Side and ended up at Trump Place. Trump Place is a massive development of apartment blocks overlooking the Hudson River … Continue reading

July 2, 2012 · Leave a comment