May 28, 2011
Getting a liqour license downtown is one of the hardest things to do.  In 1877, it was a bit easier; all you had to do was bribe an official and serve hard boiled eggs at your bar.  This photo was taken in the back of Fanelli’s, the iconic Soho bar.  The license dates back to 1877 and it is the oldest liqour license I have ever seen in person.

Getting a liqour license downtown is one of the hardest things to do. In 1877, it was a bit easier; all you had to do was bribe an official and serve hard boiled eggs at your bar. This photo was taken in the back of Fanelli’s, the iconic Soho bar. The license dates back to 1877 and it is the oldest liqour license I have ever seen in person.

May 26, 2011
This is the house on Pirate Aly in New Orleans where William Faulkner lived.  It is located next door to an absinthe bar where the bartenders are pirates.  Seems to me to be a good reason why none of his books make any sense…

This is the house on Pirate Aly in New Orleans where William Faulkner lived. It is located next door to an absinthe bar where the bartenders are pirates. Seems to me to be a good reason why none of his books make any sense…

May 21, 2011
Section 2 of the HighLine is in bloom and almost ready to open.

Section 2 of the HighLine is in bloom and almost ready to open.

May 21, 2011
Jackson Square in New Orleans.  This was once the Place D’armes where slaves were executed in the early 19th Century.  Now named for Old Hickory, Andrew Jackson after his victory of the Battle of  New Orleans.

Jackson Square in New Orleans. This was once the Place D’armes where slaves were executed in the early 19th Century. Now named for Old Hickory, Andrew Jackson after his victory of the Battle of New Orleans.

May 14, 2011
Public art in a tire shop on the Bowery

Public art in a tire shop on the Bowery

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May 14, 2011

A skater takes on the rail on the Brooklyn Heights Promenade.

May 8, 2011
Here is what we were doing yesterday at the Festival of Ideas.  We gave out almost 300 guides out of that pushcart.  Thanks to the whole team and everyone at the New Museum who put together this fantastic festival.

Here is what we were doing yesterday at the Festival of Ideas.  We gave out almost 300 guides out of that pushcart.  Thanks to the whole team and everyone at the New Museum who put together this fantastic festival.

May 3, 2011
Spring at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Spring at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden

April 26, 2011

The new recently installed coffee roaster at the Orchard Street Roasting Plant in action.

This is a thing of beauty, power, and wonder. It also roasts great coffee.

April 26, 2011

Only in New York…

While I was at a benefit at the Ranshackle Penthouse, I noticed one of the residents of Westbeth Artists Community on Washington and Bethune Street doing some sort of solo interpretive dance for all of NYC. Pretty amazing…

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