New York Systems

I'm David. I live in Astoria. During the day I work at a startup. Other times I visit bookstores.
This blog is my curio collection, sort of. I'll have a place of my own for essays... someday.

Posts tagged #new york city

Oontz oontz oontz

TO THE DEFENDERS OF THE UNION 1861-1865

The tunnel between 8th and 9th Ave at the Times Square Station has this lovely poem in it.

New York City, March 1-2.

"But what does the Green Goblin want from Archie’s?"

At the Papers We Love meetup!

Itty bitty snowman

The life cycle of a Toynbee Tile. This one was situated at the northwest corner of 56th and Lexington in midtown Manhattan, on the crosswalk, just outside of the standard flow of traffic. This style of tile is common in Midtown, with half-worn-away traces visible at several intersections: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

TOYNBEE IDEA
MOVIE `2001
RESURRECT DEAD
PLANET JUPiTER

LAY TILE
–ALONE–
→FEDS←
- - - - -
IT WAS
WORLD
COMMUN-
-ISM AND
HELLION
JEWS
WHO
DEST-
-ROYED
IT.

Pictures taken between late October 2013 and February 2014. Artist unknown.

Down Front Street I found the hard packed snow in the bus-tire tracks seemed to be a little easier, but I was weaving this way and that and wiped out a couple of times. The construction workers at the Two Trees site along Front gathered together to watch me making an ass out of myself. There was some more pointing and laughing. Suggestion: De Blasio administration could buy tiny little snow-trucks and plows and plow the bike lanes first. Bike appreciation should be made a collective bargaining issue in construction contracts.

We got some ice last night.