Friday, October 30, 2009

The Way we Live Now

An inflatable union rat on 7th Avenue in Chelsea; a Michael Jackson impersonator warms up in Union Square; anti-incumbent sentiment on 4th Street in the East Village.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Scenes from Eliot Bridge

A spectator winds her way through the treacherous underpass of the Eliot Bridge during a windy, wet and cold Head of the Charles Sunday in Boston.

A sinking Tufts Medical School umbrella, recently launched from the mittened hands of Anne Schoknecht in an unexpected gust from atop the Eliot Bridge, thankfully fell to the water in between waves of lightweight single scullers.

Deutscher Ruder Verband, the German National Team, power through the final mile of the course. The Germans placed sixth, six seconds back from Brown and 22 seconds behind Championship Eight winners Tideway Scullers.

Brown Men's Crew Head Coach Paul Cooke leads his rowers across Eliot Bridge from the VFW building doubling as Brown's hospitality tent, above, to launch their boats for the Championship Eights. An hour later, Bruno rowers were sprinting back across Eliot to the VFW in a driving snow. Brown boats finished fifth, thirteenth, fourteenth and thirtieth in the event.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Open House NY

Light shines through an inlay in an second floor window of the Morris-Jumel mansion, the oldest house in Manhattan on Sunday afternoon in Washington Heights.

Among other notable facts about the home, it was used as General George Washington's temporary headquarters after his army lost the Battle of Long Island in 1776. John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr and John Quincy Adams all attended dinners at the home at some point.