What does NYC do on 911’s anniversary?

It’s been 17 years since 9/11. I walked around ground zero and lower Manhattan all day. It was foggy. The weather, like the people, sulked. You may wonder: What do people do on 9/11 in New York City? Well, here’s a quick glance.

The One World Trade Center surrounded by a thick layer of fog.


John, a retired firefighter, poses for a portrait.


People hanging out at Washington Square Park.


A group of construction workers on break.


The J-Train at 5:30p.m.


A woman selling hats at Zuccotti Park.


NYPD officers on Trinity Place.


A man playing the bagpipe.


Firefighters mingling and drinking beer outside of O’Hara’s Ground Zero Pub.


“This face will break your camera, kid!”


The Tribute in Light art instillation at 11 o’clock.


Harold Hunter 12 years later–navigating skate culture and sobriety

HAROLD HUNTER was an influential NYC skater. He played a role in the cult movie classic Kids, which depicted life on the Lower East Side in the 90s. In 2006, he died from a cocaine induced heart attack in his LES apartment. Continue reading “Harold Hunter 12 years later–navigating skate culture and sobriety”

Acts of kindness

AS A DISABLED MAN in NYC, the smallest acts of kindness go a long way to make my life easier. Whether it’s someone giving up their seat for me on a crowded subway, or simply picking up my cane if I drop it on the icy ground, it’s the small things that count the most; it’s those moments of kindness that can make my day.

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