They say it takes ten years of living in New York before you can properly call yourself a New Yorker. I think that’s about how long it takes to form a memory map of the city. All around you are your old apartments, your friends’ old apartments, your old offices, your old haunts. Some of them have even been shuttered and replaced several times over, or torn down to make way for something new. Ten years is not a long time in the scheme of things, but it’s a generation in New York time. Lately I’ve been feeling I should record what’s here, while it’s here.
This site is simply a collection of photographs and wanderings around the streets of New York City (and beyond) over the last eight years. I started out blogging about restaurants and cheap eats. Since then my interests have broadened to include photography, street art, strange beers, urban ruins and architecture. Basically if it’s interesting, I’ll post it.
As for me, I’ve been working in digital media since the early dot-com days, currently as a content strategist and data analyst. When I’m not busy with class or a photography project, I’m generally walking about, reading or making progress on my life’s work: searching for the perfect slice of pizza.