The Subway Card

New York City’s subway is an expansive network of interconnected trains. You can go a long way for a relatively low fare. And fairly quickly, too.

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Using the rechargeable cards saves time and hassle. They’re bought from one of the machines where you can use a credit card (get the frequent flier miles). Then you swipe the card as you go through the turnstile. The display shows how much cash you have remaining on the card, so no surprises when to recharge.

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Published in: on December 11, 2016 at 1:27 am  Leave a Comment  
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Photo Archive of 9/11 Attack (May 2014)

With the opening of the 9/11 Museum at the former World Trade Center site in New York City, I was compelled to dig into the photo archives. I departed New York Harbor aboard a ship on Sunday, 9 September 2011 and took a number of photos of the Manhattan Skyline, including the World Trade Center itself, not to mention several tugboats working the Hudson River. Of course, two days later, disaster struck. And one week later, I drove to the site for a first-hand look, toting my Hasselblad, Nikon, and plenty of gear. It was a long walk down to the site and worth every drop of sweat. One of the photos I took was of a newsstand that had been closed since 11 September. Inside, it was like a time capsule of the news of the day. Here’s a look at the sheet of film of those images:

Archive page of photos from 11 September disaster.

Archive page of photos from 11 September disaster.

The one labeled “#6” is the one I mentioned avow. Here’s a closer look:

Look into a closed newsstand from 11 September attack.

Look into a closed newsstand from 11 September attack.

There you see the Daily News with it’s screaming headline. ¬†You can also see the reflection of my leg and foot in the glass. It was quite a site to see that day, one I will never forget. I’m grateful to have my own images, ones that I will keep forever.

Published in: on May 17, 2014 at 12:14 pm  Leave a Comment  
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