Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Exploring the New York City Subway System UPDATE: The Montague Tunnel

A few weeks ago I got my first opportunity to explore a New York City Subway tunnel. And when I say tunnel I don't mean a subway tunnel that runs under some street, although those are amazing too. No, I'm talking about the Montague tunnel (or tubes) which run from Manhattan to Brooklyn, under the East River. This tunnel has been closed for the past thirteen months for repairs from Hurricane Sandy. As construction draws to a close, Patrick Cashin, the MTA's photographer wanted to document the repairs before the tunnel reopened. Tagging along with Pat, I was able to shed light on one small part of the NY Transit system, a system which so many people take for granted, yet know so little about; the environment the commuters travel through as they go from one place to another. The many support systems that keep the subways running smoothly, and the safety systems which aid in passenger safety, all are there but largely unknown.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

People's Climate March NYC

 Sunday, September 21st 2014, Broadway and Columbus Circle, 11:30am, was the starting location of the People's Climate March, the largest march against climate change to date! Over 300,000 people turned out to show their support for this issue. In a peaceful march that wound through New York City, passing through some of the busiest sections of the city, Columbus Circle, Times Square, Rockefeller Center, Port Authority, and the Javits Center, people demonstrated against fracking, the burning of fossil fuels, the need for clean air and water, and much more.

Friday, August 15, 2014

Exploring the New York City Subway System – Introduction

Over the next eight months, I am embarking on a journey every senior at the high school I attend goes on. This journey is our Senior Project, a final project we conduct independently before we graduate high school . For my Senior Project I chose to create a multimedia story about the New York City
Subway System. I want to tell a story through the three methods of storytelling in which I am focused; photography, filmmaking, and writing. Also, I want to explore something I have always been fascinated with but never explored in much depth.

Bleecker Street subway platform

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Bat Mitzvah on the Hudson

Monday, June 16th, I found myself boarding a boat in Brooklyn heading out for a Bat Mitzvah reception party.   Slowly people clambered on and after a few minutes we set off.   Soon after we left the dock, we were hit by waves, not massive waves, but big enough that people looked like they were under the influence when they tried walking.  It stayed this way until we passed under the Verrazano Bridge where we were sheltered from the ocean by Brooklyn.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Valentines Day in Times Square

The morning of February 14th, Valentines Day, I found myself back in Times Square to help document the festive events of the day to come.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

What to Say (Original Post Date Jan. 1. 14)

Wow has it been a while since I first wanted to start this blog, a few years in fact.  Now that it's here what do I say?

New Year's Eve in Times Square (Original Post Date Jan. 19. 14)

Times Square, The Big Apple, New Year's Eve. Yes, about the craziest spot you could be on New Year's Eve.