Posts Tagged ‘New York’


Tuesday, September 27th, 2005

Floating Island” is basically a minature recreation (with live trees and grass) of Central Park, but on a garbage scow, currently being tugged around New York’s harbor.

As the captian of the tugboat was dragging around the minipark, he noticed a speedboat carrying a miniature version of a bright orange minigate!

According to the New York Times article (previous link), the anonymous art “pirates” hauling the minigate thought that they thought the ‘Gates’ project “was stupid” and that they wanted to make a joke about it and this new Central Park based public art piece.


New York: before and after

Friday, December 3rd, 2004

There’s a neat project (by a guy named Douglas Levere) called New York Changing. Basically, he re-photographed areas of New York based on an old bunch of photos. His shots used very similar angles, lighting, equipment, and techniques so that the effects of time on the city could be clearly seen.

His work is great; it’s really worth taking a few moments to view all of the time-distant sets of images.

Stuck in New York

Sunday, January 25th, 2004

A large ice storm moved in to the Raleigh area, so the airport is closed until further notice. This leaves a few of us who planned on leaving tonight (Sunday) stranded in New York city. The weather is supposed to continue for the next couple days and move up here to New York. When it is done in North Carolina, the snow is supposed to fall here. We may not be home until Thursday.

Of course, things may work out somehow where we could be flying home tomorrow. We shall see.

In New York

Tuesday, January 20th, 2004

I’m in New York. The plane flight was nice — virtually the whole jet was comprised of Red Hatters. We had an amazing view of the snow-covered Big Apple on the descent. I would have liked to have taken a few pictures of it, but it was around the time we were supposed to have all our stuff stowed away either overhead or under our seats. The hotel is nice; it has a ‘Net connection. *smile*

LinuxWorld Expo 2004

Tuesday, January 20th, 2004

The LinuxWorld Expo in New York is about to start soon (Wednesday)… It should be interesting this year.

Photos: building trees

Tuesday, December 9th, 2003

New photos, from my excursion in New York City with Tuomas , Jakub, and Chris.This is the first set of a few from that day.

Photo of trees.

View the whole set.

New York revisit: GNOME Summit

Thursday, November 20th, 2003

I’m going to the New York GNOME Developer’s Summit this weekend. I’m driving and don’t have a place to stay (yet), but that’ll work out, even if I have to get a hotel room.

I’ll have to take a few pictures of the area while up there, too. (: