Times Square

From high above Times Square, New York does indeed seem to be the "city that never sleeps." A pulsing light show of humanity whatever hour of the day or night,…

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Tunnel to Bethesda Fountain

The area around Bethesda Fountain is one of my favorite haunts in New York's fabulous Central Park. During the day it is always crowded with happy folks, musicians, jugglers, and…

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Oculus

The dictionary says that oculus is a fancy term for a round, eyelike opening. The term has been borrowed for a system of virtual reality headsets, and I have photographed a rock…

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Avenue 6 1/2

Harry Potter has his platform 9 3/4 in King's Cross Station and New York City has its Avenue 6 1/2. As you might expect, Avenue 6 1/2 lies between 6th…

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Lush and Faux

In New York's Central Park the lush---but artificial---landscapes make the cityscape look almost pastoral in its beauty. Central Park is the landscape architecture masterpiece of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert…

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