This is it for now, I suppose. The end.
It’s strange to think that you accumulate all this experience, and maybe a...– Steve Jobs on death and the afterlife. This is the last paragraph of Issacson’s biography. (via minusmanhattan) For some reason the idea of the off switch and a fast goodbye is far more comforting.
I'll Take Fuck You for $1800, Alex
What are my birth certificate, social security card, debit card, a canceled check, two W-2s, insurance card, medical records and a college diploma? Not enough proof for NY state to issue me an I.D.!
every facility is inadequate— the hospitals and schools and playgrounds are...– e.b. white, here is new york (via notaqueensphotoblog)
Favorite Sign from the NYC Marathon
“Hurry Up Or I’ll Go Home with Someone Faster”
What is going on in Oakland?
youngmanhattanite: newsweek: joshsternberg: From Gawker: On the micro, interpersonal level, the highpoint of last night’s drama took place around 7:45 PM, when two protesters standing in the street were hit by a man driving a Mercedes. According to the Mercury News, the driver had been “irritated” by the protesters and just stepped on the gas. Nice display of heartless one percenter...
I am working from the library and after two hours here I realize the man to my right is not working. He is pretending to work. He is fake typing and scribbling nonsense instead of notes and acting as though he is frustrated at what is on his screen and constantly referring to a book, but never flipping the pages, and the charade is very elaborate and well-rehearsed, it seems. This is bizarre,...
Things I Will Miss About New York City: #1
I was the first person to walk into the reading room at the 42nd St. library at 10 a.m. Being the sole human in a room as grand as this is something else. I was pretty taken aback by the stillness and magnitude of the place.
See You Soon, San Francisco
I’m going home. I’ve been in New York for exactly one year. For me, one year is plenty. I’m going back to San Francisco. I’m moving to California on December 1. New York is a lot. For this gal, it’s too much. Did you know that I hate crowds? Oh, yes, I really dislike crowds. As I write this I struggle to think over the stabbing sounds of horns outside my...
There is a group of three young men who sometimes perform on the street in Times Square. Except they don’t. I have seen this dance troupe three times. They wear matching outfits, matching do rags and have this elaborate sound system set up. But I have never seen them dance. They just warm up. I’m not kidding. Three instances and each time they were bobbing their heads,...