Welcome to New York!
My River Up Close
Riverside Park Skate Park, where they insist on all the pads, insurance numbers, parent waivers, and have short hours.
Alder: Why are there those pipes locked to the parts of the skate park?
Skate Park Attendant: To keep people from skating.
[the park is open only 5 days a week 11am to 7 pm, it was around 5 pm when this picture was taken]
New York is truly a place of excess, they even plate their dinosaurs in gold.
Visiting FAO Schwartz as a kid was a thrill, ever since it was sold the soul has gone out of it….at least there was Lego.
I know the world loves Central Park, but I grew up with it as my stomping grounds. I still come across views I’ve forgotten. The moment, the boy, the light, I know that feeling.
You forget that most cities aren’t filled with slabs of granite.
People talk of New York as a city that moves so fast, the thing they never tell you is how much time you spend waiting in New York, and it isn’t just the trains.
After a week alone with his grandparents even waiting for a train with me could elitist a smile.