Happenings26 Jan 2015 10:46 am

Only time will tell if this storm turns into the “potentially historic” event that the National Weather Service mentioned in the blizzard warning posted yesterday.

Work25 Apr 2012 07:48 am

The landlord at 137 Grand has applied for a new Certificate of Occupancy with NYC Dept of Buildings to convert floors 1 through 6 to commercial, leaving only the 7th zoned as work-live.

15 Apr 2012 02:51 pm

Parking is impossible in Battery Park City. And people wonder why we don’t have a car….


Happenings09 Apr 2012 02:32 pm

Warm weather brings an early start to urban gardening this year.


31 Mar 2012 08:04 am

For a winter with no snow, kinda funny to wake up on the last day of March to 2 inches of fresh snow (that of course quickly melted as snow changed to rain).


28 Aug 2011 01:47 pm

Since nearly every news channel had at least one reporter stationed at the intersection of South End Ave and West Thames, it was fairly easy for us to keep tabs on the state of things at our building.

Needless to say, we packed up and left the high ground of our posh emergency accomodations at One Fifth Ave to return to Battery Park City. After dodging a few police barricades and patrol vehicles, we arrived safely at home.


27 Aug 2011 02:57 pm

We’ve evacuated. Here’s the view that we left behind (updated each minute until power goes out).


AKT12 Oct 2006 08:10 am

Bob Volin has posted some of his photos from the recent outing to Cape Cod. The video of the seals playing in the 6-7 knot current at Monomoy is nice.

AKT and Kayak Log10 Oct 2006 08:54 am

More comments on the trip to come later, but here are a few photos from the weekend.

Happenings06 Oct 2006 08:23 am

A view of my campsite for the Columbus Day weekend at Nickerson State Park. I don’t usually use a ridgeline rig for my tarps, but I decided to give it another try. I was very pleased with how this worked out – flexible, easy to batten down or open up (as pictured), and completely stable in strong gusts. The photo is to remind me for next time.


AKT and Kayak and Kayak Log28 Sep 2006 06:13 pm

Sid Stone, Bob Volin and I headed out for a quick night paddle to give us a chance to sort out gear and lighting preferences and gain a little more experience with night navigation.


AKT and Happenings and Kayak05 Sep 2006 10:23 am

After being stopped by an NYPD squad car on my morning walk to the Staten Island Ferry and told to drop my paddle bag and step aside while the officer inspected it (yes, paddle bags do look a bit like rifle bags), I was then stopped inside the ferry terminal while the bomb dog went through my gear. To top it all off, as the group was returning to our take-out site on Staten Island north of the Verrazano Bridge, we were approached by three Coast Guard vessels, two NYPD boats and a helicopter – not to mention several rescue vehicles on the Belt Parkway. After repeated interrogations, they finally let us proceed under escort across the channel and past the bridge. The Coast Guard eventually explained that they had received a call of bodies in the water.

I’m not sure if the level of scrutiny I received that day left me feeling safe or violated. I guess that is the proverbial fine line of law enforcement.


Happenings04 Sep 2006 08:49 pm

Working in a law firm certainly has its perks – another set of tickets to the US Open. Serena Williams v Mauresmo and Hewitt v Gasquet.


Happenings03 Sep 2006 02:24 pm

After a rainout the day before, Doxia and I along with our friend Ross, finally made it to see the Staten Island Yankees (AA farm team for the Bronx Bombers).


Happenings30 Aug 2006 08:50 am

Doxia and I had the privilege of attending this week’s opening ceremonies at the US Open where the complex in Flushing Meadows was renamed USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. The featured match of the night session was Andre Agassi’s first round match against Andre Pavel. Pavel played well, but Agassi wore him down and 3 and a half hours later, closed it out in the 4th set.


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