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NY in the 2015’s

Change is the genius of the city, what has always made New York what it is. But the whiplash rezoning of more than 40 percent of the five boroughs during Bloomberg’s tenure has produced a generational-based moral crisis. Longtime residents no longer feel the joy of the ever-altering landscape, the rapid clip of cosmopolitan turnover that creates continuity.

From What Everyone Gets Wrong About ’70s New York.

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365 Photos – 39/52

I woke up early this morning to walk the dog and pack. My only fear or phobia is natural disaster, like flooding or tsunamis. These are, I’d argue, pretty useful instinctual fears, but any mention of a hurricane and references to Hurricane Sandy set off all my alarms. So I packed up a bunch of stuff so I can head out later today and hopefully feel a little more secure.

I need to reevaluate always wanting to live on the coast, I think.  Continue reading 365 Photos – 39/52

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365 Photos – 38/52

I know I’m obsessed with sunflowers, but I’m a little bit in love with this old man sunflower I found in Belmar, NJ on Saturday. I was walking to my car when I passed it and needed to stop to grab a picture. There’s something so frail and delicate about a dying sunflower.

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365 Photos – 34/52

I took so many pictures this week, and I know I’ll be taking even more next week because I leave for Brazil tomorrow. In one week, it’ll be my birthday, which I keep forgetting and I’m also oddly excited about. I usually go to a pizza place on my birthday, but this year I had originally made plans to go to Paris, since I’d celebrated my 18th there. (I’m turning 28, so exactly 10 years.)  Continue reading 365 Photos – 34/52