Category Archives: New York

Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Memorials to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg sprang up all over New York City, including at her alma mater Columbia University.    

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Bronx Zoo Reopening

In spite of the heat wave, New Yorkers were thrilled to return to the Bronx Zoo after it had been closed since March due to the pandemic. They say the animals noticed the absence of people, and the zoo staff … Continue reading

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Trump Tower, July 12, 2020

  The City of New York painted a mural running the length of the block on Fifth Avenue between 56th and 57th Streets, in front of Trump Tower and facing it, reading Black Lives Matter. The mural has become the … Continue reading

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Corporate Messages

Some of the corporations and businesses that would like you to know how they support popular movements. Will they take any concrete action?            

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Protesters in Harlem

   

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Flags on Fifth Avenue, July 4, 2020

In the absence of a public memorial for the 18, 611 New Yorkers* who have died of Covid-19, these flags fly at half staff on Fifth Avenue. Photo taken on Independence Day, July 4, 2020. *Source: www1.nyc.gov, updated July 7, … Continue reading

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July 4, 2020: Patriotism, Pandemic, Protests

On the holiday celebrating the Declaration of Independence of the United States, New York City remained largely in lockdown against the coronavirus pandemic. Public celebrations were cancelled and the famous Macy’s fireworks display was held in undisclosed locations. Protests against … Continue reading

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Five Months in New York City: February-June 2020

Five months have passed with excruciating speed and pain in New York City. This post is a look back on the momentous period between February and June 2020 and an attempt to give visual expression to the relentless chronology of … Continue reading

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Fire on West 101st Street

A two-alarm fire broke out on the top of a building on West 101st Street today due to a kitchen fire. Gray smoke billowed through the air and spread for blocks around. FDNY controlled the fire quickly and evacuated all … Continue reading

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Riverside Drive, April 2, 2020

 

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