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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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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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Spring Comes to Riverside Drive

Spring comes to New York, even when New Yorkers are indoors and afraid. We will be free again some day.  

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Restaurant on East Houston Street, around 1990

 

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Mural on the Lower East Side, 1992

Location unknown, but facing north toward the Chrysler Building and possibly Cooper Union. Artist unknown.

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