I remember when people told me they rarely left their own neighborhood in NYC - they’d never go all the way uptown or over to Brooklyn. But… I’d stammer …the train takes you everywhere. I found myself on the Upper East Side today and disjointed that it should take me so far out of my day. #newyorkstories

I remember when people told me they rarely left their own neighborhood in NYC - they’d never go all the way uptown or over to Brooklyn. But… I’d stammer …the train takes you everywhere. I found myself on the Upper East Side today and disjointed that it should take me so far out of my day. #newyorkstories

When I first moved to New York City, circa spring 2000, the hustle and vibrancy of the people I saw all around me, made me think that anything was possible. Everyone was here and they all seemed to be doing whatever they wanted. It was the most freeing thought I’d had til that point. #newyorkstories

When I first moved to New York City, circa spring 2000, the hustle and vibrancy of the people I saw all around me, made me think that anything was possible. Everyone was here and they all seemed to be doing whatever they wanted. It was the most freeing thought I’d had til that point. #newyorkstories

anneyhall:

The City I Always Had a Hard Time Leaving, 1976.
Photo by Daido Moriyama

anneyhall:

The City I Always Had a Hard Time Leaving, 1976.

Photo by Daido Moriyama

People are awesome, 2013

These really are incredible feats. All of them. Some of them are just so improbable they give me chills. And yet… and yet most are death daring stunts accomplished by young men. They require skill, but also loads of adrenaline and testosterone and a certain detachment — a heedless charging forward.

I don’t know… the past few years… more and more of my awe goes to those who are able to show restraint and tenderness. But that’s not really video ready. 

What I’m loving right now… this. The music is great, but it’s the dancing that really hooks me. It’s so not smooth - smooth. Kind of herky jerky, close-out cool. Like the dancing you’d do in your bedroom in front of the mirror when no one was watching. Just making it up as you go along. 

Love it. Blood Orange - “Time will tell”

Our sign for Anthony today, running the NYC marathon.

Our sign for Anthony today, running the NYC marathon.

Pelle Cass’s “Selected People” series. Beautiful work, creative, playful, smart.

Longreads: A Longreads Guest Pick: Sari Botton on 'Not Weird About Brooklyn'

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Sari is a writer and editor living in Rosendale, N.Y. She writes the Conversations With Writers Braver Than Me column on The Rumpus. An anthology she edited for Seal Press, Goodbye to All That: Writers on Loving and Leaving New York, will be released Oct. 8.

"My favorite longread this…

Sometimes there is no darker place than our own thoughts: the moonless midnight of the mind.
Taken from ‘Fear Nothing' by Dean Koontz (via seelenklempner)