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Sophia Banda poses for a photo on W. 14th Street near 8th Ave. on Wednesday evening. She wears a fleece-lined hat, a scarf, a hooded jacket, leggings, a cashmere sweater, and two socks.
Jess Kellner, a street canvaser, poses for a portrait on Park Ave. along Union Square on Wednesday afternoon. Spending all day outdoors, he dresses extra warmly. In addition to a warm hat and fur-lined hood, he wears two layers of long johns under his pants.
Marlon Allen, like everybody else in the New York City area, just wants some gas.
If you work with somebody who commuted into Manhattan from Brooklyn this morning, go give them a hug.
Mayor Bloomberg has big plans for Staten Island—the New York Wheel! When finished by the end of 2015, it will be the world’s largest Ferris wheel (84 feet higher than the Singapore Flyer and 75 feet higher than Las Vegas’s planned ‘High Roller’ wheel). According to the mayor’s office, it will feature 36 capsules, each able to carry up to 40 passengers.
David Rakoff, a “writer, aesthete, genius, New York devotee (the City was “the great love of my life,” he wrote), exceptional reporter and observer, performer, director and incredibly kind person,” has died of cancer. Give his This American Life episodes a listen.
The above screenshot is from his book, Half Empty, as screengrabbed by The Awl.
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