I love that we’ll be talking about this in my Cities, Spaces, and Power seminar this week.
This weekend, I went on a retreat organized by Swarthmore’s Office of Religious Advisors and Swarthmore Progressive Christians. Eight of us drove up to Holy Cross Monastery, an Anglican Benedictine monastery in Upstate New York… [more]
New York’s Episcopal Cathedral had its rededication service yesterday [Articles from the New York Times and Episcopal Life Online]. The Cathedral of St. John the Divine is a quick walk from Columbia’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and has quite the fascinating architectural history. I visited it a few weeks ago, and despite the large partitions in place for the construction work, it was an impressive space.… Read the rest
I made it up to New York for lunch on Saturday. Exploring Central Park was fun, though quite wet in the rain. I went to lunch at La Palapa, a good Mexican place in the Village. I’m pretty sure I’m addicted to their vegetarian chalupa appetizer.
Megabus from 30th Street to Penn Station was punctual as usual and I made good use of the Wi-Fi. My SEPTA train from Swarthmore, on the other hand, was late and arrived at 30th Street when my bus was supposed to be leaving. I sprinted down the steps and out the front door, barely making the bus.… Read the rest
I went to New York over the weekend. I traveled between Boston’s South Station and New York’s Chinatown on Lucky Star, my bus line of choice. The trip down was easy, and I met my friend Joe for dinner in Little Italy. We then met some friends of mine from Swarthmore for a movie in SoHo before going out to Roosevelt Island for the night. Saturday morning, Joe and I explored Roosevelt Island before wandering out to Flushing Meadows/Corona Park. I spent the rest of my time in Central Park before heading back up to Boston. It was a very enjoyable trip. Travel went well (some of my easiest bus trips yet – not having the extra leg to Philly makes all the difference) and I got to take the A, E, F, and 7 trains. Some pictures of the trip are here.… Read the rest
Gothamist reports that a Fung Wah bus was involved in a fatal crash this morning. A garbage truck leaving the Manhattan Bridge hit the bus near its loading zone. The bus then crashed into a bank, killing a pedestrian. Cars and trucks definitely speed off the Manhattan Bridge (though it’s hard to tell in the picture below because of the construction).
Here’s a picture from the same spot, looking the other way. The buses load at the curb in the picture below. I can see how a large truck rounding the corner into a departing bus could cause some major problems. The bank that was hit is just around the corner on the right.