Thursday, August 28, 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
When I was a kid I thought your 20s were supposed to be fun, not filled with perpetual anxiety about financial stability and constantly feeling like an unaccomplished piece of shit.
That’s because it was fun for baby boomers and they basically gave us this impression it would always be like that, but then they ruined the economy.
Monday, August 25, 2014
It really blows my mind that so many New Yorkers are unaware that, right in the East River, off the Bronx, there sits 20 acres of abandoned island with a storied history. North Brother Island was many things over the years - it opened as an extension of Riverside Hospital in 1885, treating smallpox patients overflowing from the Renwick building on Blackwell’s Island. During this period, it was home to “Typhoid” Mary Mallon, and was the site of the wreck of the General Slocum. Closing in the late 30s, it reopened again in the 40s to provide housing for GIs who had come back from the war, and finally, from 1953-1963, was a draconian drug rehab facility for court ordered juvenile offenders. Abandoned now for over half a century, the island has faded into memory for most of New York City. Pictured here is a room on the top floor of the Nurses’ Building in winter; while clearly the building isn’t in great shape - and vines are climbing in through the window - it’s held up rather well over time.
Print available here.
me trying to exercise
This is how I feel today
Jesus was a homeless Palestinian anarchist who held protests at oppressive temples, advocated for universal health care and redistribution of wealth, before being arrested for terrorism, tortured, and executed for crimes against the state, now go ahead and explain to me why he’d vote conservative. I’ll wait.