Sunset from Astoria Park

Sunset from Astoria Park

I tend to go back and forth on whether I prefer to run before or after work – before work means I can go out after work while after work means I get to sleep in. But when I do run after work, I always make sure it gets me to sunset while looking across the East River. Look at the photo and you’ll know what I mean.

This photo was taken on April 24, 2014.

Sunset from Astoria Park

Pittsburgh from Mount Washington

Pittsburgh from Mount Washington

Writing this while sitting at LGA for a flight to Pittsburgh, I thought now would be a good time to unearth a photo from my first trip ever there. Waaaaay back in September 2012, I went there to visit My Buddy Mike and to run a 10K. On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, we rode bikes out from his place in Squirrel Hill and over to one of the inclines. After taking the funicular up, we were treated to this gorgeous view of downtown Pittsburgh.

This photo was taken on September 29, 2012.

Pittsburgh from Mount Washington

Faded Subway Map(s)

Faded Subway Map(s)

If you know me, you’ll know that I’m a huge transit nerd. If you really know me, you’ll know I LOVE subway maps. The colors, the schema, the data – what’s not to love? Here, you can see the remnants of several maps which, when stitched together, are comically mismatched. I mean, there’s lines that don’t exist anymore (V, W) and the Williamsburg Bridge crossing is all Nassau Ave in one and Nassau/Sixth in the other. It’s kinda beautiful, really.

These photos were taken on March 25, 2012.

Purple Sunset

Purple Sunset

Leaving the office after another October Cardinals postseason run-induced long day, I encountered this disturbingly purple sky. Quite honestly, if I didn’t have photographic evidence of this, I’d have thought I imagined this all while in a sleep-deprived daze.

This photo was taken on October 7, 2013.

Purple Sunset

Shea Stadium

Shea Stadium

On this day, the 50th anniversary of the first game ever at Shea Stadium, I present the only photo I could find in my archives where I captured the entirety of the field. Not my best photo of the place but it’s nice to have a look at the place the Mets have called home the longest.

This photo was taken on June 23, 2004.

Shea Stadium

Watch Out, Rex!

Watch Out, Rex!

I don’t remember where he came from but this inflatable dinosaur, Rex, became the unofficial mascot for Club MPs in 2012. He made the arduous journey from 5 to 3R with us and many a can of air was spent keeping him alive. Alas, his current status? Deflated.

This photo was taken on February 22, 2012.

Watch Out, Rex!