As Ludlow goes

As Ludlow Street goes, so goes New York City. And it’s going. Many of the iconic little shops on this historic Lower East Side street that served as footholds in a new land for waves of immigrants have already given way to fancy new hotels and upscale food and fashion. Is that good? Is that…

Look

Look at a quick selection of street photography taken while Traveling at the Speed of Bike. It serves as a glimpse of life in public in a city and country facing the pain and pride of change. Click here to view.

Megabus to NY

And then after Boston, we took the Megabus to New York City and I eventually, of course, ended up riding Scwhinneola in Mineola again. (See my book for context here, folks. It’s fun stuff.) I have stories about the Megabus, by the way, and they involve a really cool poet I met on  line to…

Amazon’s list hits close to my heart

Amazon just announced its short-list of city finalists for its new headquarters. Five of the twenty cities are close to my heart — New York City, Atlanta, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, and Boston. I grew up near New York City and moved to Atlanta from Manhattan; my older daughter graduated from the University of Pittsburgh and…

Seeing the “citi” by bike

One of my fave bikey buddies is currently in my beloved New York City riding Citibike bikeshare. His texts are off-the-charts with enthusiasm, and he, in fact, has fallen head over heels in love with New York perhaps for the first time. Yes, yes, yes. I agree!!!! Here are photos from when I spent a…