Marc Explores


Manhattan Bridge

It’s OK, Williamsburg Bridge — being the workhorse of the East River, longer than the Brooklyn Bridge and Manhattan Bridge, with an unobstructed skyline view of Manhattan, yet standing wholly unloved by the masses understandably weighs on your cables.  You were the second longest bridge in the world when you were built, the first to have steel piers.  I get it, people should remember that.   And you’re tireless–carrying traffic, pedestrians, and the J, M, and… Read More

There were just too many interesting nuggets, too many compelling sites.  I had to put them online.  I Spy NYC.  That was the name and that was the blog.  Sometimes people encouraged me by hitting the like button and leaving a comment on posts that they liked.  Sometimes the site would go a day or two without a visitor.  Nevertheless, I checked the site stats every 15 minutes every day, sometimes more often.  On a few… Read More

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The pilot announced, “Uh, ladies and gentlemen. We’ve pretty much been given the best flight pattern you can get down and around Manhattan and into LaGuardia.  You’re going to want to look out your window for this.”  Thanks to @aircanada for one sweet flight.

The following story appeared in the Huffington Post on August 15, 2012. There is a passage in Jules Verne’s aquatic masterpiece, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, in which Captain Nemo is asked if he likes the sea. “Yes! I love the sea!” he says. “It is an immense desert where man is never lonely, for he feels life stirring on all sides… The sea is nothing but love and emotion.” Although my companions… Read More