A photo I took of Natalie and Kyle near Mt. Baker when I was home. We were trying to get to a fire lookout that Kyle is doing a photo project on, but we got snowed out.
I made some stickers based on an old Long Island Railroad logo I dug up. Let me know if you’d like one.
Since I’m home for a bit, I have a ton of these laying around. If you’re interested, email your mailing address to firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll send one to you.
A few photos of street end signs in Queens.
Kirk and I have been geeking out a fair bit about Andrew Lynch’s future NYC subway map. The map as a whole is worth checking out over here, but I was more interested in his plans for the Rockaway Beach Branch. Thanks to some stub tunnels along the Queens Blvd line, he suggests running the M (which currently terminates at Forest Hills-71st Ave) as well as a super express Queens Z train along the RBB. While this is much more a pipe dream with no doubt astronomical costs, other ideas like extending the Franklin Ave. Shuttle a bit further north to the Bedford-Nostrand G stop seem a bit less expensive and very useful.
I’ve been helping out Night Slugs with a bit of label admin stuff. James (L-Vis 1990) needed a new press pic, so we snapped a few last week in Williamsburg. I like how this one turned out.
A few snaps from a recent, much-needed weekend out of the city in Hudson, NY.
Just when I thought I’d solved my scanning dilemma, 10.9 comes around and starts it all over again. I guess it’s time to learn VueScan.
An old flow map when the subway was three separate systems, IND, IRT and BMT. I’ve been thinking about ways to display this in more modern terms, with live updates to the map based on time. It’s interesting to see older parts of the system that no longer exist like the 3rd Ave El along with strange lines like the one extending from today’s M to downtown Brooklyn. Maybe another crosstown train via Myrtle was in the plans? I know from biking to Bushwick that the steel girders exist on Myrtle for about 1/2 mile.
I toured the closed, northern part of the Highline a couple weeks ago. It was interesting to recognize some of the places Joel Sternfeld had made photos from for “Walking the Highline.” I had to keep myself from stealing rail spikes.