Wen and I went for a huge walk around Brooklyn today. In honor of a recent NY Times article on Crown Heights, we decided to wander over and check out the historic district (PDF). It – plus surrounding Bed Stuy – are a truly unique area and well worth a visit; here are some photos.… Continue reading Brooklyn Walk
Wen and I recently bought a new camera with the intention of, among other things, learning how to do stop motion photography. Here’s the first effort; given that it’s the summer solstice, we thought a quick video of the setting sun might be appropriate.
Today Wen and I went to Governors Island (yes, that’s no apostrophe). It’s a unique place: picture a combination of old Coast Guard base, now abandoned; an ancient fort, fantastic views of the city and lots of art. Moreover, the future of the island is still being debated, but you can be sure that it… Continue reading The Sixth Borough
Last night I had the chance to see Bill Gates Jr. interview his dad, Bill Gates Sr. at the 92nd St. Y. The talk was quite rambling, but three really interesting points were made. Jr. was asked what he thought about Malcolm Gladwell‘s 10,000 hour rule: if you do something for 10,000 hours you’ll be… Continue reading Bill on Bill
Last night Wen, Rich and I went and listened to Nassim Nicholas Taleb be interviewed at the powerHouse Arena. I’ve been a big fan of his books for years, but this was the first time I’d seen him speak. The interview started on a couple of false notes (he spent a few minutes telling us… Continue reading Don’t Be Fooled By Black Swans