Brooklyn Walk

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

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The Sixth Borough

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

Bill on Bill

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