Culture, Designs

Chihuly @ NY Botanical Garden

My first exposure to the glass artwork of Chihuly was in 2017 at the New York Botanical Garden. Billed as his first major garden exhibition in New York in more than ten years, CHIHULY promised a "sensory-filled exhibition [...] showcasing Chihuly’s signature organic shapes in brilliant colors". Part new work, part retrospective, the 20 installations featured… Continue reading Chihuly @ NY Botanical Garden


The Fort that Never Was

Nestled on the northern tip of Willets Point, Fort Totten sits directly across the East River from Fort Schuyler (now SUNY Maritime). It was conceived as part of a series of strategic forts blocking maritime access to the island of Manhattan, aimed at preventing a recurrence of the events of the War of 1812 when… Continue reading The Fort that Never Was


Cost of Crossing a Bridge

Recently, I’ve had to drive a fair bit from Albany to Queens and back on the weekends. As Labor Day approaches, I thought I’d share my findings in terms of cost-time ratio. (Scroll below for a comprehensive list of all NYC bridges and tunnels and their respective tolls.) My usual route, costing a total $31.37… Continue reading Cost of Crossing a Bridge