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Return to Green-Wood

By UrbanAnthropod, March 5, 2011 9:40 pm
Quakers fly to the colony

Quakers fly to the colony

In a previous post, I visited the parrots of Green-Wood Cemetery. The next time, I visited for the historical aspect of the grounds. I had planned to go back, but it is an awful ways away. I finally generated enough momentum in the idea of birding in the cemetery to get me to go. Given …

NYC marathon

By UrbanAnthropod, November 7, 2010 8:23 pm

It’s insane and unnatural to run some 26 miles. Part fitness and many parts masochism, runners train themselves to endure pushing their bodies to an extreme. I applaud it heartily.

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9/11/2010

By UrbanAnthropod, September 11, 2010 11:55 pm
Lower Manhattan Panorama with the Tribute in lights

Lower Manhattan Panorama with the Tribute in lights

Battle of Brooklyn

By UrbanAnthropod, August 29, 2010 7:22 pm
Presenting Colors

Presenting Colors

The Battle
August 27 marks the anniversary of the first major battle fought between the British and the newly independent United States of America — The Battle of Brooklyn (aka Battle of Long Island). The battle at Lexington and Concord initiated the war for independence that resulted in the occupation of Boston by British troops. Following …

Ra Ra Riot Release Show @ Sound Fix Records

By UrbanAnthropod, August 25, 2010 7:34 pm
Allie Lawn @ Sound Fix Records

Allie Lawn @ Sound Fix Records

The Riot

Link to all my Ra Ra Riot pictures on Flickr
Ra Ra Riot celebrated release day for The Orchard with a low-key and widely unannounced in-store performance at Brooklyn’s indie music store, Sound Fix Records, followed by a well advertised DJ set at Brooklyn Bowl (with Vampire Weekend). For those unfamiliar with the band, the …

Clear and Bright at Green-Wood Cemetery

By UrbanAnthropod, April 12, 2010 8:16 am
Green-Wood Cemetery Gatehouse

Green-Wood Cemetery Gatehouse

Qingming
April 4/5 on the Gregorian calendar marks the beginning of Qingming. This is the start of the Qingming Festival, also known as the Clear and Bright Festival. Qingming is the Spring visit to the cemetery to tend to the graves of ancestors. Honoring our ancestors at their grave sites seems in-line with celebrating the beginning …

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