Posts tagged: walking


By UrbanAnthropod, June 26, 2011 5:44 pm
Pride and Appreciation

Pride and Appreciation

Yesterday marked something momentous in the state of New York. Governor Cuomo got marriage equality passed. I am not gay but marriage equality is something important to me. In our world where so many families exist where there is no love and dysfunctional circumstances are prevalent, who are we to prohibit others who legitimately …

Wild in El Barrio

By UrbanAnthropod, April 16, 2011 6:21 pm
Fresh Kill

Fresh Kill

Remember that scene in Men in Black when J comes to the realization that he’s been surrounded by aliens all his life, but like most people, he chose to ignore their existence? Most people in the city do the same thing when it comes to wildlife. People don’t expect hawks here even though Pale Male …


By UrbanAnthropod, April 11, 2011 6:22 pm
Pale Male calls for his mate

Pale Male calls for his mate

Fifth Avenue Hawks
This Saturday, I made my way over to Conservatory Water to watch the 5th Avenue hawks. I got there about 1 P.M. and things were quiet. There was little action visible from the Model Boat Pond, so i walked north a bit to see if I could find them off in the west. …

Charlotte? Is that you?

By UrbanAnthropod, February 20, 2011 11:48 am


I was striking out in the park for most of the morning. All along Fifth Avenue, there wasn’t a raptor in sight. The temperature had just plunged overnight and there were very strong wind gusts. In fact, on my way out, I saw a flurry or two. Dismissing them, I ventured on until there was …

Just Look Up!

By UrbanAnthropod, February 7, 2011 11:33 pm


Sometimes all you have to do is look up. Ever see those tourists who have never been to downtown Manhattan who spend a great deal of time with their heads turned up? Just imagine what it was like 50 years ago when someone from the suburbs or country would take a train into the city. …

The great one

By UrbanAnthropod, January 23, 2011 11:52 am
Eyeing a rat

Eyeing a rat

I remember the big hubub around 2004. I’d walk through the park near Conservatory Water and I’d see a bunch of people demonstrating. All the noise was about the removal of Pale Male’s nest. While I was able to cathc a glimpse of him through someone else’s spotting scope, I’d never seen him up close. …

Stalking De La Vega

By UrbanAnthropod, June 8, 2010 9:49 pm
Man Hole Man - De La Vega

Man Hole Man - De La VegaMan Hole Man - De La Vega

Anyone who lives or works near Spanish Harlem is sure to have come across spontaneous chalk drawings accompanied by mysterious axioms instructing one to “Become your dream”. James De La Vega is a fixture in the neighborhood despite being moved down to the East Village. And for the longest time, he was just an apparition to me who only existed in chalk that suddenly appeared before me.

My tracks

By UrbanAnthropod, May 24, 2010 7:59 am

Google has announced that they will be open sourcing the My Tracks app for android devices. Anyone familiar with this blog will note that some entries are accompanied with maps and GPS traces. Additionally, I’ve provided GPX and or KMZ files that accompany my strolls. The fact that Google is releasing this app under an …

Taming Thamel

By UrbanAnthropod, May 9, 2010 9:34 am
Choose your direction in Thamel

Choose your direction in Thamel

Now that I’ve gotten the political rambling out of the way…
Entering the tourist zone
Any tourist visiting Kathmandu is sure to know about Thamel. Some recommend staying clear of it, while others will tell you that it’s where the action is. Maybe there is an artificial quality to Thamel. As with any tourist district, it’s sure …

Clear and Bright at Green-Wood Cemetery

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

Green-Wood Cemetery Gatehouse

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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