1. Flushing, Queens.


  2. Visitors pay their respects to the late actor/writer/director Harold Ramis with a makeshift memorial outside Tribeca’s Hook and Ladder 8, the firehouse used for 1984’s Ghostbusters.

  3. Empire State Building guard, New York City.

  4. Empire State Building guard, New York

  5. Under the Bleecker St. Lights

  6. I took a ride aboard one of the MTA’s holiday Vintage subways Sunday. They’re running for the next three Sundays on the M line. There are also vintage buses running on the M42 route. For the full schedule, see the MTA’s website.

  7. Early fall in Central Park.

  8. The government shutdown means Ellis and Liberty Islands are closed. I went down to Battery Park yesterday to check out the scene. Instead of their usual offerings, the tour companies were selling 1-hour cruises around New York harbor, but they weren’t landing on either island. Tourists were still getting on the boats, but it was nowhere near as busy as it usually is on a beautiful downtown day.

  9. Musicians in Chinatown, NYC.

  10. Walking up Fifth before work on a Tuesday.