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All I know is that I’ve been to a lot of places and I will always prefer New York City.

nturlbruntt:

Empire. Feb 1st, 2014.

bobbycaputo:

I wandered around Central Park this afternoon and It was a beautiful day for it.

The sunset was wonderful today as well.
inothernews:

Don’t look now… but there’s a clown appearing at random spots throughout Staten Island, and no one knows who “It” is.  (via the New York Daily News)

inothernews:

Don’t look now… but there’s a clown appearing at random spots throughout Staten Island, and no one knows who “It” is.  (via the New York Daily News)

bobbycaputo:

Teen Sneaks Past Security, Climbs Atop 1 World Trade Center

A New Jersey teen managed to breach security in middle of the night and climb the spire of 1 World Trade Center to take photos, authorities said.
The teen was identified in court papers as Justin Casquejo, who told police, “I was walking around the construction site and figured out how to access the Freedom Tower rooftop.”
Casquejo, 16, was arrested for trespassing at 6 a.m. Sunday morning after a construction supervisor spotted him coming down from the 1,176-foot building, according to Port Authority police.
A law enforcement source told ABC News that, upon review, security cameras showed “faint” glimpses of the teen, who entered the perimeter near Church and Vescey streets in lower Manhattan.
The official said it appeared Casquejo was “trying to be stealthy and avoid detection” — although a red blinking light from his GoPro camera was visible.
To reach the antenna of the building — the tallest in the Western Hemisphere — the teen squeezed through what officials tell ABC News was a “12 by 12-inch hole.”
Law enforcement said the teen “admitted” what he did and explained he took the stairs to 20th floor, an elevator to the 99th floor and then went to the spire.
Exterior walls are complete so there wasn’t an immediate risk of Casquejo falling off the building.
The security at 1 World Trade Center — which was previously believed to be impenetrable — is now under investigation.

bobbycaputo:

Teen Sneaks Past Security, Climbs Atop 1 World Trade Center

A New Jersey teen managed to breach security in middle of the night and climb the spire of 1 World Trade Center to take photos, authorities said.

The teen was identified in court papers as Justin Casquejo, who told police, “I was walking around the construction site and figured out how to access the Freedom Tower rooftop.”

Casquejo, 16, was arrested for trespassing at 6 a.m. Sunday morning after a construction supervisor spotted him coming down from the 1,176-foot building, according to Port Authority police.

A law enforcement source told ABC News that, upon review, security cameras showed “faint” glimpses of the teen, who entered the perimeter near Church and Vescey streets in lower Manhattan.

The official said it appeared Casquejo was “trying to be stealthy and avoid detection” — although a red blinking light from his GoPro camera was visible.

To reach the antenna of the building — the tallest in the Western Hemisphere — the teen squeezed through what officials tell ABC News was a “12 by 12-inch hole.”

Law enforcement said the teen “admitted” what he did and explained he took the stairs to 20th floor, an elevator to the 99th floor and then went to the spire.

Exterior walls are complete so there wasn’t an immediate risk of Casquejo falling off the building.

The security at 1 World Trade Center — which was previously believed to be impenetrable — is now under investigation.

bobbycaputo:

New York’s Fabulous 1980s and ’90s Club Scene 

In New York’s nightclub scene of the late 1980s and early 1990s, Alexis Di Biasio stood out in the crowd. For one, he was older than most of the people out at the clubs, and with his salt-and-pepper hair, he looked it. Also, he was always taking photos.

Ernie Glam (his club name) met Di Biasio in the late 1980s at a party, and as they struck up a friendship, he learned more about Di Biasio’s life. “His day job was as a bookkeeper. Photography wasn’t his profession. It was his hobby and passion. I don’t know what he was doing with the photos other than meticulously putting them in boxes. They were all alphabetically organized with little index cards like you’d see in libraries. He took them because he just loved drag queens and club kids,” Glam said. “That was his niche. He basically just went out to clubs or whatever types of events we were going to and took photos. Those were the only places he took photos. He didn’t take studio photography or anything like that.”

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