Monday, April 30, 2012
Friday, April 27, 2012
Note later in the day: My friend John H. waited for the shuttle near JFK and got some spectacular shots, which are now up on his blog, Control Geek.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Weather permitting, we in the NYC area are in for a treat tomorrow (Friday, 4/27). The Space Shuttle Enterprise is on her way to join the exhibits at the Intrepid Air Sea and Space Museum and she gets flown in piggybacked on a 747 tomorrow. Prior to landing at JFK, they'll do a low-level circuit over NY, flying past the Statue of Liberty, up the Hudson to the Tappan Zee, back down to Manhattan, finishing with a big loop out over New Jersey, back over Long Island and then on down to JFK on the shores of Jamaica Bay. There's a great map of places to watch (kayak not required!) on nycaviation.com; they also give links to a Twitter feed where you can get the latest; for us non-tweety types, there's also a link to the thread on the site's forum where the plane folks are watching the situation closely and I bet any changes in schedule will be up there minutes after they are announced. Do keep an eye on the site if you're making plans to watch this tomorrow, from the talk on the forum it does sound like the winds may be a problem...
Shoot, in fact I just looked at NOAA & the forecast has gone from winds around 20 kts up to "Windy, with a northwest wind around 26 mph, with gusts as high as 36 mph"...that doesn't sound good at all.
Well, whenever it happens, I'm planning on watching from my office in SoHo, where I think we'll have a decent view. Not only do I have permission to go up to the roof in the morning, but my bosses are both bummed out that they are out of the office (won't they be happy if it's postponed)!
Might have to go buy a telephoto lens for the Lumix for this one! :D
Thanks to Going Coastal and the Working Harbor Committee for doing a great job with the links & updates on Facebook!
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
Moving Day for PortSide NewYork, a set on Flickr.
flickr photo album from 4/14/2012 - helping move the PortSide NewYork office and maritime artifacts to the donated temporary office space at 145 Columbia Street.
The New York Times, btw, did run a very nice article just this last Sunday. Fingers still crossed & knocking wood that she finds a new home.