New York in early autumn

I’m on Amtrak back to Washington after a full three days in New York. Napa Institute’s Principled Entrepreneurship conference was fruitful. I’m also glad I got in earlier on Sunday, which let me visit with family, with married friends and their first child, and Peter Atkinson, as he’s entering his final MFA year at Columbia.…

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Napa Institute’s Principled Entrepreneurship conference

I’m spending the day at The University Club, a few blocks from Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, for Napa Institute’s Principled Entrepreneurship conference today and tomorrow. I’ve attended Napa Institute’s Summer Conference for the past few years, but not their smaller conferences. It’s already proving to be valuable, and I’m glad I’ve come. The benefit of smaller…

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Asking persistently

I’m in New York today and for the next few days for Napa Institute’s Principled Entrepreneurship conference. I got into Penn Station just before noon, and headed to the Church of Saint Michael in Hell’s Kitchen for Mass with Fr. George Rutler. I got to see their new bust of Saint John Henry Newman after…

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New York over 29 years

A few years ago, I saw someone share photos of a few Chinese cities that have been developed out of (more or less) empty landscapes over the space of a decade or so. Here’s an older version of that before/after perspective on New York from The Sun, showing the city’s skyline from 1880-1909: Now look…

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Midtown Manhattan, briefly

I got into Penn Station yesterday at nearly 6pm, and left Manhattan this afternoon just past 3pm. While this trip to New York was brief, essentially every minute felt well spent. Visited Bea, Esca, and Cafe Grumpy, with mass at St. Agnes across from Grand Central Terminal. I had never noticed the reference to Cardinal…

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Holy Trinity, West 82nd Street

Visited Holy Trinity on the Upper West Side for mass yesterday. Its Byzantine character reminded me of the National Basilica in Washington, and its tile reminded me specifically of the National Basilica’s crypt. Here’s Holy Trinity: Founded in 1898, today the Church of the Holy Trinity serves almost 1,400 parishioners on the Upper West Side…

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Ah, Wilderness!

We saw Peter Atkinson in “Ah, Wilderness!” yesterday at the Black Box Theater at the Sheen Center for Thought & Culture on Bleeker Street, where he played the part of Richard Miller: Ah, Wilderness! is a classic American comedy about the trials and tribulations of a young man and his loving family in a small…

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Walking Broadway

We saw “Ah, Wilderness!” at the Sheen Center’s Black Box Theater today. I’ll write a bit about that tomorrow. In the meantime, sharing scenes from last night’s arrival in New York and this morning’s walk down Broadway. I initially caught the 1 from 137th in Washington Heights, planning to head directly to Columbus Circle, but…

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New York electric ferry service

As I was pulling up to the terminal at LaGuardia yesterday I snapped this photo of an old American Airlines facility, and not long after read about a company planning to launch New York’s first electric ferry service. The new electric ferry launch is planned for next year, to coincide with New York’s temporary closure…

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Eighteen hours in New York

A few scenes from a very brief visit to New York for last night’s Human Life Review dinner. Afterwards on the walk south on Park Avenue, as I was headed back to my Midtown hotel at 30th and 6th, I stopped to admire the Empire State Building. It was lit up in the colors of…

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