An Englishman in New York: Photos of a Walk from Brooklyn to Manhattan

Court Street, BrooklynLocal store, BrooklynTrees in Cadman PlazaDumboManhattan from the Brooklyn BridgeAndy Worthington on the Brooklyn Bridge
Liberty Island and Downtown ManhattanThe Empire State Building from the Brooklyn BridgeWalkway on the Brooklyn BridgeBrooklyn BridgeManhattan skylineApproaching Manhattan
Public housing, ManhattanShapes and shadowsGehry's monsterBuilding blocksEmigrant Industrial Savings BankNew York City Hall
The Woolworth BuildingThe Woolworth Building from Nassau Street"New York by Gehry"The private public spaceInventoryRules of conduct

An Englishman in New York: A Walk from Brooklyn to Manhattan, a set on Flickr.

Last month, when I visited the US to campaign for the closure of the prison at Guantánamo Bay on the 11th anniversary of its opening, I took part in events in Washington D.C. and McLean, Virginia from January 10 to 12, and in New York on January 13, which I made available in photo sets here, here and here. An archive of various articles relating to my visit — and videos of my appearances — can be found here.

However, I arrived in New York on the evening of January 7, and didn’t leave until the evening of January 16, so I had plenty of time to wander around New York — specifically Manhattan and Brooklyn, where I was staying with my friend, the secretive blogger known as The Talking Dog, and his family. The ‘Dog has been my friend since September 2007, when we first met over the phone, as he interviewed me for his excellent ongoing series of interviews with people involved with the Guantánamo story, just after the publication of my book The Guantánamo Files, and I first visited him and stayed with him in March 2008, during my first ever visit to America. Read the rest of this entry »

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Andy Worthington

Investigative journalist, author, campaigner, commentator and public speaker. Recognized as an authority on Guantánamo and the “war on terror.” Co-founder, Close Guantánamo, co-director, We Stand With Shaker. Also, singer and songwriter (The Four Fathers) and photographer.
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