In the Belly of the Beast: Photos of a Walk through Lower Manhattan

The "Freedom Tower" from Nassau Street2 suits for $125HydrantsThe emergency exitOn the sunny side of the streetGeorge Washington on Wall Street - and the Obama protestors
US flags on the New York Stock ExchangeSearching the garbage bins for foodOld and new in Lower ManhattanReflectionsNew York: The junction of Broad Street and Water StreetThe Battery Maritime Building
The old pierStaten Island Ferry reflectionsBlackened by automobilesPeter Minuit Plaza, by the Staten Island FerryStaten Island FerrySouth Ferry subway station, closed by Hurricane Sandy
Peter Minuit Plaza17 State Street and the Church of Our Lady of the RosaryThe Whitehall Building

In the Belly of the Beast: A Walk through Lower Manhattan, a set on Flickr.

Regular readers will recall that, last month, I visited the US to campaign for the closure of the prison at Guantánamo Bay on the 11th anniversary of its opening, taking 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, as I explained in an article two weeks ago, An Englishman in New York: Photos of a Walk from Brooklyn to Manhattan, I actually 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 the city — and specifically Manhattan and Brooklyn, the former because, of course, it draws the visitor like an irresistible magnet, and because I had appointments there with various friends and colleagues: with Debra Sweet of the World Can’t Wait, with various friends and associates at the Center for Constitutional Rights, with the dancer and activist Nancy Vining Van Ness, and with the journalist and researcher Anand Gopal, as well as my rendezvous for a panel discussion at Revolution Books on January 13 with the Guantánamo attorney Ramzi Kassem, who represents Shaker Aamer, the last British resident in the prison, after which a big group of World Can’t Wait supporters went out for dinner before I ended up down an alley in Chinatown being filmed for a forthcoming documentary. Read the rest of this entry »

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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