Not pictured: the three hand warmers and four cups of coffee I downed trying to keep warm while wandering around Manhattan in 7º weather.
I guess the guards at Rikers just like my style.
Unlike Staten Island, Queens Criminal Court is real sad on the weekends. Everyone's in a cold basement all day, and this guy looked a little like he'd drawn the judicial short straw that weekend.
A+, would use again. Beats all other borough criminal courts by a mile.
As a very fidgety person, these things are lifesavers. You have to lock pretty much everything you have in a little locker before you go through the first metal detectors, and given how long you have to sit around waiting, these little keys make a big difference.
Same guy as the one who complimented me on my pants. He seems to be stationed on the first line you wait on and does what he can to make the experience a little less depressing for everyone.
From January 4, 2016. Jail is weird.
(They were from Uniqlo)
From December 8, 2015. This took me a while to get around to drawing. It's not the first time I've broken the news to someone's friend, family, or neighbor that someone they know has died, and it's awful every time.
From December 30, 2015. No joke, one of the proudest moments of my journalism career so far.
From December 8, 2015. She kept us company all day long.
From December 8, 2015. Bodega sandwiches are a godsend, no joke.
From December 8, 2015. Usually, it's pretty easy to get into an apartment building to knock on doors after something's happened. But if it's an active crime scene, the cops will make sure you can't. Which is fair enough – just meant we all had to stand outside in the cold all day.
From November 29, 2015. Seemed like a nice enough guy, otherwise.
From November 29, 2015. Hospital stakeouts are a pretty regular thing, but they're pretty strange experiences. First off, lets be honest: no one wants to be in a hospital. The thing is, you're also not supposed to be in one unless you're friends or family of a patient there, and any intruding reporters caught on premises are usually kicked out if they're caught (meaning you get to go stand outside the entrance). These assignments make you feel a bit of a fraud sometimes.
From November 29, 2015. When you're out in the cold without a photographer, this is the worst thing to see.
From November 20, 2015. Nice to see these guys on the way home.
From November 20, 2015. Very stylish.
From November 8, 2015. Everyone gets bored standing around.
From November 8, 2015. Every time you're on stakeout at a hospital, you keep an eye out for folks like this, in case the other media have new people on that day.