Dear readers, I wanted to share with you a few pieces of exciting news regarding this blog: an anniversary, an award, and an amazing connection made.
First, the blog celebrated her one year anniversary on September 24, 2011. Though I began defining my love for infrastructure somewhat before September 2010, that date marks the first excursion I blogged about: The Spuyten Duyvil Train Station.
Second, I felt so honored to have one of my photos selected for the Judges Choice Award in Open House New York’s 2011 Focus on Architecture photography contest. Their post announcing the winners is here, and you can read about the excursion on which I took the award-winning photo here.
Last but certainly far from least, my A Walk Down Newtown Creek tour guide (of The Newtown Pentacle) introduced me to the man behind Forgotten NY. Thanks to this connection, my Infrastructure blog now appears on Forgotten NY’s blogroll right on the homepage (scroll down a bit and look in the right column)!
Forgotten NY has always had special meaning to me – it was one of the few sites on which I found quality information and photos of fascinating abandoned places in NYC when my interest was first sparked back in 2003. In the years since then I’ve been a reader of the site, which is truly an important institution for this city. I’m honored to appear as a link on this amazing site and personally thankful for my connection with both Kevin (Forgotten NY) and Mitch (The Newtown Pentacle).