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  • Belvedere Castle, Central Park

“After working with words as a journalist and journalism educator for more than 40 years,” writes Steven Strasser, a longtime editor at Newsweek and a former professor at CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, “I had an intense interest in learning something about photography. I really had to start from scratch on digital SLR cameras, as I had no idea how aperture, shutter speed and ISO worked together. I’ve been focusing mostly on things that just sit there — flowers, landscapes, buildings, and so on. The photos printed here were taken with my new tilt-shift lens, a wonderful piece of equipment that’s ideal for shooting buildings with the proper perspective and landscapes that remain in focus from front to back. It’s my latest favorite toy, and I’m sure I’ll do many, many more architectural shots before I’m finished.”

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Image Emerald Empire evicts autos
For the first time since the 19th century, Central Park turns its back on the internal combustion engine, embraces anew its original purpose as an urban refuge
Image MTA unveils bus action plan
Proposal calls for updated route network, expanded traffic enforcement and tech upgrades to speed up boarding and travel times
Image A First Look at Pier 17
The waterfront space, featuring restaurants, ESPN studios and rooftop performance venue, will soon open its doors to the public
Image Remembrance and the Great War
Or how a legendary warrior gave his name to an avenue — and how the East Side pays tribute to pluck, heroism and valor
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