I was working from home the other day when I heard something hit one of our back windows. At first all I saw outside were a few downy feathers drifting away on the breeze. But later I discovered the remains of this poor black-and-white warbler lying dead in one of our tomato pots.

Open gloved hand holding dead black and white warbler

NYC Audubon maintains a tool were you can report bird strikes like this. It’s part of their Project Safe Flight program, and they use the information to raise awareness and find ways to help species like this warbler navigate the manmade dangers of New York City and the Atlantic Flyway.

Building wrapped in construction scaffolding

Gentrification in progress on 4th Avenue in Brooklyn, New York. Fuji X-T1, 27mm f/2.8. Rediscovered this one sitting in a pile of unedited shots from a few years back (November 14, 2016, to be precise).

Art Direction for the Web book opened to show two-page layout

What is Art Direction for the Web?

Andy Clarke has written a wonderful new book about art direction for the web titled, appropriately enough, Art Direction for the Web.

Worker with hand truck walking past mural on building showing Statue of Liberty wearing a sombrero
Stacks of chairs on sidewalk next to a restaraunt worker looking out from a basement doorway

Sidewalk scenes. Soho, NYC. Fuji X-T3, 27mm.

Vintage microbus with a wetsuit hanging off of it parked on street

Wetsuit, Eighth Avenue. Park Slope, Brooklyn. Fuji X-T3, 23mm f/1.4.

Doorway with number 301 hand-painted onto it and set into well-worn wall

Not a redirect. Fuji X-T3, 23mm f/1.4.

Woman on city street corner balancing several large garbage bags attached to a pole across her shoulders

Another shot from an afternoon photo walk around the office neighborhood. Fujifilm X-T1, 23mm f/1.4.

Construction workers working on scaffolding attached to a building

Construction on Spring Street, West Soho in Manhattan. Fujifilm X-T1, 23mm f/1.4.

Twitter API Changes Likely to Hobble Third-party Apps

Several third-party app makers have banded together to protest the shutdown of Twitter’s streaming APIs, along with a required switch to a new “Account Activity API.”

The removal of streaming services is likely to alter these apps in fundamental ways, breaking them in some cases. As of early Friday none of the developers noted had access to an existing beta that would let them test how the switch might affect their apps at scale.

A few shots from some afternoon walks around the office neighborhood, not far from the Manhattan side of the Holland Tunnel.

Truck decorated in graffiti
Overhead signage at entrance to Holland Tunnel