Idiotarod NYC XI Photos

I went today to the excellent Idiotarod NYC XI, which the organizers describe as, "an annual event that puts a satirical creative spin on the famous and totally unrelated dogsled race in Alaska. Instead of dogs with sleds, Idiotarod NYC features costume-clad teams of people with elaborately themed shopping carts, and instead of the brutal landscape of the frozen tundra, the race takes place on the streets of New York City. It is, however, usually really friggin' cold." I was at the start at Grand Army Plaze, checkpoint #3 (Freddy's Bar), and was the only photographer on hand to capture the dramatic arrival of the first cart at the finish line. There all the carts were subjected to detailed scrutineering (bribes were encouraged and helped the process, of course). Below are some photo highlights; I have more highlights on Facebook here, and many more photos here.  

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The Vanderbilt Republic's "Spectrum II" Lighting Installation

I went down tonight to check out The Vanderbilt Republic's Spectrum II", a "Photographic Monument by Colin Bowring and George del Barrio".  It's an "analog" installation, meaning they used a bunch of ETC Source IV's, but it looks pretty cool (although a bit dimmer in person than you see here).  They are having a reception tomorrow.  I have more photos here, and here's a little making of video: