Highlights from another year in New York

New York was in 2011 hit by both hurricane Irene and my birthday party.

Birthday party

I invited my relatives to celebrate my 40th birthday in New York.


Twice a year, the setting sun aligns with the east–west streets of the main street grid of Manhattan. This is referred to as Manhattanhenge, or Manhattan Solstice.

4th of July Fireworks

I watched the 4th of July fireworks from my windows.

Hurricane Irene

After sweeping through the Caribbean, Hurricane Irene made a direct hit on New York City on August 28th. But it was downgraded to a tropical storm just before reaching the city.

9/11 remembered

The 10 year anniversary of the attacks against the World Trade Center was marked several places in the city, including at Ground Zero.

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Estonian composer Arvo Pärt and U.S. and Norway–based architecture firm Snøhetta collaborated in September to create urban soundscapes that explored the relationship between space and sound.

Three Queens and a Lady

All three of Cunard Line’s luxury ocean liners were gathered in New York on January 13th.