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Photos: Madoff Leaves for Court, Expected to Plead Guilty

Bernard Madoff leaves his Upper East Side home at 133 E. 64 St. shortly before 7 a.m. on March 12, 2009. He is expected to plead guilty in court later in the day.

Manhattan, N.Y., March 12, 2009: Bernard Madoff (hidden in the back seat) leaves his Upper East Side home at 133 E. 64 St. shortly before 7 a.m. He is expected to plead guilty in court later in the day.

A helicopter escort right above Madoff's Upper East Side home will follow his vehicle all the way to court.

Manhattan, N.Y., March 12, 2009: A helicopter escort right above Madoff's Upper East Side home will follow his vehicle all the way to court.

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Lounging in the Armory Show

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New York, N.Y., March 7th, 2009: Visitors to The Armory Show 2009 view art work by Galerie Thomas. Spread over four days from March 5th to 8th, the show on Piers 92 and 94 features a Modernist component for the first time.

Last weekend I headed to the Armory Show 2009, an annual art fair where expensive works are put in a huge gallery and sold off if prospective buyers are found. Rather than shooting the art, I noticed lookers and buyers easily got tired from all the walking, so here’s a short photo essay on the various methods they took to unwound themselves.

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New York Comic Con

Christopher Burrill, 22, a comics and Star Wars fan, poses beside a Sandtrooper at the entrance of the New York Comic Con.

New York, N.Y., Feb. 7, 2009: Christopher Burrill, 22, a comics and Star Wars fan, poses beside a Sandtrooper at the entrance of the New York Comic Con.

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Time to Salvage the Franchise

It’s only February, but blockbuster fever has set in. I was just at New York Comic Con, part out of interest, and part out of work. You’ll get to see photos in a later post, but but towards the end of my 4-hour wade through the thousands of people, I found myself staring at a 42-inch plasma screen. It was showing the trailer for this May’s Terminator Salvation.

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Cheers for a Better Year

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Held on Feb 1, 2009, thousands of tourists and locals gathered in Manhattan's Chinatown to celebrate the 10th annual Lunar New Year parade, popping streamers along the way.

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Brave New World

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Enter a new age, one with more striking visuals. On par with my heightened passion in photography, I’ve decided to incorporate something new in Reflec/Ted — the slideshow. Articles and worded posts will still have its place, but whenever appropriate, I will employ images to tell a story.

Here’s the inaugural one: a community concert by the Chinese Music Ensemble of New York, performed on Sunday, Dec. 7, 2008, at 143 Baxter Street.

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Even as we grow older, the song never changes

Even as we grow older, the song never changes

Some of you must have thought I died. Others will think this post is about the sometimes-hot, sometimes-not television series starring Kiefer Sutherland. It’s not that earth-shattering — just a few weeks ago, I turned a year older. As per flimsy tradition, me and a bunch of closer friends trooped down to Peter Luger (famous steakhouse in NY) inspired Benjamin Steakhouse.

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