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May 15, 2013

Photo of the Day–Downtown NYC in Spring from Hudson River

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This recent photo is of Downtown NYC taken recently from the New York Waterway ferry heading back to Hoboken. This uses HDR but attempts to be more photo realistic.

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May 3, 2013

Photo of the Day–World Trade Center Close-up

World Trade Center Spire 5-2-2013

I took this photo yesterday on the way home on the NY Waterway ferry from my office in New York City. The top of the Freedom tower is near completion and I am just trying to capture as much of the construction progress as I can. This taken with the Nikon D600 and my all purpose 26mm-300mm lens. I took three separate photos at different exposures and used Photomatix to merge them in HDR. I went for a photorealistic effect and the result of course is increased dynamic range of the shot without artifice. I look forward to taking this shot again when everything is completed.

To submit your photos to TheBoken.com please email us at theboken@gmail.com and let us know how you want to be attributed as well as the narrative behind the shot.

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May 1, 2013

Photo of the Day – World Trade Center from Pier A Park in Hoboken

WTC from Pier A Hoboken HDR Photo 4-27-2013

Today’s photo of the day was taken last weekend at Hoboken’s Pier A Park with a view of the World Trade Center’s Freedom Tower. The green grass and lovely weather a testament that Spring has finally sprung in Hoboken.

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April 26, 2013

Photo of the Day–World Trade Center from Hoboken NY Waterway Ferry

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Today’s photo of the day is a snapshot taken yesterday of the World Trade Center’s Freedom Tower which now has its spire installed and most of the windows installed. The Twin Towers will always have a visual imprint in the minds of New Yorkers as well as the many commuters from New Jersey who remember those impressive buildings. The Freedom Tower now near completion will create a new focal point for downtown New York City. This photo is an HDR but utilizes a filter that makes it photo realistic. Below are mosaic and oil-ified versions of original photo.

World Trade Center Photo HDR 4-25-2013 smaller mosaic

World Trade Center Photo HDR 4-25-2013 Smaller oil painting

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January 29, 2013

Normal Weekday PATH Service Resumes Between Hoboken and World Trade Center

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Here is some news that will make PATH commuters to downtown Manhattan happy….

GOVERNORS CHRISTIE AND CUOMO ANNOUNCE FULL RESTORATION OF

PATH SERVICE BETWEEN HOBOKEN AND WORLD TRADE CENTER

Restoration of service allows thousands of commuters a one-seat ride between

Hoboken and Lower Manhattan for first time since Hurricane Sandy

Hoboken PATH Train

Governors Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo today announced that full PATH service will resume between Hoboken and World Trade Center, beginning tomorrow morning, January 30.This is the first time since Hurricane Sandy that  thousands of commuters will once again have a one-seat ride between Hoboken and Lower Manhattan.

“Restoring full PATH service to the region is possible because of the hard work of the men and women at PATH who labored 24/7 to bring this critical transit link back to life after the most devastating storm our region has ever suffered,” said Governor Chris Christie. “PATH riders’ patience, understanding and flexibility under such difficult circumstances are great examples of how the people of this region respond in the face of tragedy, and today is another major step toward returning our daily lives and routines to normal.”

“In the days following Hurricane Sandy, I toured the World Trade Center site and saw firsthand the flooded tracks of the PATH train and the unprecedented damage caused by the surge from the Hudson,” said Governor Andrew Cuomo.  “Today’s restoration of service is another testament to our ability to rebuild and recover, even in the face of incredible destruction and devastation.  I thank the Port Authority workers for the tireless efforts since the storm hit to restore service and Governor Christie for being a real partner throughout this effort.”

Today’s announcement means PATH is running normal weekday service for the first time since Superstorm Sandy devastated the system. Newark to World Trade Center, Hoboken to World Trade Center, Journal Square to 33rd Street and Hoboken to 33rd Street will operate on their regular (pre-Sandy) time tables. Service overnight on weekdays also will return to normal, running from Newark to 33rd Street via Hoboken and Newark to World Trade Center. Overnight service between Newark and World Trade Center was restored on Monday.

Exchange Place and World Trade Center Stations will remain closed weekends during the month of February to allow crews uninterrupted time to complete necessary repairs. The Port Authority expects overnight weekend service to return between Newark and World Trade Center in the month of March. At that time, all PATH service will be restored to pre-Sandy status.

PATH passengers may visit the PATH Web site at www.panynj.gov/path for service updates and to view an interactive system map that allows for easy travel planning.

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October 17, 2012

Photo of the Day–Stevens Cannon and World Trade Center Freedom Tower

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Today’s Photo of the Day is from Stevens Institute’s The Point and features both the school’s cannon and the World Trade Center Freedom Tower near sunset.

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September 12, 2012

Video- Brad Miller of Hoboken Captures 9-11-2001 Raw Footage

Brad Miller, a Hoboken resident who witnessed the events of September 11, 2001 first hand has this raw video that he would like to share with readers of TheBoken.com. Yesterday was an off day for TheBoken.com’s editor as I took the day of to reflect on the meaning of the events that occurred 11 years ago yesterday and the impact it had on the world and my life going forward. Warning: the events of this tragic day may contain content that is too much to bear for some readers.

Video – Unfiltered 9/11 Footage Hoboken, NJ & Manhattan – Brad Miller Hoboken, NJ:

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August 31, 2012

D’s Soul Full Cafe 9/11 Tip Jar Fundraiser

D’s Soul Full Cafe 9/11 Tip Jar Fundraiser

On September 11, 2012 D’s Soul Full Cafe in Hoboken will once again hold a special fundraiser to honor the memories of those who gave all to save lives on September 11, 2001 and to help those who continue to do this great work during times of tragedy.The concept is very simple; On the anniversary of our shared tragedy, D’s is asking once again for everyone to drop a little extra change into our tip jar for a great cause. All tips collected on Tuesday September 11, 2012 (including delivery tips) will be donated to an organization that continues to help first responders of natural and man-made disasters called World Cares Center.Come in, call or order online to show your support

D’s Soul Full Cafe
Address: 918 Willow Ave, Hoboken NJ
Phone: (201) 604-0054
You can also donate directly to World Cares Center at: http://www.worldcares.org/About World Cares Center:
World Cares Center was founded in the aftermath of 9/11. Throughout its years of service, WCC has provided assistance to responders, volunteers, and survivors affected by 9/11, and continues to guide all levels within communities to respond effectively and collaboratively in the face of disasters. This “whole of community” inclusive approach leads to a more resilient recovery. World Cares Center’s mission is to foster sustainable, locally led disaster preparedness, response and recovery initiatives within communities worldwide.
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Photo of the Day – World Trade Center and Stonehenge

Today’s photo of the day is this editor having a bit of fun with FilterMania2 and Instagram iPhone apps. I have been working on a series of shots of the World Trade Center with other wonders of the world and I thought Stonehenge would make a nice contrast in architectural styles.

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August 23, 2012

Photo of the Day – World Trade Center as a Tiny Planet

Today’s photo of the day is of the World Trade Center from the iPhone using an application called tiny planets that takes photos and applies a circular or planet like effect to the photo. I have been experimenting with this on our Instagram account TheBoken with several photos recently.

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