The Verrazano Bridge. Named after the Florentine explorer Giovanni Verrazzano who became the first European to enter New York Harbor and the Hudson River in 1524. The bridge has a central span of 1,298 meters and is the longest suspension bridge in the United States at the time of it’s completion in 1964, surpassing the Golden Gate Bridge by 60 feet.
BRAZIL. A drone hovers over the mountains of Sao Paulo to monitor their farmlands. Drones monitor illegal fishing off Libya, Japan and the Galapagos Islands and patrol oil and gas pipelines in Angola, Nigeria, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Conservationists in Nepal plan to send UAVs into skies to help save endangered tigers and rhinos from poachers.
World Leaders Forum 2014
NEW YORK - Philippine President Benigno S. Aquino III (Left) shakes hands with Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger (Right) after concluding his speech about Asian peace and progress in the World Leaders Forum at the Columbia University on September 23, 2014.
Lilu the Lilac Scotfold
The Scottish Fold. Known for it’s rare distinctive folded ears, combined with their reputation as unusually loving companions, make Folds highly sought-after pets that’s typically cost more than kittens of common breeds. The breed has Osteochondrodysplasia (OCD), a developmental abnormality that affects the cartilage and bone development throughout the body. This condition causes the fold in the breed and in studies conducted so far, all folded cats are affected by it.
NEW YORK — Spectators patiently waits for the final tally between President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney during the Presidential Elections on November 6, 2012 in Times Square.
Stop the Killings
NEW YORK - Members of militant groups Gabriella and Bayan protests against President Benigno S. Aquino III in the Columbia University grounds at the World Leaders Forum on September 23, 2014. One of their concerns is justice for victims of the Ampatuan Massacre in 2009 that killed 58 innocent lives and 34 of which are journalists.
NEW YORK. Three people died and more than seventy were injured in the blast as Government officials from different departments respond to a gas leak explosion that flattened two buildings in East Harlem New York on the morning of March 12, 2014.
NEW YORK — The United States federal government announces to shutdown on October 1st, 2013 at 8 o’clock in the morning because the Congress failed to submit the spending bills to fund the government for the fiscal year 2014.
NEW YORK - Demonstrators of the People's Climate March paraded the New York City streets on Sunday, September 21, 2014 to raise awareness on climate change.
NEW YORK. A woman and her children duck and cover as they struggle to find the nearest shelter along the Coney Island boardwalk on Tuesday, July 8 2014. Winds up to 60mph battered the tri-state and blamed for the death of three people near Syracuse.
A Liter of Light
NEW YORK. My Shelter Foundation promotes their latest project called, A Liter of Light, while marching in the Philippine Independence Day Parade on May 13, 2014 in New York City. The foundation’s goal is to install one million bottles of light around the world by 2015. The project brings the eco-friendly bottle to light the communities living without electricity.
Sunrise by the boardwalk.
Cross Roads of the World
According to 2013 census, New York City ranks number 9 on cultural diversity in the United States with an over all diversity score of 82.5. Ranking first is Vallejo, California and Jersey City ranks second.
NEW YORK. Heavy clouds and strong winds hit the Coney Island Shore in Brooklyn hours before Superstorm Sandy makes landfall in the northeastern region of the country on October 29, 2012. The storm is responsible for the millions of households that lost it’s power, flooding the streets, tunnels and subway lines, and the hundreds of gas stations that could not pump gas for the tri-state area. Damage in the United States alone amounted to $65 billion.