Michael Karlesky

A cabinet of wonders. Minus the cabinet. And possibly the wonders.


  • Giant Christmas decorations in midtown Manhattan.
  • Rockefeller Center.
  • World famous Rockefeller Center skating rink.
  • Radio City Music Hall.
  • Espresso machine at Sunday brunch after church.
  • Part of the Thanksgiving spread before dinner. It was amazing. Ten people. We had a view of the Empire State Building.
  • The Christmas tree at MetroTech Commons onto which my lab at school looks.
  • Our new chalkboard at my apartment wherein we put up our Christmas tree.
  • NBC Studios at 30 Rockefeller Plaza.
  • 23rd Street station.
  • Wooden escalator at Macy’s.
  • The moon peeking over a sign on a beautifully clear New York City autumn night.
  • Chelsea Market.
  • Stephanie, a friend from home, celebrating a big birthday in the city.
  • 9/11 Memorial: Tower Two pool.
  • 9/11 Memorial: Backlit names of the fallen surrounding the pool.
  • A view inside the as-yet incomplete 9/11 Museum: A pair of the Twin Towers’ structural “tridents.”
  • Toys in my lab at school for a project.