new york zero

anonymous asked:

What do you think ever since new York is about? I feel a little stupid but I can't make sense of the lyrics

Well, it’s open to interpretation really like Harry said but mine is this one:

You know when you have to face adversitiy in your life, you have periods of hopelessness. Sometimes you get really depressed, feeling like you’re trapped and that there is no way out. I think this song was written in one of these moments. I t doesn’t mean Harry didn’t get out of of his funk after, there’s bound to be ups and downs in the shitty situation Harry and Louis are in, really.

Tell me something, tell me something
You don’t know nothing, just pretend you do
I need something, so tell me something new

This is about frustration. You can feel his anger here. And when you feel desperate you lash out, it’s only natural and very much human to do so. It doesn’t mean you blame your significant other for all the shit you’re going through. My guess is that babygate was supposed to be over a million years ago and that it didn’t. Either this verse addressed to Louis or one of their handlers, Anyway it’s totally understandable. 

Choose your words ‘cause there’s no antidote
For this curse or what’s in waiting for
Must desert you just before you go

This is to me a clear hint to their closet (the curse)  and the way it straining on their relationship. Remember something (because I’m sure this will get me shit), couples have bad years (not bad days mind). It doesn’t mean they stop loving each other or that they have resentment between them, but it’s naive to think that they never fought about the way to handle it or were always on the same wavelength all the time about it. I believe this song is about one of these moments. (and yes I believe they have worked through it).

Oh, tell me something I don’t already know
Oh, tell me something I don’t already know

When you have the same argument over and over again with your partner and you feel like you’re trapped, this is something you’re bound to say

Brooklyn saw me, empty avenues
There’s no water inside this swimming pool
Almost over, that’s enough from you

This one fucked me up so bad omg. This screams despair (glass half empty analogy, almost over that’s enough for you– I almost hear us scream “END IT” in the background vocals)

It’s like he’s saying “stop with your wishful thinking, be realistic”, it’s like witnessing one of their arguments and this is why it’s painful for me.

I’ve been praying, I never did before
Understand I’m talking to the walls
And I’ve been praying ever since New York

In this moment, there is no way out, no silver lining, the glass is half empty. No one is singing “Just Hold On” here. It’s the lowest of the lowest point. But remember something, once you reached rock bottom, there’s only one way to go: UP. (I believe other songs will feature this topic heavily on the album: the silver lining, just like it shows in the way he wrote in 1D albums.)

Bottomline, I believe something happened in New York, maybe this is where they learned Babygate had to go on for much longer than anticipated? I really don’t know. But what I do know is that the song is about one of the lowest points in Harry’s life and that it’s the only song he wrote without a silverlining somewhere. 

9/11 Memorial - New York City, USA

Encompassing 110,000 square feet of space, the 9/11 Memorial Museum was built to honor the victims of the terrorist attacks on both September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993. The memorial cost $USD700 million to build, with funds being collected through both private and public donations. The museum presents 23,000 images, 10,300 artifacts, 500 hours of moving images and 1,970 oral histories. 

The Memorial’s twin reflecting pools are each nearly an acre in size and feature the largest manmade waterfalls in North America. The pools sit within the footprints where the Twin Towers once stood.


I love that I’m a successful young person living in New York City and get zero questions about anything…but anyone that posts a vaguely thirst trapping photo gets tons of likes and praise. Where the fuck are the people that want to talk about old Hollywood, fashion, art, literature, etc?

Where are the people that are still gagged that Balenciaga mentored Ungaro, De La Renta, and Givenchy? I want to talk to those people. Get at me.

Freedom Tower

I took this not long ago at the World Trade Center in what is called ground zero. A lot has happened in the last thirteen years and now the Freedom Tower is in the final stages of completion. The sight of this building leaves a feeling that cannot be conveyed, but you soon realize its more than just a building, it’s a symbol of revitalization on many levels. Eventually the people working here will go about their business day in and day out, a return to some semblance of normal. But to anyone coming here, residents, workers and visitors such as myself, it is undeniably an emotionally charged setting.

A Time for Thanksgiving

As we celebrate our unity in diversity, let us give thanks for all of God’s blessings, including the blessing of family, friends and country.

“Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.” (1 Chronicles 16:34)

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!

Photo: World Trade Center, New York, NY. These demolished steel girders of the World Trade Center were found like this at Ground Zero – in the shape of a cross. Hanging off of it is the remains of a huge globe originally situated in the plaza, also destroyed that day. Twenty feet tall, the cross is now installed on a base as a permanent memorial to that day and to those who lost thier lives.


Mapping Ebola

Via The New York Times:

Patient Zero in the Ebola outbreak, researchers suspect, was a 2-year-old boy who died on Dec. 6, just a few days after falling ill in a village in Guéckédou, in southeastern Guinea. Bordering Sierra Leone and Liberia, Guéckédou is at the intersection of three nations, where the disease found an easy entry point to the region.

A week later, it killed the boy’s mother, then his 3-year-old sister, then his grandmother. All had fever, vomiting and diarrhea, but no one knew what had sickened them.

Two mourners at the grandmother’s funeral took the virus home to their village. A health worker carried it to still another, where he died, as did his doctor. They both infected relatives from other towns. By the time Ebola was recognized, in March, dozens of people had died in eight Guinean communities, and suspected cases were popping up in Liberia and Sierra Leone…

…Now, with 1,779 cases, including 961 deaths and a small cluster in Nigeria, the outbreak is out of control and still getting worse. Not only is it the largest ever, but it also seems likely to surpass all two dozen previous known Ebola outbreaks combined.

Images: What You Need to Know About the Ebola Oubreak, via The New York Times. Select to embiggen.