“Going to a job, going to a fire is almost as good as an orgasm. Going to a shooting is almost like a heroin fix to me.” Newly retired multimedia journalist Todd Maisel looks back on 38 years shooting and covering New York City.

Bonus video, if you’d like more Maisel—he spoke last year with Alex Brook Lynn last year for her Don’t Bury the Lede celebration of New York journalism. Check it out!

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