Despite living in New York for ten years, I’ve never gone to Atlantic City. I’m not sure what’s held me back – the lack of a car is certainly part of it, but I think the main reason is that the whole excursion has always felt like too much planning…Which hotels, which casinos, how much to spend, how to get around, where . . .
→ Read More: Scouting Atlantic City (Er, When It’s Not So Snowy)
Wanted to share some really neat details I noticed while scouting in Chelsea the other day. This building, at the corner of 23rd & Ninth, is known as London Terrace Gardens and actually stretches all the way to 10th Ave. When it was built in 1931, it was considered the largest apartment building in the world.
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→ Read More: Chelsea Birds Are Watching You
I was walking down 49th Street west of 8th Ave when I noticed an unusual building behind a construction barrier…
Clapboards, in Times Square?? Given that anything new in this area tends to be glass, steel, or less frequently brick, this is definitely an oddity, silly gimmick or not. But is this a new . . .
→ Read More: Clapboard House Goes Up in Times Square (??)
When I saw it today at 59th and 8th, I didn’t realize I had come across a legend.
At the time, it seemed like a clever novelty: a bike completely decked out in Metrocards (for non-New Yorkers, a Metrocard is a NYC subway pass).
Great job, right? I like the . . .
→ Read More: The Legend of the Metrocard Bike
In these troubling times, it is refreshing to know that somewhere in the Socony-Mobil building…
…Perched high above 42nd Street…
…A masked avenger keeps a constant vigil over us.
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→ Read More: Masked Vigilante on 42nd Street
Walking west on 12th Street from 3rd Ave, you probably wouldn’t give it a second glance: a stone church located midway down the block.
Coming from the opposite direction, however, you might notice something decidedly wrong with it. In short, the church has no…church.
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→ Read More: Nobody Steps On A Church In My Town! Or Do They?…