This past Christmas, my aunt gave me a really neat gift she found in storage. Apparently, my grandmother took a trip to New York sometime in what must have been the 1950′s or early 60′s, and purchased one of those souvenir tablecloths with a cartoon tourist map of New York.
The artwork is great, . . .
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When I heard the rumors that Satan’s real estate division, Thor Equities, was allegedly planning to tear down some of the last remaining historic buildings in Coney Island in fear they might acquire landmark status (including the old Coney Island Bank below), I actually felt a chill run through me.
For anyone . . .
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There’s a strange little building at the corner of Lafayette and Howard Street, and for years, I’ve wondered what the story is with it:
The small portion on the left is a tiny one-level office, with the facade extending to cover the wall of a parking garage, whose entrance is through that . . .
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I was walking down West 58th Street when I saw it: exactly half a brownstone (12.5 feet), gloriously smooshed between two much larger apartment buildings:
I was immediately reminded of one of my favorite buildings in midtown, the very similar 19 West 46th Street, also measuring 12.5 feet.
. . .
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Have you ever seen those I Spy children’s books? Each page features a large picture of a whimsical location filled with detail, in which you’re supposed to search for various hidden items listed beside it. I used to have a few when I was a kid, and while I enjoyed the colorful and intricate settings, I never really thought about how much . . .
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