A few weeks ago, I was at my parents’ house when my mom dug out a box of pictures from my first trip to New York City. I got a kick out of looking through them, and decided to post them to show you that even I was a tourist in NYC once! Hope you enjoy, and I’d love to know if your first trip to the Big Apple was similar to mine in the comments.
Technically, this wasn’t my first trip to New York – I’d previously been with parents once before, when I was a 13. But this was my first trip on my own, with just my friend. I’m still not sure how we convinced our parents to let us go, but not only that, my dad let me borrow his Leica M6, under the one condition that should I lose it or break it, he would destroy me.
So what do two 16 year-olds do unsupervised in New York City? Er, touristy stuff, so it happens.
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The best way to encounter Sniffen Court is to stumble upon it by accident…which is exactly what I did the other day as I was walking up East 36th Street. From down the street, it’s nearly invisible…
…and then, halfway down the block, you come across this wonderful little alley lined with charming two-story brick residences:
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Standing outside the Brooklyn Army Terminal’s “Building B,” you might assume it to be just another of the many warehouses scattered throughout the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn.
But Building B has a secret…
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After I wrote about about the amusingly named Lois Lane in Staten Island, reader Brian K. wrote to me about another great one…
“Tennis Court,” in Flatbush, Brooklyn. Get it? Tennis Court? How are these slipping by??
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Haha, OK, very funny, Staten Island…
Now where’s Jimmy Olsen Drive?
I noticed this as I was driving down South Avenue in Staten Island last Friday. Google seems to think it’s Hughes Avenue – then again, they also insist on mislabeling the . . .
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