When you first turn onto West 95th Street from Broadway, it seems like pretty much any Upper West Side block: a few apartment buildings, some fire escapes, a tree or two…Nothing in particular to catch the eye.
In fact, I’m not even sure how many trips down the street it took before I finally noticed the gate.
At first glance, you might think it to be the service entrance to the adjacent apartment building, or maybe the trash storage. But as you get closer, something very quickly comes into focus: a staircase…
…leading to what has to be the most unexpected byway on the Upper West Side:
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The other day, a Netflix movie showed up in my mail that, for the life of me, I couldn’t remember adding. What the heck was Pickup on South Street?
Most of the time this is a bad sign – I can’t tell you the number of terrible movies I’ve added to Netflix for reasons I’ve completely forgotten by the time they arrive. But Pickup on South Street turned out to be an excellent surprise.
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I was just going through an old hard drive when I came across some pictures of one of the odder things I think I’ve ever come across scouting…
Last August, I was scouting around Little Italy when I suddenly noticed a crowd of people forming at the corner of Mulberry & Grand.
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Looking to get out of the city, but not sure where to go? I’m a big fan of mini-roadtripping outside of New York, and this day-long excursion to Pennsylvania is one of my all-time favorites. Here’s the itinerary.
Destination #1: Yuengling Brewery – 501 Mahantongo Street, Pottsville, PA
First stop on the agenda is the Yuengling Brewery, the oldest continually-operating brewery in the United States. After all, is there a better way to spend the morning than drinking free beer?
Picture courtesy Flickr User Team K Online
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Even the cobblestone ones, apparently. Man, did this take me by surprise…
Seen in front of the NYSE.
For the longest time, I’ve been fascinated by the fact that underground rivers are said to flow deep below Manhattan, many following the same path they’ve taken for hundreds of years. And, the other day, while scouting for evil villain lairs, I finally got to see one for myself.
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