Last week, I was driving around in a southeastern area of the Bronx…
…when the road I was following came to an abrupt end, with a series of signs forcing me to turn right. I turned…
…and all of a sudden, it was like I was in a completely different world.
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I’ve been doing a lot of scouting in the Highbridge Section of the Bronx, a neighborhood largely composed of large brick apartment buildings.
The other day, I was driving down Woodycrest Avenue when something unusual caught my eye at the corner of West 167th Street…
What the heck was that stone building tucked in behind the one-story shops??
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Where did Scouting NY go on vacation? The American Museum of Natural History, of course! Of all New York’s museums, the AMNH is my absolute favorite – nothing fires both my brain and my heart more than staring at their wonderful dioramas (fun fact: the AMNH has one of the longest hallways in New York, stretching from Columbus Ave to Central Park West).
Looks like most readers figured out what was going on, though I’m pleased to see that at least a few of you were fooled until #12 (if by any chance you actually thought I was on an Alaskan mountain ledge with some goats, I have a bridge for sale…).
Everyone who guessed correctly was entered. The winner was SVEN, who went the distance and guessed at all 18, and actually got a pretty decent amount correct. Sven wins two passes to the AMNH complete with all the special exhibits and the planetarium show!
And now, for anyone who was wondering…
1) New Hampshire
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I have a confession to make: about a year ago, I was ready to leave New York. For some reason, all the negatives of city living had really gotten to me: the high rent, the go-go-go mentality, the lack of space, the traffic, the noise…
Luckily, my fiancee talked me off the ledge, and instead suggested we make a goal to visit as many places that were the opposite of New York City over the next year as possible. And so we did. Our travels included day trips upstate, weekend trips to New England, a nearly month-long roadtrip around the western US, and more – all with an emphasis on getting back to nature. We saw some unbelievable sights, and I’ve been trying to figure out an excuse for sharing some of my pictures with you. So it’s time for a contest!
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The other day, I received an email asking if a bus station, dating to the 1930s, still existed at the Hotel Carter.
A hidden bus station from the 1930s? In Times Square?? I’d never heard of this before (in fact, I only knew of the Hotel Carter as one of the dirtiest hotels in . . .
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So here’s a mystery. A few months ago, I got an email from reader Matthew J. advising me to check out Brothers Hardware at 26 West 38th Street.
The shop is pretty unassuming from the outside…
But go inside…
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