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Nearly every location I’ve written about is marked on the above map; below is a chronological order of Scouting NY posts. If you’re looking for something in particular, try the search box in the sidebar. And for those in a rush, here’s a list of my favorite posts to date!

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  1. Do you ever run across New Deal murals or sculptures? There are hundreds in New York (I have a list). If you are able to photograph any, please consider submitting them to the New Deal Art Registry, which has an impressive database of surviving New Deal public art around the country but very few in NYC (no correspondents there). Appreciate your help, or that of any interested person.

    • There are three wonderful New Deal murals in the Fort Lee Post Office. They depict three different periods in Fort Lee history, the arrival of Europeans and their interaction with the Native Americans, the Revolutionary War, and the early movie industry in Fort Lee. The post office is on Main st and is worth a stop if you are in the area.

  2. Barbara……….You might want to look at post offices,court houses and other public buildings erected during the New Deal.There is a post office in Woodhaven Queens New York which has one such mural I believe named “The Four Freedoms”.

  3. Nick, how did you set up your archive page? I love it and would like the drop down option on mine as well. I use wordpress so if there is a Widget or something I need to add, can you please let me know? Thanks!


  4. This page looks really cool.. love the comments about the new deal murals never heard about that before..

  5. What happened to the ‘The Painter on East 34th Street’ article that you posted on 23 January? Are you planning on restoring it? Wonderful article (as they all are), and one of my favourite blogs. Thanks for all your hard work.

  6. Very nice blog i really like this thanks for shearing.

  7. wow, that’s a lot of locations you’re visited!

  8. Why can’t I click on the archives?…………….thanks

  9. We’re a gaggle of volunteers and opening a brand new scheme in our community. Your web site provided us with helpful info to paintings on. You’ve done an impressive process and our whole group can be thankful to you.

  10. You should do a walking tour post about the 2010 movie, Remember Me. It’s a beautiful, little seen film set in Lower Manhattan, and Brooklyn (Heights, I think.) Despite a very sad ending, when I saw it, it felt like NY was one of the characters to me. I just read your tour of Titanic sites, and found your research fascinating!

  11. I’ve visited NYC for the first time last year, and it was such a shock for me that I’m almost sure I’ll come back in about 10 days again.

    I’ve discovered your webiste by trying to find alternate ways to visit the city … and the way you’re living it is the same than mine in Paris.

    I’m pretty sure I’ll make sure to go to some places referenced on your website, such a great job !

    Thank you


  12. Chinatown Fair is still open. They even have a Facebook page.

  13. I am truly delighted to glance at this webpage posts
    which consists of tons of valuable data, thanks for providing such information.

  14. Does anyone remember the name of a very romantic restaurant that was in the east side 50’s near the 59th street bridge. It wasn’t open every night but the place was beautiful and the food delicious. I think it might have been called something like Nichols Cafe, but I have been trying to remember and cannot find any reference to it by googling.

  15. Really enjoyed your site. Please continue your fine work…………..Thank you

  16. I took this pic about a month ago by the World Trade Center Path Station, is this him?? The orange color might have gone away after a few cleanings… Btw he didn’t like that I took his picture.

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