Tag Archives: Manhattan

Halloween in NY: Bleecker Street

Halloween is the only time of the year that I actually pay attention to store window displays, and I’m always impressed by the offerings on Bleecker Street in the West Village. I took a bike ride down Bleecker today to take some pictures (I’m convinced there’s some sort of secret neighborhood association that spreads extra leaves on the ground to ... Read More »

The Film Locations of Taxi Driver (Part 3)

Just finding us? Start with Part 1 of our Taxi Driver examination to avoid confusion! Continuing along where we last left off, Travis takes Betsy to Times Square for their ill-fated movie date. Exactly where they are is tough to place as they walk along Broadway/7th Ave, but based on the median, I believe they’re at the corner of 45th ... Read More »

The Film Locations of Taxi Driver

If locations were billed alongside actors, Robert DeNiro would share co-starring credits on Taxi Driver with New York City.   The character of Travis Bickle is utterly co-dependent with the New York of 1976, a spawn of all that New York had become at the time. Without the tough, dangerous, smut-filled, immoral, seedy, dank, sweaty, filthy, gritty streets of that ... Read More »

The Owls of PS 110

Next time you’re heading over the Williamsburg Bridge to Brooklyn, either driving or on the pedestrian walkway, be sure to check out the public school on the south side. PS 110 (the Florence Nightingale school) has one of my favorite school adornments in the city… …a roof covered in owls! They’re perched everywhere, from these five on the center arch… ... Read More »

The Film Locations of Ghostbusters (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of our look at Ghostbusters – Click here for Part 1! With this article, we’re completing our “New York, You’ve Changed” look at Ghostbusters. Picking up where we left off, Egon, Ray, and Peter have been kicked out of Columbia and have since purchased a Tribeca firehouse to base their fledgling ghostbusting business in. In this ... Read More »

The Unbelievable Buried Town on Governors Island

Note: This does not exist anymore! Read the comments for more information! Do not go out to Governors Island looking for it! Today, I finally got on the ferry and went out to Governors Island. For you non-New Yorkers, Governors Island is an island located just south of Manhattan and was once used as a military base. An entire complex of ... Read More »

Strangeness Afoot in Old Trinity Cemetery

I was scouting the Old Trinity Cemetery when a guy walked up to me and asked if I had seen any chickens. OK, that sounds like the beginning to a joke. Before I delve into my odd story, let me give a quick rundown on one of the most beautiful and interesting outdoor spaces in New York City. Covering four ... Read More »

The Wall Street Fish

I love that thousands of New Yorkers go about their business every day unaware of the countless eyes watching from the skies. Case in point: this building I noticed while scouting a rooftop near Wall Street: They’re virtually impossible to see from the street, but lining the top floor is a row of fish. Maybe they act as some sort ... Read More »

Stained Glass on the Subway

As the MTA rehabilitates subway and train stations across the city, about 1% of its annual budget is allotted for installing permanent art installations intended to “raise the quality of the ride.” It’s a fantastic program that means you could enter the 4-Train station at 167th St & Jerome in the Bronx… …and see this design by Carol Sun brightening ... Read More »