Posted March 26, 2015 at 8:11 am
On this day in… 1823 – The New York Gas Light Company received its charter from the State Legislature. Headquartered at 102 Centre Street, the utility was tasked with replacing the whale-oil street lamps which were common since the 1760s. Their reach was the territory south of Grand Street. The advent of electric lighting in […]
Posted January 31, 2014 at 11:00 am
This unique drive-by film job is over one hundred years old. And it’s rather stunning. The found footage offers a brief glipmse of Lower East Side life shortly after the turn of the last century. It’s difficult to definitively determine the exact neighborhood locations, but after poring over the piece for some time, our best […]
Posted June 6, 2013 at 11:45 am
Last week, a 35-year-old Kips Bay resident was spotted carrying a 16-inch curved sword around Chinatown. Morgan Soto reportedly entered a Chinese buffet at Howard and Centre Streets armed for battle. The erratic actions caught the attention of a nearby traffic cop who gave chase and called for backup. An ambulance carted him away for a […]
Posted November 13, 2012 at 9:21 am
The Counterfeit Triangle in Chinatown is certainly prone to car accidents, and there has been no shortage of those in recent months. Remember the driver who suffered a seizure and plowed into an accessory shop? Or last week on Canal Street, when National Guard trucks reportedly ran the red and plowed over an elderly man […]
Posted March 9, 2011 at 6:28 am
No rest for the weary. That seems to be Olek’s mantra of late.
Last modified November 7, 2010 at 6:35 pm
Sitting quietly beside the recently-relocated Cowboy Shoe Repair at the nexus of Broome Street and Centre Market Pl is a sliver storefront currently undergoing some renovations. It’s pretty easy to walk by without noticing. Well, in a matter of weeks, this narrow space will birth a gallery showroom with an historical bent.