Brooklyn Bridge

Down in the Vault: Brooklyn Bridge’s Champagne History and Caviar Dreams

Last modified July 27, 2017 at 11:40 pm

The day I meandered around the Brooklyn Bridge mooring and ended up within the vault interior on the Manhattan side was the day a faux accent got me the hell out of dodge… Miss, are you lost? Ya. Do you speak in English? You can’t be in here. Tour. Ya. Lost. Ya. Lost in a […]

Filed Under

Check Out the Oldest Surviving Footage of NYC [VIDEO]

Last modified March 5, 2015 at 8:41 am

Definitely check out the following video currently making the rounds… Yestervid compiled the alleged “oldest surviving footage of recognizable parts of New York City,” and stitched together an easily-digestible clip. Each of the twenty-eight snippets is accompanied by graphics indicating map coordinates of the shooting locations. Dates of the captured video range from 1896 to […]

Filed Under

Rosh Hashanah in the 1900s Lower East Side [PHOTOS]

Posted September 4, 2013 at 11:14 am

Rosh Hashanah begins tonight at sundown, so to those who celebrate, here’s to a happy and sweet new year! Eat plenty of apples and honey. And brisket. To help celebrate, we’ve collected a bunch of historic photos that capture Jewish Lower East Siders observing the holiday. You’ll notice that most of the shots unearthed show prayer […]

Filed Under

Skateboarding New York City, Circa 1985 [Video]

Posted May 25, 2012 at 10:19 am

Living in a time where skateboarding is practically mainstream than ever, it’s always fun to look back at the vintage days.

Filed Under

New Municipal Archive Photo Site Collapses Under Demand

Posted April 26, 2012 at 6:28 am

Tuesday morning, the Department of City Records lifted the veil on roughly 870,000 photos of Manhattan dating as far back as the mid-1800s.

Filed Under

Weekend Edition: December 4

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:11 am

[Photo Credit: Several Seconds]

Filed Under

Streets

Alternate History Postcards of New York City

Posted August 26, 2011 at 10:11 am

Readers need not be science fiction aficionados to appreciate the awesomeness of these re-purposed greeting cards. Check ’em out inside!

Scary Sturgeon Beached Beneath Brooklyn Bridge

Posted May 24, 2011 at 6:28 am

We’re gonna need a bigger boat! Close-up pictures of the beast after the jump!

Streets

Weekend Edition: May 22

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:11 am

[Photo Credit: Several Seconds]

Filed Under