42nd Street

‘Kobe and Gigi Bryant Park’ Makeshift Memorial in the Subway

Posted January 29, 2020 at 5:07 am

The subway tributes to fallen basketball all-star Kobe Bryant continue apace. Monday saw the arrival of “Kobe” tapes above a Bryant Park station marker. (Similar subway nods included Aretha Franklin following her death in 2018.) Yesterday afternoon, the gentleman in this photo taped a bouquet of flowers to one of the load-bearing columns in the […]

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Times Square Porn Industry the Subject of New HBO Project by David Simon

Posted June 19, 2015 at 5:20 am

Fans of smutty city history and The Wire will treasure this news. Prolific screenwriter David Simon is developing a new show for HBO about the porn industry with frequent collaborator George Pelecanos. Aptly dubbed The Deuce (nickname of yore for 42nd Street), the potential show (it’s still in an early phase) will “chronicle the legalization and […]

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Take in the Sights and Sounds of Midtown NYC, Circa 1990 [VIDEO]

Posted January 6, 2014 at 9:37 am

Here’s a vintage video to help pass the doldrums of your post-holiday Monday morning. It’s simply a two-minute stroll along the streets of New York City on July 18, 1990. Back when Hard to Kill and Robocop 2 were still playing at the Harris Theatre on 42nd Street. The footage was predominantly shot in and […]

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Cruel or Cool: Meet the Hot Pink Dog

Posted August 1, 2013 at 12:18 pm

File this under punk rock … or cruelty to animals.

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Microsoft Turns 42nd Street Shuttle Pink to Promote Surface Tablet

Posted December 18, 2012 at 6:48 am

This latest visual assault – unpretty in pink – is sponsored by Mircrosoft to promote its underwhelming Surface tablet.

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