Posted January 8, 2018 at 5:12 am
Two weeks of sub-freezing temperatures and the East River is packed with ice floes. The waterway is freezing around the edges and bouncing with the tide – on both sides. Although, not quite as dramatic as those reports from the nineteenth century when a land-bridge was created from a frozen East River. For instance, in […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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!