Manhattan Railway Company, Station 5

Last modified August 11, 2009 at 11:29 pm

Amidst the hustle-bustle of food wholesalers along the bowels of Allen Street is a hidden piece of ephemeral New York.  Above the disheveled store signage at 100 Division Street is enough graffiti to distract the casual observer from seeing the century-old bronze lettering affixed to its facade – Manhattan Railway Co., Station 5. The brick […]

In the Boogie Down, Part I

Last modified July 12, 2009 at 11:51 pm

My sixth birthday present was an HO gauge electric train set, and from then I was hooked. By middle school, this railroad set evolved into an intricate setup with a scaled model landscape – truss bridge, mountain tunnel, and miniature town. Why bring this up, you ask? Well, each winter, the New York Botanical Garden […]