Posted March 10, 2022 at 5:07 am
The storied Brooklyn Banks skate spot – an unofficial New York City landmark beneath the Brooklyn Bridge – “temporarily” shuttered in 2010. Now, twelve years later, a local nonprofit is looking to revive the skatepark as part of a larger park beautification project. Brooklyn Bridge Manhattan aims to reactivate and reunite the pockets of open […]
Posted June 17, 2021 at 5:06 am
A street artist known for drawing chalk hearts on the surfaces of downtown has died. The New York Post reports that pop art creative Hash Halper, aged 41, leaped from the Brooklyn Bridge last Friday. He did not survive the fall. The colorful hearts began in 2014, while the self-proclaimed “New York Romantic” worked at […]
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!