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NYC – Statue of Liberty – Mini

NYC – Statue of Liberty – Mini

Today,  I was off to watch the St Patrick’s Day Parade. I thought that the area  around the east 60’s and Central Park would be best. From the subway at Lexington Ave I made my way down Lex to east 61st Street On my walks I slow my pace and try to enjoy the walk […]

NYC – Beer – Baseball – J Ruppert – Yankees

NYC – Beer _ Baseball _ Colonel J. Ruppert _ Yankees Walking  down east 92nd street from 3rd Avenue to York Avenue,  I came upon a sign for a beer that I had not heard of in years – Knickerbocker. It reminded me that this area of Yorkville once had several breweries, one of which was […]

NYC – East Village_ St Mark’s Place – Theatre 80 – Original Hollywood Theater?

  As I was looking at the Mosaic Lampposts on 8th Street and St Marks Place, I tried to remember what the street looked like back in the late 60’s. I was not part of the culture but simply a tourist looking at the strange goings-on in the East Village. The street was crowded and […]

nyc – Wooden Framed Homes with Porches – a vanishing Group

A while back I wrote about NYC wooden framed houses.  I am always fascinated that some of them still exist. Over the years, many building are now marble and limestone townhouses, but there still exist charming houses, made of plain old wood. I am singling out a few that have front porches. I would imagine that there […]

NYC – Jefferson Market – a Greenwich Village (West Village) Landmark – part 2 of 2

This is an addition to the Blog NYC – Jefferson Market a Greenwich Village (West Village) Landmark -part 1 of 2 Across the street from the Jefferson Market Library and often missed are a few places that may be of interest to you. Note: They are tucked into small places. Standing in front of the […]

NYC – Hamilton Grange – uptown from the Broadway Stage

Nice place to check out if you’re a history buff and you enjoy exploring the lesser explored areas of the city the Hamilton Grange House is an interesting, easy, uncrowded place to visit. The house and tour are free. They offer a few tours throughout the day and there’s a small self-guided exhibit and video […]

NYC – Gotham – Superman – The Daily News Building

Once the home of  Superman and a Vintage Globe – The Daily News I suppose not many people go east of the Chrysler Building on east 42nd Street but those who do, will enjoy one of the city’s most historic Art Deco structures. The Daily News Building.   This was the home of America’s first […]