Author Archives: Craig Nelson

About Craig Nelson

Exploring, cooking, drinking, riding the subway, bowling...a writer and editor based in New York. I'm a city lover who edits the blog for EuroCheapo, tweet for NFT, writes for ShowTickets.com, explores for Spotted By Locals and has worked at various under-the-radar companies like Google. Feel free to drop a line at across106thstreet@gmail.com or on twitter at @across106th.

City Love: Meandering Through Paris

I was lucky enough to visit Paris near the end of last year. It was only my fourth time in the City of Light, but somehow I always feel at home there. My French is horrible, but that doesn’t stop … Continue reading

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Holiday Cheer Along The Harlem Meer

Everyone knows about the charms of Rockefeller Center and Radio City Music Hall at Christmas time, especially the famous spruce that attracts millions of onlookers. But did you know New York City is also home to a “floating” Christmas tree? Not many people make … Continue reading

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Graffiti Hall of Fame: Welcome to H-A-R-L-E-M

One of the highlights of living in East Harlem is all of the street art on view, and I always look forward to walking by The Graffiti Hall of Fame (at 106th and Park) on the way to Central Park. The … Continue reading

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Di Fara: The Pizza Served in Heaven (or at least Midwood)

If you know anything about pizza or New York, then you’ve heard of Di Fara Pizza. Located way out on Avenue J, it’s a trek for those without a car coming from Manhattan. The line is always ridiculous with waits … Continue reading

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Bagels: A Bite of New York City History

It’s a debate that never ends: Who makes the best bagels in New York City? Everyone has their favorite, but opinions can get heated. But that’s the fun of the New York bagel obsession. Although it’s getting harder and harder … Continue reading

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A Snowy Tree Grows in East Harlem

When you’ve lived in a neighborhood for several years, you start to really notice the small details–a colorful doorway, a stunning mural, a flower in a window, the friendly octogerian guy sweeping the sidewalk. But sometimes it takes a jolt … Continue reading

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Frozen Tunnels: Metro-North Viaduct Icicles

Winter in the city creates all sorts of challenges from slippery black ice to chilly waits for the bus. But the invigorating cold air also brings out a special beauty in New York that you won’t experience any other time … Continue reading

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