Tag Archives: Manhattan

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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Behind the Scenes at Radio City Music Hall

The talented Rockettes might be the main attraction at Radio City Music Hall during the holidays, but the space itself is a true wonder. Stunning Art Deco details are everywhere you look, and just walking into the dramatic lobby can … Continue reading

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Bloom Town City

Ahhh… spring has finally taken hold in New York, and the city is showing off that extra dash of color that seems to put everyone in a good mood. Well, maybe not everyone, but at least the ones that can’t … Continue reading

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Your Modern Barber Shop

We’ve been walking by this Harlem barber shop sign on 116th Street for years, and I finally remembered to grab a photo. It’s for a salon on the ground floor of the Malcolm Shabazz Mosque. There’s something about it that … Continue reading

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Grand Central Terminal, You Are One Sexy Centenarian

Happy 100th Birthday Grand Central Terminal! We hope you know how much we at 106th Street love you. We also know you barely survived. Over fifty years ago, there were plans to demolish you and build something modern, tall, spectacular. … Continue reading

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Riding Above The Chaos: Roosevelt Island Tram

Am I the only New Yorker that will walk by the Roosevelt Tramway plaza on a Saturday and say to myself, “Hey, I have a MetroCard. I should just jump on real quick and take a ride.” Maybe. But I’m … Continue reading

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