#OnlyInNewYork: These Vanished Newsstands Photos Are a 90s Time Capsule


Newsstands are still around, but like benches and bike stands, you only notice them when you really need one. Otherwise, they are sort of invisible. More than 300 newsstands still operate in the city today and most are in Manhattan. There are few in the Bronx, Brooklyn, and ... See the Rest

#WhatTheFrick?: Nearly EVERYONE Seems To Be Against the Frick’s Expansion, But Is It Really THAT Bad?


NYC's Frick Collection has a controversial expansion plan, which involves replacing a garden, designed in 1977, with a Davis Brody Bond-designed stair-stepped building. The proposed renovation, which is NOT finalized and needs the Landmarks Preservation Commission's approval, ... See the Rest

#PublicArt: Thomas Houseago “Masks (Pentagon)” Is Unmasked In Rockefeller Center


Walking through 30 Rock last Monday afternoon, I came out into Rockefeller Plaza upon sculptor Thomas Houseago Masks (Pentagon), which was being installed overlooking the Rockefeller Center ice rink. Right where the Christmas goes every year. It was unveiled and consists of five ... See the Rest

#FlashbackFriday: An Elevator Trip UP Memory Lane Shows 500 Years of NYC History


When the observatory at One World Trade Center opens next month the elevator ride will take passengers up memory lane. The five elevators that service the observatory will feature an immersive time-lapse animation which "recreates the development of New York City’s skyline, from ... See the Rest

#PictureThis: Matt Lipps’ “Library” Series Is The Time of Your Life


Matt Lipps’ work combines collage, constructed still life, and appropriated imagery and photography into a new and original form. This new exhibition consists of these 13 large-scale works from Lipps’ series “Library”, based on images from Time-Life’s 1970s seventeen volume set ... See the Rest

#RealEstatePorn: Inside Lauren Bacall’s $26 Million Dakota Apartment


The Dakota is the legendary building where John & Yoko lived, where Rosemary's Baby was set and back in 1961 where actress Lauren Bacall bought an apartment there. She lived there up until her death last year. I've told the story before (and I'll tell it again) but I was at a ... See the Rest

#TBT: 20 Amazing Street Photos of New York City In The 70s

68th and Broadway, facing Northeast, 1980

I was a teenager in Texas during all of it, so I missed out on the New York City of the 1970s. It was a very different place than where I live today. The Bowery, now lined with million dollar apartments, lived up to it's infamous name by hosting much of the city's illicit ... See the Rest

#TBT: This 120 Year-Old Footage of New York City Is Amazing!


Talk about "Throwback Thursday" – this footage, the oldest in existence, really is pretty incredible. Some map graphics have been added in case you aren't that familiar with the city. Viewers get to pinpoint exactly where these landmarks are in contemporary New York City. I think ... See the Rest