One of the crown jewels of Manhattan, the grand dame of New York City, is turning 100. We are talking, of course, about Grand Central Terminal. A century ago, on February 2, 1913 – after a decade of construction – the building that would revolutionize commuter train travel opened its doors.

There isn’t anything to say that hasn’t been said before about the building’s grandiose and tumultuous history. So, we offer something else to commemorate one of the most amazing buildings in the city: a 360 look at Grand Central. Part of a larger project photographing iconic landmarks in glorious 360 degrees, we teamed up with Shots 360 and photographer Thomas Erh, the man behind the lens of interactive 360º panoramic photography, to document some of our favorite Old New York places.


Enjoy!

3.31.2011

Mallard






















A few days ago I went to Queens to see a friend at Jamaica Hospital and I happened upon an old car repair shop. Living in Manhattan, car ownership (let alone car repair) never really crossed my mind, yet I fell in love with the beautiful signs from Mallard (Jamaica Avenue and 133 st.)

























The hand-painted BMW and Mercedes logos caught my eye and I absolutely love the broken "A" in the "auto repair" sign.








































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