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 360ยบ panoramic photography, to document some of our favorite Old New York places.


Enjoy!

3.14.2011

Nostalgia gone too far?

Sure we all bemoan the "good old days" one way or another, yet sometimes I think this nostalgia can go a bit too far. Not all things new! and improved! are necessarily bad and not all changes are for the worst. There are things that belong in the past and should stay there, safely tucked away. Case in point? Pick pocketing. Yes, it's a skill and yes, if you look at it purely as such it's pretty impressive. But do I wish it would be more wide spread? Absolutely not!

NPR recently did a story about the dying art of pickpocketing, and while it's super interesting in an Ocean's 11 fashionably-retro sort of way, I really hope it stays in the archives of history and not make a comeback to the front pages of the NYC tabloids.

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