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!

6.28.2011

Jazz Age | Governors Island

While this is technically not old, it's "Old-Inspired." These photos were taken at the Jazz Age event/concert at Governor's Island. 

The band is Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra. Pretty great stuff - you can check them out here

Even better if you have a pair of wing tips


6.08.2011

The Subway Sun


All the annoyances of the modern day subway are nothing new if these advertisements are any indications. Looks like people were rude and impolite, although I find it hard to believe. After all, they wore fancy hats!


Via NYC Transit Museum


6.01.2011

Vivian Maier | Super nanny and street photographer

Street photography always provides a glimpse into a moment in the past – it could be last week, last year or last century. Needless to say, we absolutely love street photography.   We just came across the work of Vivian Maier, a amateur street photographer and full time nanny. Throughout her life, she took more than 100,000 candid photos of the streets of New York, Chicago and wherever else her jobs took her.  




Starting in the 1950s and working well into the 1990s, Vivian Maier is still largely unknown, however this should change soon. An exhibit featuring some of her photographs is schedule to open in New York  on December 15th at the Howard Greenberg Gallery.  You can read more about Vivian Maier and see more of her photos here.