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!

8.31.2011

Barber Shop | Prospect Heights

"1 picture." That was the answer I got when I asked if I could photograph inside. Trying to distill the shop into one photo was hard. What to focus on? I decided on this wide shot, realizing later I'm in the frame. 
There is just something about barber shops. They are the microcosmos of a community.


604 Vanderbilt Ave Brooklyn, NY 11226 Neighborhood: Prospect Heights






8.17.2011

Peñas Food Market | Prospect Heights

What struck me about this bodega in particular was recycling of the sign. No need to paint over the entire thing - just add a new name and you're good to go. 

We love bodegas. There is something universal and comforting about stepping foot in the neighborhood corner bodega. Have you noticed that every bodega smells the same? 



589 Vanderbilt Ave Brooklyn, NY 11226  Neighborhood: Prospect Heights