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



Village Chess Shop | Village

The Village Chess Shop has been at the same location since 1972. In the heart of Greenwich Village,  just one block below Washington Square Park. It was the first place created where chess players could come and play,  as well as find a set to bring home. "The Chess Shop",  as they are commonly referred to,  takes great pride in displaying hundreds of chess sets from all over the world.  The Village Chess Shop is open 24 hours a day,  seven days a week,  365 days a year!

Village Chess Shop 230 Thompson Street, West Village


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  2. I don't know how to play chess, however I generally wondered, when strolling on Thompson Street, that a little piece could maintain not one, but rather two chess shops. I thought it made the road appear to be more gemutlich. Turns out, the two stores were severe opponents. A previous Chess Shop accomplice opened Chess Forum in 1995. Detailed the Times, "Not since Bobby Fischer proclaimed his last checkmate in 1972 has the downtown chess world been so torn in half." chessboard