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!

9.05.2011

Tanquerey Studios | Corner of 14th and 6th ave


One of my New York dreams is to be able to walk through neighborhoods such as the West Village back in the day when men used to wear hats and ties and carefully styled mustaches. Present day 14th street is one of my least favorite places in the city - it's just dirty,  crowded,  charmless and filled with stores selling cheap stuff. This past sunday,  on a visit to the Green Flea at Columbus and 76th, I came across this old portrait and the address: Corner of 14th and 6th ave,  New York. On the back,  there is a beautiful illustration of what that corner looked like at that time. I really miss this New York that I will never have a chance to know. And of course,  I would love to know all about this gentleman who is now framed on my wall.  


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