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!

10.24.2011

City Island - The Bronx

I've been curious about City Island for a long time. Before venturing out last summer, I really didn't have any idea of what to expect.
It is hard to believe this photo was taken on a New York City street. City Island is actually within NYC city limits, believe it or not. 
Love the fish statue with the googly eyes. It's at the entrance of the now defunct Neptune Restaurant. 
The island is only a few blocks wide, and every cross street is a dead end.