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.



House of Oldies | West Village

I was really surprised when I "discovered" the House of Oldies. It felt like stepping into a huge record museum crammed into a very tiny space. Very. Tiny. 

Bob Abramson has owned the store since 1968, and counts more than 1,000,000 records – rock, blues and soul – in his inventory. As the name suggests, House of Oldies specializes in out of print records from the 50s, 60s and 70s. 

Floor to celling records.

Stepping out of the store and seeing modern-day cars is like a time capsule in reverse

No idea what 1950s Metal sounds like, but now I'm curious.