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.



Mark the Painter

I Love Old NY followed artist Mark Turgeon during all of  2011 to document his work and his lifestyle. He is a very old school guy who has been doing beautiful signs and storefronts all over the city for years and years. We started when Mark was doing the storefront of Buvette last winter (here and here). Recently,  we went to see his work at Tacombi and we were invited to his house,  where we had a chance to talk to him about his aesthetic,  his work and,  of course,  Old NY. 

Mark is the kind of guy who still sends and receives letters,  who collect postcards and many other objets witch give his little studio a strong personality. Mark told us many stories about his life and curiosities,  including a  special  postcard he received from a friend in Paris...

The black and white picture of a man which turned out to be no one other than Mark himself: a shot captured during the time he lived and painted in Paris. Among his prized possessions are the typewriter where he writes his traditional christmas postcards; the boots with the worn out soles hanging in the kitchen,  and last but lot least one of his first paints,  etc Enjoy the sneak peek at Mark the Painter. Full video coming soon!