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.



Letterpress | Brooklyn

A couple weeks ago we went to the The Arm,  a letterpress studio in Brooklyn to learn the art of letterpress printing. Letterpress  was the standard way of printing text invented by Gutenberg in the mid-15th century until the 19th century. It remained in wide use for books and other uses until the second half of the 20th century.

We invited the artist Mark Turgeon,  whom we have been following for the better part of a year,  to come along  create a series of postcards for I Love Old NY. Mark's choice was to use his poem wrote in the 80s to express all his feelings for NY.


Astor Place

Astor Place  is a local station on the IRT Lexington Avenue Line of the New York City Subway. Completed in 1904,  it is one of the original twenty-eight stations in the system. The station is on the List of Registered Historic Places in New York.

I love the former women's restroom converted into newsstand.