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!

3.02.2012

The Kite Man of Central Park

A couple of years ago, we saw Frank Rodriguez flying his custom made kites in Central Park. Intrigued, we struck up a conversation and watched him interact with park-goers with whom he shared his love of kite flying. This short documentary is our tip of the hat to Frank, an amazing New Yorker in the true Old New York sense.


The Kite Man of Central Park from I Love Old NY on Vimeo.