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.
You can read all about the sad news here, or you can get your butt over to 5 E 51st street and get one last burger before Saturday.
Yes, this is a chicken coup, right on Broadway! While many parts of Brooklyn surrounding the J train are rapidly gentrifying, this part of Broadway remains a mixture of derelict building, strong ethnic enclaves and lots of fun things to explore.
|Mark Turgeon, a long time friend of the blog and subject of an ongoing video project, is exhibiting his favorite works from 1988-2012 at the Gary Krauss Stratford Gallery in Chelsea. We were at the opening reception, which was packed with old friends and new admirers.|
There are also loads of photos on Gothamist. Enjoy!