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.



Lunch Hour NYC

Things have been quiet here on the blog – that’s because we’re working on a super cool project that we’ll share with you shortly.

In the mean time, as the dog days of August approach (and as we seek place to, um, borrow air conditioning), we absolutely urge you to visit the Lunch Hour NYC exhibit at the New York Public Library.

Lunch Time NYC looks at how to the notion of lunch has changed and shaped New York City over the past 150 years. The exhibit includes some amazing displays (our favorite is the Automat machine) and even some recipes of some of the most famous lunches in the city. 

You can find more information here, and as a bonus there will be food trucks stationed outside for your lunching pleasure. And here is a little something about the man who invented the hot-dog cart.