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Good Old Southampton. || JULY 18, 2014

"The train was so crowded, I had to sit in a seat facing the wrong way." (Melanie Smith as Rachel). "Oh, I like that. It's like going back in time."...SIGN UP

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Boardwalk Got You Hungry? Totonno’s Pizza. || JULY 11, 2014

“Mama! Mama! Johnny splashed me in the ocean…right in my face!” “Shhh…it’s ok, baby. We’re gonna go to Totonno’s and have some nice pizza – you’ll feel better!” “Baby!...SIGN UP

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We Didn’t Start The Fire, Island Lighthouse. || JULY 04, 2014

“This is the most important light for transatlantic steamers bound for New York. It is generally the first one they make and from which they lay their course.” -Annual Report of...SIGN UP

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THE WORKS; July 4th NYC. || JULY 03, 2014

"And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, gave proof through the night that our flag was still there." The Star Spangled Banner, Francis Scott Key. BOOM, BOOM,...SIGN UP

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Swimmin With The Fishes: Fulton Market. || JUNE 27, 2014

“There must be somethin' fishy goin' on” -Dolly Parton “Fish, fish, fish!...[Scrubs hands and sniffs them]…Still I smell of fish!” -Unhygienix (Daniel Caltagirone); “The Beach” In the early-to-mid 1800s, New York...SIGN UP

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More Bikinis. Less Sheep. Central Park. || JUNE 20, 2014

“Nothing's better than a picnic.” -Zooey Deschanel When you hear “picnic” and “New York City” in the same sentence, Central Park’s Sheep Meadow may be the first spot that comes to mind—and...SIGN UP

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Five Hundred Thousand Mermaids. || JUNE 13, 2014

“Maybe we could go to Coney Island, Maybe I could sing the national anthem… Buy my purple wig For my mermaid video” -Lana Del Ray The Coney Island Mermaid Parade is a beloved annual...SIGN UP

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GIDDYUP! The Stakes Are High: Belmont. || JUNE 06, 2014

“The profession of book writing makes horse racing seem like a solid, stable business.” JOHN STEINBECK. No comment John…but we do love your play on the word stable…always thinking, John!...SIGN UP

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Hot Sun Plus Cold Italian Ices Equals Happy. || MAY 30, 2014

“We are gathered here tonight to sing Praises to the Lemon King! To lick the cup, life's fleeting pleasure -- An absolute New York refresher treasure” -Bob Holman & Steve...SIGN UP

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Long Weekend? Zoo York City Much? || MAY 23, 2014

“Someone told me it's all happening at the zoo. I do believe it; I do believe it's true. It's a light and tumble journey From the East Side to the Park. Just a fine and...SIGN UP

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All Aboard: Fleet Week! || MAY 16, 2014

“New York, New York, it’s a wonderful town. The Bronx is up, but the Battery's down. The people ride in a hole in the groun'. New York, New York…it's a wonderful town!” -...SIGN UP

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Take Four Left Turns & You Get Carousel. || MAY 09, 2014

“Then the carousel started, and I watched her go round and round...”—Holden Caulfield in “The Catcher in the Rye” When it first opened in 1857, Central Park didn’t boast the wide assortment...SIGN UP

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Let The Sunshine In; Aquarium! || MAY 02, 2014

“Encounter with highly abnormal sharklike fish! Ten meters in length, unfamiliar dorsal features, spots all over it!” –The Life Aquatic The British Are Coming Shortly after the American Revolution, amid increasing grievances...SIGN UP

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Just Musing: Washington Mews. || APRIL 25, 2014

“The ideal of quiet and genteel retirement, in 1835, was found in Washington Square, where the Doctor built himself a handsome, modern, wide-fronted house… I do not know whether it is...SIGN UP

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Stop And Smell The Easter Parade. || APRIL 18, 2014

“In your Easter bonnet, with all the frills upon it, You'll be the grandest lady in the Easter parade…” –Irving Berlin, “Easter Parade” Eastertime and public processions have had a long association,...SIGN UP

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Best Selfie Background AKA Cherry Blossoms. || APRIL 11, 2014

Sakura: “Cherry Blossom” Hanami: “Flower Viewing” “Sakura Hanami” = Seriously? Go back two steps, take four lefts, and call us in the morning. The Japanese have long celebrated hanami and the...SIGN UP

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Not Crazy; Wards Island Bridge. || APRIL 04, 2014

“We build too many walls and not enough bridges.” ISAAC NEWTON. Picnic grounds, sports fields, mini golf, tennis courts, park lands… what if we told you it was all accessible on...SIGN UP

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It’s Opening Day…BATTER UP! || MARCH 28, 2014

“You always get a special kick on Opening Day, no matter how many you go through. You look forward to it like a birthday party when you're a kid. You think...SIGN UP

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The Beastly Corner Bistro. || MARCH 21, 2014

"I have been a waitress, and I was a damn fine waitress too, let me tell you." JESSICA LANGE. [This is in context...trust us]. "I have no idea to this...SIGN UP

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Toasting St. Pat || MARCH 14, 2014

“It is a great honor to be a guest of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick tonight…I am deeply grateful for the hospitality of a society with such a noble...SIGN UP

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The Boot? We Ain’t Di Fara From It! || MARCH 07, 2014

[Down The Line] “Hey Mikey…this line’s killing me and I already got an earful from An’toinette this mawnin!” “Paulo…I don’t need you passin’ those earfuls off to me, pal. So if...SIGN UP

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Rock And Skate. || FEBRUARY 28, 2014

“Chilled brine, forced through miles of pipe laid in sand…making real ice, good ice, Pronto!...anytime, every time, all the time…warm days, cold days, snowy days, rainy days…new surface whenever required…skate when...SIGN UP

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Bridge Over Hell. || FEBRUARY 21, 2014

“Mr. Lindenthal conceived the bridge as a monumental portal for the steamers that enter New York Harbor from Long Island Sound. He also realized that this bridge, forms a conspicuous...SIGN UP

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You Don’t Have To Be Jewish: Sammy’s. || FEBRUARY 14, 2014

“Hey, Jude.” THE BEATLES. “Hey, Jew.” DANI LUV. “One of the most epic evenings I’ve ever had in New York…and I’m not even Jewish!” PATRON,...SIGN UP

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A NY Tunnel Named HOLLAND. || FEBRUARY 07, 2014

“I'm hanging out with my New York friends, my Jersey boys, my family and loving every single second of it.” ZACH BRAFF You ever think of any reason as to...SIGN UP

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NY Super Bowl Is NFL Full Circle. || JANUARY 31, 2014

“I think there are a lot of good people, a lot of good football guys in the NFL.” BILL PARCELLS We agree Coach Parcells! And over a hundred...SIGN UP

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A Landmark. A Tavern. || JANUARY 24, 2014

A long time shore, A longshore time, We’re stuffing, The barrels away! Stevedores them-bruts! Shuff’ling their boots! Just packing it in for the day! Tired ye’ friends and, Thirsty of course – Just time to put worries aside! Let’s...SIGN UP

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Mouth Watering J.G. Melon. || JANUARY 17, 2014

“I would rather be having a burger and beers with my mates but I can't do that when I know I've got to dance.” MICHAEL FLATLEY. [Michael, the riverdancing...SIGN UP

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Central Park On Ice; Wollman Rink. || JANUARY 10, 2014

“Floating downwards. Free-fall fast. Skating sideways. Slowly now. Floating backwards. Free-fall fast. Loop to loop… Ice skating at night.” David George Schelzel [The Ocean Blue; Ice Skating At Night]. “Skate!”...SIGN UP

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Studying: The Madison Avenue Armory. || JANUARY 03, 2014

BOUTEZ EN AVANT!THE NEW YORK HUSSARS [ALL OF THEM]. If you speak French, you know the quote above is the battle cry, “Charge!” Can’t believe you don’t...SIGN UP

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Put 2013 in the Books! 10! 9! 8! || DECEMBER 27, 2013

“Merry New Year!” EDDIE MURPHY (TRADING PLACES). Two with One Stone: NYE at Church Compared to today’s extravaganza, the Times Square New Years Celebration had relatively humble beginnings. In the late...SIGN UP

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Freezing Cold Hot Chocolate: Serendipity! || DECEMBER 20, 2013

Ser•en•dip•i•ty noun \ˌser-ən-ˈdi-pə-tē \ Luck that takes the form of finding valuable or pleasant things that are not looked for. - Merriam Webster Dictionary A Delicious Find In the 2001 romancer that shares...SIGN UP

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Radio City Steals The Show. || DECEMBER 13, 2013

“On the ninth day of Christmas my true love sent to me…Nine Ladies Dancing.” (Wait…wait…there are many more than just nine Rockettes…). CUT! CUT! Again folks,…places…places. FROM THE TOP! The...SIGN UP

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Rock Center Tree Lighting. TONIGHT!! || DECEMBER 04, 2013

“I can think of nothing less pleasurable than a life devoted to pleasure.” JOHN D. ROCKEFELLER. Indulging in the holiday season, good times and good fortune – includes the simple and...SIGN UP

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Thanksgiving: A History. A Parade. Cheers. || NOVEMBER 28, 2013

A celebration of humility and survival. A time to rely on strength and offer that strength just the same to family, friends and strangers alike. Thanksgiving is a...SIGN UP

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The North Fork. WINE NOT?! || NOVEMBER 22, 2013

In 1611 Dutch Explorer, Adriaen Block, sailed what is now known as the Long Island Sound. Being one of the first Europeans to do so, he charted the waters and...SIGN UP

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Local To Coastal: Federal Hall. || NOVEMBER 15, 2013

"I do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution...SIGN UP

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Amazing Grace Church. || NOVEMBER 08, 2013

“How precious did that Grace appear - The hour I first believed.” John Newton. The famous Episcopalian Grace Church sits on a spacious lawn on the corner of 10th street...SIGN UP

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Horse and Carriage Still Reigns. || NOVEMBER 01, 2013

“Horse and Carriage – is for hire.” MASE. Hey Hansom In 1640, Nicolas Sauvage, a French businessman, started the first carriage-for-hire service on the streets of Paris. But it wasn’t until...SIGN UP

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War. Archibald Gracie. Ice Cream. Mansion. || OCTOBER 25, 2013

“It may be laid down as a primary position, and the basis of our system, that every Citizen who enjoys the protection of a Free Government, owes not only a proportion...SIGN UP

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Pedicab For Your Thoughts? || OCTOBER 18, 2013

Pedi-Cab: Rickshaw, Oversized Tricycle, Charming Transportation, Environmentally Friendly. “Pedi,” stems from the Latin root “Pedalis,” which translates in English as “Foot.” Foot-Cab! Trust us – it all adds up...SIGN UP

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Brooklyn Historical Society: 150 Years. || OCTOBER 11, 2013

Question: If you could have four guests…or parties… to your table for dinner – with a love and appreciation of Brooklyn…Would Barbara Streisand, President Lincoln, The Beastie Boys and Waris...SIGN UP

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National Arts Club-bing at The Tilden House || OCTOBER 04, 2013

“We are apt to forget that we are only one of a team; that in unity there is strength.”...SIGN UP

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Bridging The Gap To Williamsburg. || SEPTEMBER 27, 2013

“ The Aim of the Greeks in their work was beauty. The object wrought in our time is utility and the Williamsburg Bridge is the very temple. The highest achievement of...SIGN UP

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Holy Cannoli! Feast of San Gennaro. || SEPTEMBER 19, 2013

“Bells will ring ting-a-ling-a-ling, ting-a-ling-a-ling…And you'll sing…Vita Bella!" - Dean Martin, [That’s Amore]. They sure do each year, in downtown Gotham at the biggest, most famous and longest running outdoor festival in New...SIGN UP

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Turn it Up to 900 Degrees: Lombardi’s. || SEPTEMBER 13, 2013

Start with a little bit of warm water, some flour, dry yeast, a bit of olive oil, and a little salt. Preheat your coal oven to 900°F degrees,…and what’s...SIGN UP

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Chopsticks. Bridge. Elephant. Brooklyn. || SEPTEMBER 06, 2013

“The great city can teach something that no university by itself can altogether impart: a vivid sense of the largeness of human brotherhood, a vivid sense of man's increasing obligation to...SIGN UP

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Leave It All Behind. EAST HAMPTON. || AUGUST 30, 2013

“The only routine with me is no routine at all.” Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. East Hampton Beginnings Captain Lion Gardiner was an English military engineer who’d been stationed in the Netherlands when...SIGN UP

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Duck…Duck…POND! || AUGUST 23, 2013

The fast lane? Forget it. There’s at least twelve of ‘em – east and west. The crisscross shakes with so many people walking all over it, driving...SIGN UP

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Everyone LISTEN UP! The Ear Inn. || AUGUST 16, 2013

“When we assumed the Soldier, we did not lay aside the Citizen.” GEORGE WASHINGTON. “The one thing that can solve most of our problems is dancing.” THE...SIGN UP

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Take Me Out To The Brooklyn. || AUGUST 09, 2013

Baseball. The American Dream. It’s been the best diamond one could find for more than a century. A meritocracy filled with individualism, statistics, capitalism, risk, pulse, poise, heartbreak and...SIGN UP

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Frying Pan Afloat on The Hudson. || AUGUST 02, 2013

Fifteen yee and fifteen strong, We’re loading her up for the tour! The waves will be rough, and the storms’ll be tough – And we’re bringing our comrades to shore! Ale in your case...SIGN UP

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Oasis in Brooklyn: Botanic Garden. || JULY 26, 2013

“The love of gardening is a seed once sown that never dies.” Gertrude Jekyll. “Gardening is how I relax. It's another form of creating and playing with colors.”...SIGN UP

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Can You See The Light? MONTAUK. || JULY 19, 2013

“The rocky ledge runs far into the sea, And on its outer point, some miles away, The Lighthouse lifts its massive masonry, A pillar of fire by night, of cloud by day.” The Lighthouse,...SIGN UP

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Rocking with the Joneses. Nikon Amphitheater. || JULY 12, 2013

“Those who can, build. Those who can't, criticize.” Robert Moses. “Come hear Uncle John’s Band, playing to the tide…” The Grateful Dead. The Joneses Major Thomas Jones, an Irish immigrant who...SIGN UP

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THE WORKS; July 4th NYC. || JULY 04, 2013

"And the rockets' red glare, the bombs bursting in air, gave proof through the night that our flag was still there." The Star Spangled Banner, Francis Scott Key. BOOM, BOOM,...SIGN UP

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Alive & Strong; Coney Island Boardwalk. || JUNE 28, 2013

“…The boardwalk, down by the sea, yeah. On a blanket with my baby, is where I’ll be…” The Drifters. Classic New York in the summer time. Two-Pieces and...SIGN UP

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Union Square Greenmarket. YUM. || JUNE 21, 2013

Sun’s setting now an’ I’m gonna get on with it. At least the boy’s home now an’ can help me get the carts loaded up tomorrow…big business comin’ tomorrow....SIGN UP

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The Boats, The Brews, The Basin. || JUNE 14, 2013

Say Toyboat – ten times, fast! Give up? Try Boat Basin. Before The Boats Were There The train tracks for the Hudson River Railroad that linked New York City to Albany ran along...SIGN UP

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We’re All Friends Of The High Line || JUNE 07, 2013

“…Perhaps the railroad line could be devoted to some recreational uses for the community – a linear park or jogging paths…It's an incredible environment for pedestrians…” PETER OBLETZ,...SIGN UP

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From Dark Times to Light; Bryant Park || MAY 31, 2013

“Go forth under the open sky, and list to nature's teachings,…” WILLIAM CULLEN BRYANT. Back in the Day In 1682 the province of New York was broke, and
townsfolk were bordering...SIGN UP

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The Arch at Washington Square || MAY 24, 2013

Preheat time machine to 1889. Mix in 71’ x 50’ Paper Mache ‘Practice Round.’ Stir $122,000 worth of Tuckahoe Marble and famed labor. Add two George Washington Toppings of War and Peace. Bake Time:...SIGN UP

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All The Rage And The White Horse Tavern || MAY 17, 2013

“Rage, rage against the dying of the light.” DYLAN THOMAS. And rage he did – with the White Horse Tavern being the last glimpse of illuminated scenery to this good poet’s...SIGN UP

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The Times of The Toys. || MAY 10, 2013

It has a gilt arm, that fine clicking clock. It has a grand face, and people do flock. Once toys were all made and then bought, its been told, Yet now there stand shops...SIGN UP

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Sculpting a Vision: Madison Square Park. || MAY 03, 2013

The Brady Bunch once chimed together and asked, “Can't you dig the sunshine?” Not quite a summer sun just yet, but it’s certainly temperate enough to meander over to storied...SIGN UP

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Promenade in Brooklyn; It’s Obvious || APRIL 26, 2013

Tourists wait in line to ride an elevator to the top of the Empire State Building. 102 floors up. From that vantage point one can look down on most of the...SIGN UP

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Against All Odds: Fraunces Tavern || APRIL 19, 2013

“Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.” George Washington. At 54 Pearl Street, circa...SIGN UP

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Grand Central: 100 Years of Grand. || APRIL 12, 2013

Inbound and Outbound and Inbound Oh My! The trains at the station are zipping right by. The Vanderbilts built a hub for the people. A hub, a Mecca, a transportation Cathedral! A ceiling...SIGN UP

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The Frick House, Mansion, Museum. || APRIL 05, 2013

Rembrandts and Renoirs, And Grand Arching Windows, Titians and Turners, And Servants with Pillows. Vermeers and Fragonards – untied from string; These were a few of Frick’s favorite things! Henry Clay Frick likely also loved:...SIGN UP

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Farley Post Office: Signed, Sealed, Delivered. || MARCH 29, 2013

NEITHER · SNOW · NOR · RAIN · NOR · HEAT · NOR · GLOOM · OF · NIGHT ·STAYS · THESE · COURIERS · FROM · THE · SWIFT ·...SIGN UP

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Pete’s Tavern: Best Florist Shop Ever. || MARCH 22, 2013

String Beans? Check. Tulips? Check. Cold Pint of Ale? Check…Check…Check. Now hold on a minute – why’d I come here again? Pete’s Tavern is a contender in...SIGN UP

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The Suspense Is In The Verrazano || MARCH 15, 2013

A couple thousand New Yorkers, a Swiss Engineer and a Florentine Explorer walk into a bar… “So Mick and I are settin’ here with a’couple a’cups of ale and this fella...SIGN UP

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Woolworth Coined the Five and Dime || MARCH 08, 2013

Have you now – a nickel or a dime? Have you now – a nickel or a dime? A nickel or a dime to-day good-sir, you-Say! The store has just now opened up, And I’ve...SIGN UP

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McSorley's: The Old House at Home || MARCH 01, 2013

“Light or dark?” That ‘tis the question McSorley’s Old Ale House patrons have faced for almost 160 years. Their choice earned them a mug of ale and the chance to...SIGN UP

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Vertex in the Sky || FEBRUARY 22, 2013

“The real secret of success is enthusiasm.” WALTER P. CHRYSLER. Enthusiasm has an address. From Statesman… In 1928 New York State Senator William H. Reynolds had a grand dream; he would...SIGN UP

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Flock to the Boathouse || FEBRUARY 15, 2013

A ripple in the water is one of the most complex and perfect sights in nature. One stone, one leaf, one lily-pad can set water in every direction. The lake at...SIGN UP

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The Oldest Fight in New York || FEBRUARY 08, 2013

Stuyvesant’s men, we're Stuyvesant’s four, Patrolling the streets and along came more, More men to double our rattling sound, Four more made eight to watch over town. Comrades beware of that rattle and...SIGN UP

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One, Two, Three, Pray || FEBRUARY 01, 2013

“For no one can lay a foundation other than that which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if anyone builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones,...SIGN UP

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Subway, Upway, Above The Waterway || JANUARY 25, 2013

Metal clashed screeching and infinite pitch-black stretches beyond windows of any subway car. All you really need is another bus next to you to overshadow the panoramic view from any...SIGN UP

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Three Thousand Tons, and You Get Pie || JANUARY 18, 2013

Maximizing real estate and space in Manhattan in 1902 was apparently as much a challenge then as it is today. Every inch of a triangle shaped plot of land combined...SIGN UP

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Key to Gramercy || JANUARY 11, 2013

The slits, the slats, the iron spiked posts. The fog of the shrubs that cushion the vertical wrought iron blinds keep the passers-by just moving along. Curious moments can...SIGN UP

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Cul De Sac of Dreams || JANUARY 04, 2013

Twilight is here now, and the day has gone. These calloused, tired hands are red and shivering against the cold frost winds. My boots have eaten up...SIGN UP

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Blood, Sweat, Tears, Bridge || DECEMBER 28, 2012

What has four legs and is always ready to travel? Why, an elephant and its trunk of course. A sturdy passage from New York to Brooklyn has made stampeding around the...SIGN UP

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Roaring for Over 100 Years || DECEMBER 21, 2012

Listen and you will hear New York City roaring. A cacophony of singing sirens, screeching cars and honking horns carry through the streets, but beneath that noise is a powerful foundation....SIGN UP

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