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News: Chronicles of Old New York!

We’re happy to announce that our newest publication, Chronicles of Old New York is now on sale! Buy it here on our site, Amazon or Barnes and Noble!   The history of New York City is written in its streets; uncover it with Chronicles of Old New York, a new guide enjoyable for history buffs, New York residents, and NYC ... Read More »

New York’s Hidden Alley + Art

Every street in New York holds a story and in the historical Greenwich Village, every corner does too.   Few of the millions of tourists who come to Washington Square Park every day notice the small alleyway tucked away off of MacDougal St. but hidden amongst the buildings lies MacDougal Alley. Built in the 1830s to house the horses of ... Read More »

A Bar Worthy of New York’s Favorite Landmark: The Empire Room Opens

  It was no great surprise when we found that the Empire State Building comes in seventh on a new scientific net-based list of the most photographed landmarks in the world (New York City is, by the same reckoning, the most photographed city on earth) . As you can see from a quick glance at our “Film + Travel North ... Read More »

Artists Hidden in Plain Sight: Guards at New York’s Met Museum Publish Arts Magazine

  As residents of a city that is home to arguably the best Modern Art museum—MoMA—the most exciting showcase of natural and historical artifacts—The American Museum of Natural History—and quite possibly the most diverse and comprehensive art museum in the world—the Met—we New Yorkers are often shockingly complacent and ignorant of the creative treasures that lie right under our noses. ... Read More »

Cunningham, New York’s Original Street-Style Photog, Is Coming to the Silver Screen

  The Sartorialist, Garance Doré, Mr. Newton—seems you can’t duck out of a Fashion Week event without literally bumping into these street-style photographers or a pretty young thing posing for their lenses. Within a few short years, the top tier of these trend spotters have become franchises onto themselves, producing books, pop-up shops, clothing lines, and industry recognition. But as ... Read More »

Travel From New York’s SoHo to African Sahara This Weekend With “Barefoot to Timbuktu”

  In the early 1990s, Swiss-American Manhattan-based artist Ernst Aebi, a distinctively New York eccentric, decided to invest a good amount of his fortune, acquired through selling converted lofts in the then-hot downtown housing market on some less-than-prime real estate. Araouane, an ancient oasis city in Mali’s Sahara desert, was being swallowed by the dunes, its centuries of multi-cultural history ... Read More »

New York’s Met and Morgan Keep Old Florence Vs. Rome Rivalry Alive

  A fascinating little piece in the New York Times today looks at the once-contentious relationship between the Renaissance arts scenes of Florence and Rome through two current exhibitions just a few neighborhoods away from each other in Manhattan. While Rome is represented in one corner by the Morgan Museum & Library’s Rome After Raphael exhibition, which features a slew ... Read More »

Looking for a Dangerous Taste of “Old New York”? Head to Tokyo

  Daylight gang hits in narrow streets. Aggressive pimps in low-ceilinged bars. Orbiting nogoodniks angling to slip sailors and greenhorns the mickey. If it sounds like the Big Apple of old, the Manhattan of the Bowery Boys and “Gangs of New York”, you’re right and you’re wrong. According to an article in yesterday’s Los Angeles Times, the economic slowdown, which ... Read More »

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