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News: Chuck Close Taxi Exhibition

  New Yorkers may be wondering what why the top of their cabs have suddenly changed from brash advertisements to in your face, black and white photography. Well that would be the work of artst Chuck Close, whose photographs featuring huge eyes and lips will be zooming across the city in lieu of traditional ads for a month.   The ... Read More »

Interview: Punches, Williamsburg Brooklyn

  Formed in the belly of the much ballyhooed, mimicked and misunderstood neighborhood of Williamsburg, Brooklyn, is the new “late night disco project” Punches. The creation of singer and dj Alan Astor and the popular dj duo Finger on the Pulse, otherwise known as the twins Greg and Darin Bresnitz, Punches is releasing both mix albums and their own original ... Read More »

Chronicles: Saint Thomas Church

  Founded in 1873 on its original location at the corner of Broadway and Houston in downtown New York, the story of what is now St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue is plagued by fire; with its first Gothic revival building burning to the ground in 1851 and after its move uptown to Fifth Avenue near Central Park, that structure also ... Read More »

Chronicles: 69th Regiment Armory

  Built in 1906, the 69th Regiment Armory is the home of the 69th Regiment which was established in 1851, traditionally made-up of an all Irish Brigade with roots stretching back to the Revolutionary War and through both World Wars. The building has also serves as a sort of clubhouse for the National Guard in New York.   Over the ... Read More »

Chronicles: The Insane of Blackwell’s Island

New York City holds many secrets and for many years, those secrets were held on Blackwell’s Island, now known as Roosevelt Island. Receiving little more than a footnote in the pages of history, the N.Y.C Insane A.B.C (New York City Insane Asylum Blackwell’s Island) built in 1834, was a weekly news item for the years the facility was open, from ... Read More »

Chronicles: The Old Croton Aqueduct

  Back in the early days of New York City, water was a scarcity, yes, even on an island. The bedrock of the island made well drilling nearly impossible and the places where wells could be drilled only reached as far as the rain water, which was heavily polluted causing breakouts of cholera and yellow fever. In order to try ... Read More »

Chronicles: The Ansonia

Hotel, farm, luxury apartment building and bathhouse could all at one point have been used to describe 2109 Broadway, otherwise known as The Ansonia.   The Ansonia began as the dream of copper heir William Earle Dodge Stokes, who commission the architect Paul E. Duboy in 1899 to build his Utopian paradise- grand residential hotel with an array of tearooms, ... Read More »

Chronicles: Trinity Church Cemetery

  Trinity Church has the oldest parish in New York City and with that comes lots of parishioners who when they die, are looking to stay close to the church for all eternity. In 1842, when the church ran out of room in their Wall St and Broadway cemetery, they had to look for space elsewhere. They found that space ... Read More »

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