Pieces of NYC 82: Past in the Present

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Throughout the city you can find historic images of locations from very near the locations in which they were taken.

This one is sad, though: the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center from a few blocks north on Hudson Street.

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Pieces of NYC 77: Small Town Neighborhoods


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Usually when people who’ve never before been to New York envision it, they picture the glass and steel high rises of Midtown.  Sure, there are a lot of those, and you can see them from a great distance. But NYC is way more “small town” than any small town I’ve been to recently.  Indie shops, friendly people, and not a Walmart in sight.

This is Manhattan Avenue in Greenpoint.

Pieces of NYC 73: Pulaski Bridge

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When thinking of New York City bridges, one generally envisions the Brooklyn Bridge, or maybe even one of the other large East River-spanning bridges.  Their views are spectacular, but so is the view from the bridge that connects Brooklyn and Queens, the Pulaski Bridge.  (It bounces with every large truck, so beware.)

Pieces of NYC 71: David Bowie

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No disrespect intended, but when David Bowie passed away in January of 2016, New York City lost its shit.  Fans mourned with candles and teddy bears and whatnot in front of his residence, local papers published lists of his favorite NYC locations, and memorial murals popped up everywhere.

Fast forward almost two years.  This clever piece is hidden in plain sight in that area that’s not quite the East Village, but it’s also not technically Greenwich Village Either – just east of Broadway.  I can’t identify the street.  Good luck finding it!