You’re likely familiar with the gorgeous entrance to Green-Wood Cemetery across from the abandoned McGovern-Weir greenhouse, the lush rural landscape of the cemetery, and maybe even the catacombs inside the cemetery. But there’s a mostly forgotten, undeveloped little outcropping (highlighted in red above) that also holds some great Revolutionary War history: the beginning of the Battle of Brooklyn (also known as the Battle of Long Island or the Battle of Brooklyn Heights).
More than a decade after 9/11, some businesses in New York City have chosen to keep their Twin Towers-inspired logos. We spotted Manhattan Fruit in Greenpoint, whose “H” in Manhattan references the Twin Towers and the “A” the Empire State Building. Similarly, those Manhattan Mini Storage ads are all over the city but you’ve probably been paying more attention to their funny slogans. The company has also chosen to keep the Twin Towers in its logo:
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What’s your favorite Untapped spot in your city?
I know this isn’t very “Untapped” but genuinely, my favorite spot in NYC is the lower level of Riverside Park between 96th and 115th. When the weather is nice I go for runs there every day and I feel like I’m in You’ve Got Mail.
Favorite piece you’ve written for Untapped:
Definitely my round up of crazy ice cream flavors in lower Manhattan. I know they don’t typically say this at the Career Development Office but you know you have the right internship when walking around the Lower East Side on a beautiful day tasting ice cream for free is work. (more…)
In case you were more curious about the subways and buses running for the MTA Nostalgia Special this month, the MTA has provided historical details about each of the vintage vehicles. The buses run along the M42 line and the trains will replace M train service between 10am and 5pm on Sundays this month. In addition, there will be avintage swing and blues party to accompany the festivities at the Second Avenue stop (F & M lines) on Sunday, December 8th which will feature music and dancing on the platform and trains.
NOSTALGIA BUS HIGHLIGHTS:
Bus No. 2969 – Manufactured by General Motors, this Model TDH 5101 was specifically designed for New York City in 1949, which featured the double-width front door to expedite the loading and unloading of customers. This bus is known as the Jackie Gleason bus, which the comedian portrayed as the bus driver “Ralph Kramden” in the classic television show “The Honeymooners.”
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