Newsboys and newsgirls on Newspaper Row, Park Row, NYC. Image via Library of Congress
While news continues to make its way around the world, it may be hard to imagine today that the publishing industry was at the epicenter of some of the world’s most important architectural feats. But this was the case in late 19th century New York City, when the daily newspaper industry was centered at Park Row, near City Hall. Such institutions included The New York Times, The New York Tribune and The New York World.
‘Complimentary’ gumballs are filled with compliments instead of actual candies. From artinoddplaces.
FREE is the theme for this year’s Art in Odd Places (AiOP), an annual gathering of eye-catching art installations, exhibits and performances. Find the 70+ pieces on view along 14th Street, from Avenue C to the Hudson River this weekend. Installations, such as Leah Harper’s “Complimentary,” stands under the 14th Street entrance to the High Line. A sculpture of Edward Snowden is deep in contemplation over at Union Square. Interactive works take place throughout the weekend, some of which involve free slurpees, a curious robot and a quirky update of the film Taxi Driver. If you enjoy karaoke, don’t miss the protest-themed party on Friday night- audience involvement strongly encouraged!
Babette’s, Vince Giordano and The Nighthawks on set at Boardwalk Empire. Image by Abbot Genser/HBO
Being on Boardwalk Empire is like being in a sauna–with all your clothes on–says the award-winning bandleader Vince Giordano from Boardwalk Empire. The hit HBO series, which is now in its fifth and final season, stars Steve Buscemi as the anti-hero bootlegger Nucky Thomson, who is trying to stay alive as his adversaries aim to increase their share of the spoils.
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If you happen to be riding the train, or going out to get lunch this weekend and you happen to see Batman and The Joker sharing a sandwich; or Superman and Wonder Woman being a little too friendly don’t worry. New York City hasn’t driven you insane–it’s Comic-Con weekend. NYCC has become the second most popular comics convention behind “THE” con in San Diego. With that reputation, thousands of people from around the country have made the journey to NYC, to meet up with fellow nerds for the love of all things pop culture.
It comes as no surprise to us that in less than a decade since it first started, we are home to the second biggest comics convention in the United States. Comic book and nerd culture is rampant in NYC, with the many comic book readers who reside here visiting their favorite comic shop every Wednesday. With so many comic book shops in the city, which ones really stand out? If you were 2.7 seconds too late to get tickets to Comic-Con this year like so many of us sad nerds, let us help feed your you fulfill your comic book needs with this list of the best comic shops in NYC. (more…)
When was the last time you traveled through a tunnel into Manhattan? Perhaps it was during your subway ride to work, on a train from Penn Station, or even in a taxi coming back from a night out on the town. We take tunnels for granted these days, but prior to the 20th century, only one tunnel existed; a small tube built in 1892 by the East River Gas Company to supply gas to Manhattan, which is still in use today.