There is a man working for the NYC Parks Department in Central Park whose profession many think has gone the way of the telegram. His name is Larry Hagberg. He’s a 61-year-old native of Queens and he has been a blacksmith since 1976.
Hagberg was kind enough to recently welcome us to his shop, which is part of the Parks Department’s larger 86th Street Shops. (more…)
On Tuesday night, after 90 minutes of debating with the CB3 community board, LeRoy McCarthy – who in October 2013 tried to have a street in Brooklyn renamed in honor of The Notorious B.I.G – did not receive approval from the board to rename the intersection of Ludlow and Rivington to “Beastie Boy Square.” The reasoning for this decision was that the group – which photographed the intersection for the cover of their classic 1989 album cover – did not fit the guidelines required for co-naming, which includes community involvement and volunteering.
Nonetheless, New York City has a history of renaming streets, parks and playgrounds after famous musicians. Today we share some places located around NYC which has paid honored to some of the artists who helped shaped the identity of the city.
Amidst (or due to) the controversy regarding the horse and carriage industry in Central Park, we decided to take a trip to the Clinton Park Stables on W. 52nd Street with Christina Hansen of the Horse and Carriage Association of New York City. The purpose of this article is to show the history of the industry and the workings of this particular stable without getting too embroiled in the hot-topic issue. That being said, it seems that everyone has weighed in on New York City mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposal to ban the carriage horses that will go in front of city council soon.
‘Twas the day before Christmas and a grand NYC-style tree you were looking to see. Rockefeller Center was too busy, you said, too busy for me. But with city so big, with more than a mere fig You head out to see, yet another wondrous tree!