"It's like old New York," says a happy customer waiting for her kitchen knives to be sharpened Saturday morning near Columbia University. The old red truck that serves as Dominic Del Re's mobile store was parked on 111th street, just off Broadway.
Fashion week might be happening a block away, but the Lincoln Center Greenmarket was bustling as usual today. The only difference was the addition of some fashionable ladies looking for how to get to Canal Street. Wrong neighborhood ladies! Today's highlight was the vintage apple cider press churning out for immediate tasting.
You might have been wondering about those ads in the subway, asking if you're still a virgin and an 888-hotline for help. New Yorkers are not the only ones targeted. Billboards with a similar ad have sparked controversy around the country.
On my way to the Graey Spring/Summer 2011 runway show yesterday, I came across this public bath house behind some scaffolding. With large arched windows, multicolor brick and limestone construction, a pedimented doorway and gargoyles, this building is strongly reminiscent of municipal architecture from the early 20th century.
Clever little public service move disguised as fun interactive technology. And it comes directly from the NYC Department of Transportation! It's called "YOU THE MAN" and can calculate your blood alcohol content, connect you to car services with a click, and a little spin the bottle to determine who the designated driver should be.
In honor of Fashion Week, Untapped correspondent Diana Huang, a past Saks Fifth Avenue handbag/accessories buyer, recommends these great subway map wayfarer sunglasses to mix your flare for fashion with your love for New York City.
Fashion Week will descend on Lincoln Center for the first time tomorrow, but the buzz is already in the air. The New York Times today reported on the battle for front row seats this year, but I once finagled my way into first and second row seats (now known as "Siberia") and even into shows I lacked tickets for by befriending the security guards. Be nice to them!
The New York Times once described the Pussycat Lounge as "set on a block where one might feel comfortable urinating against a building." People love this place precisely because it's grungy and hasn't changed since the 1970s. It's also one of the last neighborhood bars in the area.
The farmers market on Broadway between 114th and 116th streets carries organic milk, eggs, baked goods, poultry, turkey, duck and many other organic vegetables.