Did you know that in 1930, 1,800 trolleys served Brooklyn alone? Photographer Christoffer Delsinger (who discovered the double rainbow Bushwick airplane!) went to check out the abandoned trolleys in Red Hook, a remnant of a more recent past than you might imagine.
Lincoln Restaurant does not open officially until September 24th, but things are happening. On September 10th, Heart Magazine had an event there. Tonight, while most were crowded around the star-studded red carpet for Tommy Hilfiger's 25th Anniversary Show, I eschewed the masses and checked out the restaurant.
Sleepy's Mattress has a branding issue. First, they started getting rid of the mustache on their mascot because of criticism it looked like Hitler. But it was not consistently removed across all of their stores.
"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.