Here’s to the Ladies who Lunch!

Let’s say you’re a well-off New York woman in the late 19th century, and you’re on an excursion to Ladies Mile—the area roughly between Broadway and Sixth Avenue and 10th and 23rd Streets where the city’s chicest emporiums and boutiques were located. Shopping is time-consuming, and your stomach starts growling. Where could you grab a […]

via Where fashionable Gilded Age ladies lunched — Ephemeral New York

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Checker Cab
A Checker Cab

I was walking along West 81st Street yesterday and saw this wonderful specimen of a Checker Cab parked on the street.  It appeared to be a working cab, but the last one checked out in 1999 [See New York Times article here].  I do recall riding in one or two when I was young.

It made me think about Latka Gravas working on them in the garage while Alex, Elaine and Tony schmoozed.  I loved that show.  The best scene, bar none, was when Jim had to get his drivers license – “What do you do at a yellow light?”

Now, apparently, the only Checker Cab you can get in New York City is Checker Cab Blonde Ale brewed by NYC’s own Chelsea Craft Brewing Company.  I think I might go get one.

Hidden Attractions and Unusual Things to Do in New York | Atlas Obscura

Discover hidden New York attractions. Find unusual things to do in New York, New York from City Hall Station to Gimbel’s Bridge.

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Discover NYC Landmarks

Great website from the City of New York with an interactive map to find NYC Landmarks

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Manhattan street names on tenement corners — Ephemeral New York

If there’s an actual name for these cross streets carved or affixed to the corners of some city buildings, I don’t know what it is. But they’re fun to spot anyway. I’ve never seen one quite like this decorative sign on an otherwise unremarkable tenement at 169th Street and Broadway. Fancy, right? This one at […]

via Manhattan street names on tenement corners — Ephemeral New York