Our ancient brownstones and Revolutionary War mansions, our cobblestone streets, and our occasional gambrel rooftops host a number of spooks and specters, many of them famous in life, some famous only in death.
The museum is a proper tribute to New York’s hometown boy, and there’s no better place to find this menagerie of ephemera and props than in a semi-hidden magic shop in a somewhat shabby corner of Manhattan.
This past weekend offered a rare respite from our recent rainy weather. And speaking of rare, we got the rare opportunity to visit one of the jewels of off-limits subway lore: the abandoned City Hall station in Lower Manhattan. The station was the first station on New York’s brand new subway line. As such, it was designed to be particularly showy.
On Memorial Day Weekend 2013, we had the chance to go on a neighborhood walking tour conducted by the NYC Tenement Museum. It was a cold and sporadically rainy day, but that didn’t stop every tour that day from selling out. We chose The Lower East Side: Then and Now.
It was a gorgeous day today, so it seemed a good opportunity to take the camera out on my lunch break and snap a few shots of the gargoyles hanging out around my office at Astor Place in Manhattan. So I wandered up and down Lafayette and Broadway between Great Jones and the south end of Union Square to see what I could find.
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