This is third in a series of books known as the City of Fire, where Kevin Baker delves into the drama of everyday lives among the ordinary, working class communities of historical New York. The books…
Author: Doug Most
Narrator: John H. Mayer
Title: The Race Underground
Publication Info: Books on Tape, 2014
This fascinating study documents the race between Boston and New York to be the first city to have underground rapid transit. Spoiler: Boston wins the race, but the modest Tremont Street subway would soon be overshadowed by New York City opening an extensive…
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Surely there are hipsters who would support the continuation of delivery of high-quality seltzer? Make it trendy and make it happen, New York hipsters!
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I remember riding the subway in the 1980s with my grandmother. Whenever the lights went out I would grab her arm so tightly I probably cut off her blood circulation.
I recently signed up with Rdio, a music streaming social network that provides access to a boatload of music for a monthly fee. I’ve enjoyed being able to listen to a lot of new discoveries and digging up old favorites. For example, I listened to Prince and the Revolution’s “Around the World in a Day” for the first time in at least 25 years. That was a new album around the time we moved to a…
Looks like #MrMet enjoyed his snow day yesterday. He filled the #CitiField outfield with snow angels.
The places without footprints are where Jesus carried Mr. Met.
All-Star Mets pitcher Matt Harvey asks New York fans what they think about Matt Harvey — and they don’t realize they’re talking to the ACTUAL Matt Harvey.
My cousins used to live on Roosevelt Island so this is a familiar view, albeit before my time. I used to have a recurring dream where I was hovering over the East River toward this skyline.
London: Bike Share Rolling Smoothly …
People of New York City, don’t panic. London’s pretty-much-identical cycle hire scheme has been a smash hit. Citizens, visitors and businesses love it, and the accident rate is incredibly low. Embrace the bikes!
Boston’s Hubway is a huge success as well.
Great story from Here and Now. I’m surprised there was no mention of the plan to renovate the General Post Office as a new Penn Station.
In memory of Ed Koch.
Sundae in New York (by jimmypicker)
We have the technology. We can make it better than it was. Better…stronger…faster!