Thursday, October 29, 2009

History in the making - Everything's haunted! edition



Artist Charles Jay Budd depicts spectral lambs (?) terrorizing the New York Stock Exchange -- Life Magazine, 1905

Slithering spooks: With ghosts all over the city, are you surprised that the Bronx Zoo may also be haunted, by ghost reptiles? [Virtual Dime Museum]

Rewinding Rosemary: WOW. Scouting NY takes a look at Rosemary's Baby and the Dakota Apartments -- shot by shot, with images of what everything looks like today. Spoiler alert: it mostly looks the same. [Scouting NY via Vanishing Downtown]

Grave discovery: Hopefully you're already following the coverage of the terrifying tombstone found in Washington Square Park! [Gothamist]

Really scary: Eighty years ago today came a little thing called the Great Stock Market Crash of 1929. [PBS]

All grown up: Those looking for fall foliage might want to check out the leaves falling from Brooklyn's two biggest trees -- both at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. [City Room]

Run don't walk: Don't party too hard on Halloween! The next day is the New York City Marathon which starts at the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, crossing through Brooklyn, Queens and (briefly) to the Bronx before entering Manhattan and finishing at Central Park. Visit their website and find a great place to stand and cheer on the runners. [ING New York City Marathon]

And give yourself a primer on the marathon's history before you go with our podcast from last year, featuring marathon participant Tanya Bielski-Braham [Pictures here]

New York City Marathon

1 comment:

  1. Thank you very much for the link! I am especially interested in the story about the tombstone in Washington Square Park, so am off to the Gothamist next...

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