Friday, January 15, 2010

History in the Making: STALLED! Edition



The above picture is from North Truro, Cape Cod, not New York City. But it's dated exactly one hundred years ago to the day and depicts a poor train having a really, really bad day. Caption: Stalled! Snow Storm Jan 15, 1910 [source: Outer Cape Art]

New full-length podcasts begin next week. Enjoy your weekend!

SORRY, POOR TOURISTS: The White House, the Bowery's most interesting hostel, encamped in a curious building from 1916, will make way for -- drumroll please -- a new luxury hotel! [EV Grieve]

MOVIN' OUT: The Municipal Art Society is getting a great new home this year -- Steinway Hall! -- but they're moving out of the lovely old Villard Houses. But the Urban Center their bookstore will close for good next Saturday. [City Room]

HIGH FOR LOEWS: Okay, how about some positive news (for some, anyway)? The 1927 Loews Theater on Canal Street, abandoned for decades, may reopen as a Chinese cultural center. [Gothamist]

STILL COOKING: I know I said in my Kings of New York Pizza podcast that Totonno's in Coney island was 'opening soon', but thus far, they have proven me a liar. [Lost City]

IN-SPIRED: The Pike Street floating chapel of the East River. [Virtual Dime Museum]

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