Entries Tagged as 'museums'

The Glories of New York’s Stoopscapes

July 27th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Explore New York

Like other city dwellers, New Yorkers follow the progress of the days and seasons on the details of the buildings and structures around them, from the rosy-pink and golden light of dusk upon the brick and stone to the melting of snow on window sills or the glint and angle of sunrise caught between two […]

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Vertical Cities: Hong Kong and New York

January 29th, 2009 · 8 Comments · Explore New York

Sometimes in a sea of numbers, it takes just one stat to astound you into getting the picture: In one of the New Towns of Hong Kong, Tseung Kwan O, some 350,000 people live within four square miles. They live in towers that vary from 57 to 62 stories. Here’s another stat: 80 percent of […]

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Manhattan’s Dyckman Farmhouse

December 15th, 2008 · 8 Comments · Explore New York

In a world where teens hang out for hours in their bedrooms playing video games and a household may have three or four computers and several TVs, consider the parlor of Jacobus Dyckman. In the early 19th century, Dyckman’s family, servants, and one slave – up to 10 people – would likely have confined many […]

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How to Stay Merry Before Christmas

November 23rd, 2008 · 2 Comments · Explore New York

Ah, the lovely holiday season in New York City is upon us. It means bright, colorful lights, enchanting holiday windows, the Rockefeller Center tree, the smell of pine in front of your corner deli…and gridlock. We’re talking vehicle gridlock and people gridlock. That’s exactly what happens in New York as Thanksgiving rounds into the crazed, […]

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A Walk: The Purple Heart Hall of Honor

November 17th, 2008 · 9 Comments · Beyond Gotham

Frank Emberson was wounded on Dec. 21, 1944, while fighting in Luxembourg during World War II. But when the bullet passed through his arm, a packet of family photos in Emberson’s breast pocket deflected it from hitting the Army soldier’s chest, thus saving his life. The story itself is moving, but seeing the small envelope […]

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