A Modern Brooklyn Bridge Mystery

On July 22, 2014 people noticed the American flags on the 276-foot Brooklyn Bridge towers were missing, replaced with what appeared to be white surrender flags. What did these surrender flags symbolize? And was it a warning for something worse to come? Police scrambled to find an explanation, scanning video surveillance recordings. Intelligence agencies looked… Continue reading A Modern Brooklyn Bridge Mystery

The Iconic New Yorker Hotel

The New Yorker Hotel is iconic, partly for its name, partly for its Art-Deco design, and mostly for its colorful history of famous athletes, performers and politicians who passed through since it opened on January 2, 1930. The hotel dedicates a section of the lower level to this history. You’ll spend about half hour reading… Continue reading The Iconic New Yorker Hotel

The Dramatic Flatiron Building Was Controversial From the Day It Was Built

Today, the Flatiron Building is one of the most photographed buildings in New York City. The building’s dramatic presence delights both New Yorkers and tourists, but the building caused fear and anger when it opened for its design, mostly for the wild claims of 1,000 mile per hours gusts of wind. In reality, the gusts… Continue reading The Dramatic Flatiron Building Was Controversial From the Day It Was Built

Photoville: Photojournalism On Social Issues That Need Our Attention

What first impresses you about Photoville, an outdoor photojournalistic exhibitition, are the 55 shipping containers stacked onto two floors, filling up Brooklyn Bridge Park. They’ll hand you a map when you walk onto the grounds so you can find exactly what you want. It feels like a small town with pedestrian streets between the containers.… Continue reading Photoville: Photojournalism On Social Issues That Need Our Attention

Don’t Miss Lombardi’s Pizza If You Visit New York

We didn’t know what to expect as we headed to Lombardi’s Pizzeria. Over 5,000 reviews on Yelp and an average 4-star rating gave us hope, but we also read specific reviews like these: “...they nickel and dimed us over everything. $8 for a cheap house wine, $10 for a pitcher of soda, $4-$6 per topping”… Continue reading Don’t Miss Lombardi’s Pizza If You Visit New York