By Penelope Bareau, Mon, July 27, 2015
Our series “New York in the ’60s” is a memoir by a longtime New Yorker who moved to the city after college in 1960. Each installment will take us through her journey during a pivotal decade. From $90/month apartments to working in the real “Mad Men” world, we’ll explore the city through the eyes of a spunky, driven female. In our first installment, we went apartment hunting with the girl, and now that she’s moved in on the Upper East Side, we learn how she went about decorating her first NYC apartment, her favorite haunts of early 1960s Yorkville, and her bartender boyfriend.
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By Dana Schulz, Tue, April 28, 2015
- Chatting with a second generation steel casement window restoration craftsman. [Find Everything Historic]
- Using data from Yelp, this map shows the most local and touristy spots in 16 major cities. In NYC, Yorkville is the most local, and the Theater District is the most touristy. [Washington Post]
- On Friday night, for the first time, the Empire State Building will be illuminated by projections of paintings in the new Whitney Museum. [Animal]
- Gail Victoria Braddock Quagliata spent nine months walking every block of Manhattan to photograph its roughly 4,000 bodegas. [Village Voice]
- This is interesting: “The number of visitors to New York City’s public libraries crushes attendance stats for major professional sports, performing arts, museums, gardens and zoos combined, yet their funding pales in comparison.” [Next City]
- Which New York City neighborhood are you? Find out in this Tinder-inspired quiz. [Refinery29]
Images: Carl Schurz Park in Yorkville via CityRealty (L); Shan Fu Bodega (R)
By Dana Schulz, Wed, October 1, 2014
The Upper East Side isn’t just for your grandparents anymore. Photo by Ed Yourdon cc
There’s been so much talk lately about how the Upper East Side is the next cool ‘hood–this guy even says it’s cooler than Brooklyn–and while that may be true (the neighborhood’s got a Meatball Shop; is there really any use denying it anymore?), we have our sights set slightly farther north.
The high 80’s and 90’s, clustered between Park and 1st Avenues, is a hot spot for young professionals who are looking for little more culture and a little less of the bro-tastic bar scene, as well as for just-starting-out families who want a community feel, but not the sky-high rents of Park Avenue and Museum Mile. A slew of new residential developments are popping up in the area, as are fun, independent restaurants and bars. And this piece of Manhattan offers almost just the same transportation convenience as the Upper East Side proper, but with lower rents and a calmer feel.
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