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Monthly Archives: January 2011

Bowery Message Mix

On frigid days, stainless architecture reflects the snowy streets and takes on a stark profile under clear winter blue skies. Once the kingdom of forgotten men, the Bowery and the rest of NoHo is being transformed by new construction. There is a strident element to the architecture, which is at odds with this very old [...]

Safe & Sorry in Herald Square

Waiting on the platform for an M train at the 34th Street—Herald Square Subway station on Wednesday, I noticed a suspicious-looking black bag on the tile floor near the elevator. There was moisture leaking from it, which was not a total surprise since that was the day of a heavy snowstorm and everything was pretty [...]

Pulp Fiction on the Upper West Side

The next time you’re on the Upper West Side, get out of the the cold and duck into Westsider Rare & Used Books, a haven for neighborhood readers and collectors for over thirty years. Located at 2246 Broadway between 80th and 81st Streets, it’s across from Zabar’s and just a few blocks south of Barnes & [...]