Entries tagged “NYC”

Little Red Lighthouse

July 5, 2015 at 2:00pm • Zero comments

The end of a dive bar

Lens, the NY Times photo blog, brings us the final days of The Subway Inn by Timothy Fadek:

“This is representative of everything that depresses me about New York City,” Mr. Fadek said. “The loss of Times Square, all the great bars, CBGB’s, independent diners. All gone and replaced by chains.”

I used to live not far from The Subway Inn, and it’s neon sign was welcoming when coming out of the subway late at night.

May 31, 2015

Grand Central Terminal

April 26, 2015 at 6:00pm • Zero comments

Matchbook: Rosa Mexicano

March 22, 2015 at 9:00am • Zero comments

Matchbook: China Grill

March 1, 2015 at 9:00am • Zero comments

Matchbook: Bar Americain

February 22, 2015 at 9:00am • Zero comments

Matchbook: Bouley

February 15, 2015 at 9:00am • Zero comments

Matchbook: Rue 57

February 8, 2015 at 9:00am • Zero comments

Books on the subway

Slate brings us some photos from Reinier Gerritsen who photographed people reading books on the NYC subway.

Gerritsen was struck by the incredible diversity of books he saw in the subway system. He was also interested in observing how an individual’s choice of book was as much an expression of identity as an item of clothing. Gerritsen found the L train’s reading material especially interesting.

“The L is the most intellectual line, I think. A lot of people are going to Brooklyn. They read certain books. There is a difference,” he said.

The main thing I dislike about ereaders on the subway is that you can’t tell what the person is reading.

February 4, 2015

Matchbook: Gramercy Tavern

February 1, 2015 at 9:00am • Zero comments