M.Leddy + newyorkcity   114

Stop-and-frisk in LA
A conversation on the way to LAX.
NewYorkCity  race 
4 weeks ago by M.Leddy
Subway ways
From Gothamist : “A Brief History Of NYC Subway Vending Machines.” And from The New York Times : “The New York City Subway Map as You’ve Never Seen It Before.”
NewYorkCity  trains 
december 2019 by M.Leddy
The green chairs of Bryant Park
From Gothamist, the story of the green chairs of Bryant Park.
NewYorkCity 
november 2019 by M.Leddy
Duane who?
Duane Reade drugstores are disappearing from New York City.
NewYorkCity 
november 2019 by M.Leddy
Patience, Fortitude, and feet
Patience and Fortitude are back. And the happy foot/sad foot sign has a home.
libraries  LosAngeles  NewYorkCity  signage 
november 2019 by M.Leddy
Egg-cream dispute
Also because it’s National Dictionary Day: “The Disputed Origins of the ‘Egg Cream,’” from Merriam-Webster.
dictionary  drink  NewYorkCity 
october 2019 by M.Leddy
Michael Seidenberg (1954–2019)
Michael Seidenberg was the proprietor of Brazenhead Books, a bookstore with several incarnations, the most famous of which was a Manhattan apartment.
books  bookstores  NewYorkCity 
july 2019 by M.Leddy
Decoding Manhattan addresses
“Cancel last figure. Divide remainder by 2 and add key number given below. The result is nearest street.”
NewYorkCity 
may 2019 by M.Leddy
Zippy’s Tad’s
If Zippy is at the Times Square Tad’s, it really must be 1962 all over again.
comics  dowdyworld  NewYorkCity  Zippy 
may 2019 by M.Leddy
Hudson Yards and the Grand Cosmo
A Manhattan model for this awful place can be found in Steven Millhauser’s novel Martin Dressler: The Tale of an American Dreamer.
fiction  NewYorkCity 
march 2019 by M.Leddy
New Year’s Eve 1918
I would have imagined that the first New Year’s Eve to follow the end of the Great War was noisy. But no.
NewYear'sEve  NewYorkCity 
january 2019 by M.Leddy
Waverly goodbye
We ate at Manhattan’s Waverly Diner for the first time this past September. A great experience. But after reading this report on the Waverly, I don’t think we’ll want to eat there again.
diners  NewYorkCity 
december 2018 by M.Leddy
A Mister Softee mystery
Strange music — it’s coming from that kiosk.
NewYorkCity 
december 2018 by M.Leddy
Automat, archived
From the NYC Municipal Archives Online Gallery.
dowdyworld  NewYorkCity 
november 2018 by M.Leddy
1940s NYC online
Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York reports that 1940s tax photographs are now part of the NYC Municipal Archives Online Gallery.
NewYorkCity 
november 2018 by M.Leddy
Sliding pond
A sliding pond (or sliding pon) is what most English-speaking United States residents would call a slide or, less commonly, a sliding board or sliding plank.
childhood  NewYorkCity  words 
july 2018 by M.Leddy
Wall art
“This crumbling, beer-splotched wall in the back of a sports bar on East 44th Street is one of New York’s more neglected cultural treasures.”
art  comics  NewYorkCity 
may 2018 by M.Leddy
Manually operated elevators
The New York Times visits some of the city’s manually operated elevators.
dowdyworld  NewYorkCity 
december 2017 by M.Leddy
WTC
The Manhattan skyline on a Chock full o’Nuts coffee can.
9/11  Chockfullo'Nuts  NewYorkCity 
september 2017 by M.Leddy
Subway payphone, 1932
Ephemeral New York shows us what a New York City subway payphone looked like in 1932 .
dowdyworld  NewYorkCity  telephone 
august 2017 by M.Leddy
Words from Whitman
A detail of the New York City AIDS Memorial, designed by Jenny Holzer.
NewYorkCity  poetry  WaltWhitman 
august 2017 by M.Leddy
New York attitudes
I think that the Times should know better than to typecast residents of the five boroughs as crude vulgarians. Let’s not equate a New York City state of mind with the likes of Trump and Scaramucci.
culture  NewYorkCity  politics 
august 2017 by M.Leddy
Recently updated
Le Steak de Paris, a vanished Manhattan restaurant, now with photographs.
MaeveBrennan  NewYorkCity  restaurants 
may 2017 by M.Leddy
New York v. Los Angeles
Susanna Wolff: “‘Welcome to Los Angeles’? Thanks, but no, thanks — I’m from New York. I don’t need to engage in cordial small talk with strangers. In New York, we greet newcomers by giving them incorrect directions to Times Square and criticizing the way they spread their cream cheese.”
LosAngeles  NewYorkCity 
may 2017 by M.Leddy
Cobble Court on the move
Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York marks the fiftieth anniversary of Cobble Court’s move to the Village.
MaeveBrennan  NewYorkCity 
march 2017 by M.Leddy
New York diners
In The New York Times, George Blecher writes about the disappearance of the New York diner.
diners  NewYorkCity 
november 2016 by M.Leddy
Domestic comedy
“Autumn in New York, why does it seem so expensive?”
domesticcomedy  NewYorkCity 
november 2016 by M.Leddy
Link woes
The New York Times reports that the Link, meant to replace the public telephone in New York City, isn’t working out so well.
NewYorkCity  telephone 
september 2016 by M.Leddy
Gotham tumblr
A tumblr devoted to the inventory of Manhattan’s defunct Gotham Book Mart.
books  bookstores  NewYorkCity 
august 2016 by M.Leddy
Swipe speed
“What is the speed, in miles per hour, of a proper MetroCard swipe?”
NewYorkCity 
june 2016 by M.Leddy
For those who can pay the most
Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York quotes a prescient observation from Jane Jacobs about how cities are destroyed by their success.
culture  NewYorkCity 
may 2016 by M.Leddy
Spirits and bad grammar
n New York: A Serendipiter’s Journey (New York: Harper & Brothers, 1961), Gay Talese writes about New York City policewoman Clare Faulhaber (1923–2008), undercover catcher of fortunetellers.
NewYorkCity 
may 2016 by M.Leddy
A real-life Bookman
From Gay Talese’s New York: A Serendipter’s Journey. John T. Murphy was a “veteran sleuth” and Supervising Investigator for the New York Public Library.
libraries  NewYorkCity 
april 2016 by M.Leddy
Recently updated!
Now with a second mayoral campaign and musical samples!
dowdyworld  NewYorkCity 
march 2016 by M.Leddy
Tie cleaning in New York
A detail from Gay Talese’s New York: A Serendipiter’s Journey.
BobandRay  NewYorkCity 
march 2016 by M.Leddy
Klenosky!
A very minor character in Gay Talese’s New York: A Serendipiter’s Journey.
dowdyworld  NewYorkCity 
february 2016 by M.Leddy
New old phone booths
Refurbished replacements for Manhattan’s four streetside telephone booths.
NewYorkCity  telephone 
february 2016 by M.Leddy
New York’s public telephones
Ian Frazier writes about the public telephone of the near future in New York City: the Link.
NewYorkCity  telephone 
january 2016 by M.Leddy
Chestnuts, pigeons, statues
From Gay Talese’s New York: A Serendipiter’s Journey.
dowdyworld  NewYorkCity 
january 2016 by M.Leddy
“Fo-wer, fi-yiv, sev-ven, ni-yen”
From Gay Talese’s New York: A Serendipiter’s Journey.
dowdyworld  NewYorkCity  telephone 
january 2016 by M.Leddy
At the Museum of the City of New York
After just two visits, the Museum of the City of New York, or the City Museum, has become one of our household’s favorite museums.
museum  NewYorkCity 
december 2015 by M.Leddy
NYC schooldays
The New York Times has a look at the first day in photographs through the decades.
childhood  education  NewYorkCity 
september 2015 by M.Leddy
Asti’s
A New York restaurant with opera.
food  music  NewYorkCity  opera 
august 2015 by M.Leddy
Rowhouses and monstrosities
“Lovely, affordable homes being squeezed out by monstrosities.”
houses  NewYorkCity 
june 2015 by M.Leddy
Jeremiah Moss’s Vanishing New York
The New York Times reports on Jeremiah Moss and Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York.
dowdyworld  NewYorkCity 
april 2015 by M.Leddy
Water towers of New York
The photographer Ronnie Farley on New York water towers
NewYorkCity  photography 
october 2014 by M.Leddy
Manhattan is losing bookstores
The New York Times reports on the dwindling number of bookstores in Manhattan
bookstores  NewYorkCity 
march 2014 by M.Leddy
Fran Lebowitz on Mayor Bloomberg
“One of the worst things about Michael Bloomberg being the mayor is that because he was so rich, he didn’t have to appeal to what he kept calling the ‘special interest groups’ — which, you know, I would call the ‘citizens.’”
NewYorkCity 
august 2013 by M.Leddy
King of Corona
A very short film about The Lemon Ice King of Corona.
film  food  NewYorkCity 
june 2013 by M.Leddy
M was for Metropolitan
On Monday, July 1, the Met ends the use of metal admission buttons.
art  museum  NewYorkCity 
june 2013 by M.Leddy
New York cheesecake
Bill Madison presents the World’s Best Recipe for Authentic New York Cheesecake.
food  NewYorkCity 
june 2013 by M.Leddy
New York in fifty objects
From the New York Times, a history of New York in fifty objects.
materialculture  NewYorkCity 
september 2012 by M.Leddy
Le Steak de Paris
Maeve Brennan writes about this restaurant several times in The Long-Winded Lady, more than about any other.
books  MaeveBrennan  NewYorkCity  writing  restaurants 
august 2012 by M.Leddy
Eighth Street Bookshop
The Eighth Street Bookshop, run by brothers Eli and Ted Wilentz, is one of the now-defunct businesses that make an appearance in Maeve Brennan’s The Long-Winded Lady.
books  bookstores  NewYorkCity 
august 2012 by M.Leddy
Maeve Brennan, The Long-Winded Lady
To read The Long-Winded Lady in 2012 is to read about a lost Manhattan.
books  MaeveBrennan  NewYorkCity  writing 
august 2012 by M.Leddy
Molly Dodd, Molly Dodd, Molly Dodd
Elaine and I share a great affection for this television show, which captures like no other the lonely pathos and sudden surrealism of life in the city.
MollyDodd  NewYorkCity  television 
july 2012 by M.Leddy
Automat beverage section
Automat coffee dispensers, same as they ever were.
coffee  dowdyworld  food  NewYorkCity  photography  restaurants 
june 2012 by M.Leddy
New York, 1964: Automat
From Harold Hart’s Guide to New York City.
1964  dowdyworld  food  NewYorkCity  restaurants 
june 2012 by M.Leddy
“Lunch Hour NYC”
At the New York Public Library, opening tomorrow, “Lunch Hour NYC.”
dowdyworld  food  NewYorkCity  restaurants 
june 2012 by M.Leddy
Misses Rheingold
For New Yorkers of a certain age, Rheingold is synonymous with beer.
dowdyworld  NewYorkCity 
may 2012 by M.Leddy
Project Neon
“A project to document the best of New York City’s neon signs.”
NewYorkCity  photography 
november 2011 by M.Leddy
Day & Meyer, Murray & Young
The New York Times reports on the storage warehouse of Day & Meyer, Murray & Young.
dowdyworld  NewYorkCity 
november 2011 by M.Leddy
NYC faux pas
“Never ever ever EVER refer to the city as ‘the Big Apple.’”
culture  NewYorkCity 
september 2011 by M.Leddy
A secret location on the Upper East Side
A three-minute film by Andrew David Watson about a used-book store in a Manhattan apartment.
books  bookstores  NewYorkCity 
july 2011 by M.Leddy
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