Woody Allen’s Wonder Wheel – the Trailer!

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I can’t wait to see Woody Allen’s next – 50th?, 60th?, 70th maybe? – film Wonder Wheel, a nostalgic Mafia drama-type movie set in 1950s Coney Island which comes out soon, and looks exciting and beautiful… It stars Justin Timberlake as a wannabe writer living in Greenwich Village and working as a lifeguard who falls for a mobster’s ... Keep reading

‘Black Friday’ at Macy’s, 1948

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If I could time travel in New York it would be to the 1940s. Somehow all the black and white photos from the era manage to make even the most horrendous of situations look glamorous and romantic – like these ones of Black Friday at Macy’s, 1948, by Nina Leen for LIFE Magazine. Although it wasn’t technically ... Keep reading

The Brooklyn Gallery Filled with Thousands of Sketchbooks

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New York City is bursting with places to browse art, but there’s one Brooklyn gallery with a twist most New Yorkers – let alone tourists – don’t know about… The Brooklyn Art Library in Williamsburg has been open for 10 years and although its ordinary storefront has a lot of people fooled, it’s not a ... Keep reading

Magic After Hours in Midtown Manhattan

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So, one of the most mind-blowing evenings we had on our recent trip to New York City, was perhaps one of the most magical (pun intended…). We went to see Noah Levine’s Magic After Hours show, which takes place twice a week on Tuesday and Thursday nights at the city’s oldest magic shop – most ... Keep reading

Manhattan, This Time Around

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In May, the New York on My Mind team of two, hopped over the Atlantic for New York to conquer the city for the 15th or so time. All year I look forward to my annual trip to New York, to tucking into a good juicy burger, hunting out a new secret restaurant, stumbling on ... Keep reading

One Man Has Spent 38 Years Sketching Art in the Subway, So Far…

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As a person that loves New York so much I write a blog on the place, I’m always intrigued to find out about other people and their NYC passion projects, like Philip Coppola from New Jersey, who started sketching the mosaics inside New York City’s subway stations in 1978 with a ball point pen. “The idea ... Keep reading

A Secret Door to the Legendary Knickerbocker Hotel

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If you get a kick out of spotting old signs pointing to the past, next time you’re rushing through the Times’ Square subway, here’s something you might like. Head to the eastern end of the Track 1 platform on the Grand Central-Times Square-42nd Street shuttle. Hiding in plain sight at the end of the platform ... Keep reading

The Recipe for New York City’s Favourite Burger

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If you’re looking for me in the evening, there’s a good chance I’m waiting for a table at West Village restaurant, The Spotted Pig, so I can have one of chef April Bloomfield’s legendary burgers with Roquefort cheese and shoestring fries. In fact, her burgers are so renowned it is not uncommon for there to ... Keep reading

The Tropical Garden Inside a New York Office Building

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If I had to hot desk in a New York office building, I’d choose the Ford Foundation building. Architecturally, it’s striking, but inside it’s home to the most unexpected, magical sight most people visiting New York probably don’t know is there – a magnificent lush tropical garden growing inside the lobby! Push open the heavy ... Keep reading

Beautiful Girls in New York, circa 1944

Alfred Eisenstaedt Beautiful Girls

Photographed by Alfred Eisenstaedt, famous for taking the picture of the sailor kissing the girl in Times’ Square, the following photos are from a street style series he did for LIFE magazine taken in 1944 called ‘Beautiful Girls’. It is NY fashion week after all, plus I’ve a thing for 1940s New York… ... Keep reading