Posts Categorised: Nostalgia

Little Syria, New York City

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Once upon a time in New York City, years before the World Trade Centre was built and the area known as TriBeCa came to exist, the lower west side of Manhattan was a different place. For this corner of the city was once home to a vibrant neighbourhood, the streets filled with the sound of ... Keep reading

The Time Capsule Alleyway in Greenwich Village

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I’ve been spending some time lately on each trip to New York getting to know the city’s historical treasures a little better. So the last time I was stateside, I set out to find a curious little mews I’d seen pictures of and heard a lot about. If you happen to find yourself in Greenwich ... Keep reading

Mysterious Miniature Front Doors & other Hidden Treasures of New York

It goes without saying I’m always taking notes on all the places I plan to visit when I’m next in NYC, ones I think you’ll like too. Not just the obvious restaurants and coffee shops to try, art shows and curious shops to discover. Lately, I’m making a list and checking it twice of all those ... Keep reading

The New York Pizza Project – Your Guide to Finding New York’s Authentic Pizza Parlours

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If I had to choose between dinner at a ‘reliable’ chain restaurant or a well-loved authentic New York pizza shop, I’d choose the pizza parlour every time – John’s of Bleecker to be precise. A trip to my favourite New York pizza shop means going out for a taste of real New York pizza. It means ... Keep reading

Let’s Look Inside the New York Times Archives

Coming across videos like this is such a treat for me! I would pay good money to spend the day sifting through the newspaper’s old print archives, a department that used to be the heart of most publications but today is jokingly referred to “the morgue”. What a vault of nostalgic treasures this place must ... Keep reading

All Aboard the New York City Nostalgia Train

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Mind the closing doors please… at the start of the holiday season in NYC, nostalgic souls and tired shoppers are in for a treat. At the end of every year for a few weeks, the people who run the subway roll out its vintage subway trains. Starting early December and running for the following three ... Keep reading

Vintage Thanksgiving Menus from New York’s Legendary Hotels

I love reading menus and today I’ve lost myself in the New York Public Library’s mind-boggling collection of vintage Thanksgiving menus, some dating as far back as 1840! They’re a window into the food fashions of the time and what’s remarkable from a quick glance is that all of New York’s legendary hotels were serving ... Keep reading

New York City’s Suburbs in Beautiful Black and White

Why do suburbs get a raw deal? I’m not just talking New York. London, Paris, Rome, Sydney… even in my hometown of Brighton which is small enough to walk from one end to another just about, people overlook them; some shudder at the thought of them, even. This is why photographer William Meyers is special. ... Keep reading

A 1920s Hotel Lobby Hidden in an Upper West Side Apartment

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A film location scout in New York has discovered a beautiful 1920s hotel lobby hidden in an Upper West Side apartment – behind the beautiful Ansonia building – at 253 West 73rd Street. The entrance might look like a typical building lobby on first look, with a desk to one side, an alcove with mailboxes ... Keep reading

Fabulous Behind-The-Scenes Photos from Mad Men Season Four

When your favourite series ends, typically the denial kicks in first, followed by several other stages of grief and withdrawal. But I’ve come across something that might be able to help us victims suffering from television show withdrawal to deal with their nostalgia. Enter Rolling Stone magazine’s black-and-white behind-the-scenes photographs from the filming of Mad ... Keep reading