NoLIta in New York City

22 June 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, New York City Reading Time:  6 minutes

Mural on East Houston Street and Bowery © Nolita Studio LLC/cc-by-sa-4.0

Mural on East Houston Street and Bowery © Nolita Studio LLC/cc-by-sa-4.0

Nolita, sometimes written as NoLIta and deriving from “North of Little Italy“, is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. Nolita is situated in Lower Manhattan, bounded on the north by Houston Street, on the east by the Bowery, on the south roughly by Broome Street, and on the west by Lafayette Street. It lies east of SoHo, south of NoHo, west of the Lower East Side, and north of Little Italy and Chinatown.   read more…

Pride Month

1 June 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Berlin, French Riviera, Greater Los Angeles Area, Hamburg, London, Miami / South Florida, New York City, Paris / Île-de-France, San Francisco Bay Area Reading Time:  9 minutes

2018 San Francisco Pride Parade down Market Street © Samuel Wantman/cc-by-sa-4.0

2018 San Francisco Pride Parade down Market Street © Samuel Wantman/cc-by-sa-4.0

LGBT Pride Month is a month, typically June, dedicated to celebration and commemoration of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) pride. Pride Month began after the Stonewall riots, a series of gay liberation protests in 1969, and has since spread outside of the United States. Modern-day Pride Month both honors the movement for LGBT rights and celebrates LGBT culture.   read more…

Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue in Manhattan

30 March 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, New York City Reading Time:  6 minutes

© David Shankbone/cc-by-sa-3.0

© David Shankbone/cc-by-sa-3.0

The Congregation Shearith Israel (lit.: Congregation Remnant of Israel), often called The Spanish and Portuguese Synagogue, is an Orthodox Jewish synagogue located at 2 West 70th Street, at Central Park West, on the Upper West Side of Manhattan in New York City, New York, United States.   read more…

Madison Avenue in Manhattan

19 March 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, New York City, Shopping Reading Time:  7 minutes

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© MTATransitFan/cc-by-3.0

Madison Avenue is a north-south avenue in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, United States, that carries northbound one-way traffic. It runs from Madison Square (at 23rd Street) to meet the southbound Harlem River Drive at 142nd Street, passing through Midtown, the Upper East Side (including Carnegie Hill), East Harlem, and Harlem. It is named after and arises from Madison Square, which is itself named after James Madison, the fourth President of the United States.   read more…

5 Beekman Street in Manhattan

12 March 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Hotels, New York City Reading Time:  7 minutes

Beekman Tower © Paul Hermans/cc-by-sa-4.0

Beekman Tower © Paul Hermans/cc-by-sa-4.0

5 Beekman Street is a building in the Financial District of Manhattan in New York City, United States. It is composed of the 10-story, 150-foot-tall (46 m) Temple Court Building and Annex (also known as Temple Court) and a connected 51-story, 687-foot-tall (209 m) condominium tower called the Beekman Residences, which contains 68 residential units. The 287-unit The Beekman, a Thompson Hotel, also known as The Beekman Hotel, occupies all three structures.   read more…

Chelsea Hotel in Manhattan

25 February 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Hotels, New York City, Shopping Reading Time:  9 minutes

Lobby © Historystuff2/cc-by-3.0Cc By 3.0

Lobby © Historystuff2/cc-by-3.0

The Hotel Chelsea (also the Chelsea Hotel; colloquially The Chelsea) is a hotel at 222 West 23rd Street in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City. Built between 1883 and 1884, the hotel was designed by Philip Hubert in a style described variously as Queen Anne Revival and Victorian Gothic. The 12-story Chelsea, originally a housing cooperative, has been the home of numerous writers, musicians, artists, and entertainers, some of whom still lived there in the 21st century. As of 2022, most of the Chelsea is used as a luxury hotel. The building is a New York City designated landmark and on the National Register of Historic Places.   read more…

Astoria in Queens

9 February 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, New York City Reading Time:  12 minutes

The Last Word, Cocktails and Oysters, at Ditmars Boulevard © Kenneth C. Zirkel/cc-by-sa-4.0

The Last Word, Cocktails and Oysters, at Ditmars Boulevard © Kenneth C. Zirkel/cc-by-sa-4.0

Astoria is a neighborhood in the western portion of the New York City borough of Queens. Astoria is bounded by the East River and is adjacent to four other Queens neighborhoods: Long Island City to the southwest, Sunnyside to the southeast, and Woodside and East Elmhurst to the east. As of 2019, Astoria has an estimated population of 95,446.   read more…

East Harlem in New York City

10 January 2024 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, New York City Reading Time:  7 minutes

1381 Madison Avenue © Beyond My Ken/cc-by-sa-4.0

1381 Madison Avenue © Beyond My Ken/cc-by-sa-4.0

East Harlem, also known as Spanish Harlem or El Barrio, is a neighborhood of Upper Manhattan in New York City, north of the Upper East Side and bounded by 96th Street to the south, Fifth Avenue to the west, and the East and Harlem Rivers to the east and north. Despite its name, it is generally not considered to be a part of Harlem proper, but it is one of the neighborhoods included in Greater Harlem.   read more…

The Bronx in New York City

7 September 2023 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, New York City Reading Time:  10 minutes

Park Plaza Apartments © Jim.henderson

Park Plaza Apartments © Jim.henderson

The Bronx is a borough of New York City, coextensive with Bronx County, in the U.S. state of New York. It is south of Westchester County; north and east of the New York City borough of Manhattan, across the Harlem River; and north of the New York City borough of Queens, across the East River. The Bronx has a land area of 42 square miles (109 km²) and a population of 1,472,654 in the 2020 census. If each borough were ranked as a city, the Bronx would rank as the ninth-most-populous in the U.S. Of the five boroughs, it has the fourth-largest area, fourth-highest population, and third-highest population density. It is the only borough of New York City not primarily on an island. With a population that is 54.8% Hispanic as of 2020, it is the only majority-Hispanic county in the Northeastern United States and the fourth-most-populous nationwide.   read more…

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