a hidden terrace of nineteenth century row houses

While much of Manhattan’s past architectural glory was lost to “progress” prior to the creation of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1965...

a serbian in new york [srbin u njujorku]

By guest blogger Nebojša Vlaškalić. As a kid born in a small, beautiful country with open wounds, I have always carried a big burden of...

puerto rico’s fort san felipe del morro [video]

Old San Juan’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, the fort known as San Felipe del Morro, was named in honor of King Phillip II and...

weak hurricane [now tropical storm] irene in nyc: flooding and power issues, and fun...

From midtown Manhattan, it seems that the worst is over. The power is still on and there is little damage on the streets. At...

sorry mother nature, your earthquakes and hurricanes are no match for the power of...

August 23: earthquake. August 28: hurricane. Good try Mother Nature, but if you listen closely, you will hear the raspberries of more than eight...

a piece of new york city subway history reveals itself in greenwich village

Just a few blocks from the flyingnorthblog international headquarters in New York City, one can find the West 4th Street subway station, in the...

in new york city, dumbo is not an animated elephant

If you are out and about in New York City and want to get some of the most spectacular views of the Brooklyn Bridge...

reporting from new orleans – now that the rain has stopped, how do you...

I don't actually have fine washables, and if I did, the little Korean man at my laundry across the street in Greenwich Village would...

laissez le bon temps pleuvoir: the sun in new orleans was as elusive as...

After having endured an earthquake and Hurricane Irene, I was fortunate enough to head south to New Orleans and land right smack in the...

nyc to philadelphia: tips on traversing new jersey and the state of rail in...

If you are ever in NYC and want to take a quick trip to see another city, Philadelphia is your best bet.  If you...

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