tampa, florida: blue politics, bluz and bbq, pig bucks, and the big sloppy

Once again flyingnorthblog found itself on an airplane – this time headed south. Destination – Tampa, Florida. Despite having been to places like the...

reporting from new orleans – how beignets once made me a winner

Once again, flyingnorthblog is on the move.  Sometimes I wake up from a quick nap on an airplane, the memories of hundreds of flights...

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...

the newseum in washington, dc

I had heard a lot about the Newseum but never actually made it there the many times I had been to Washington, DC. This...

the reality on the ground in new york city in advance of hurricane irene

I’ve been in New York City for twenty-five years and what has happened today is unprecedented thus far – and Hurricane Irene hasn’t even...

my strange connection to the triangle shirtwaist factory fire of 1911

Today marks the one hundredth anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, which occurred on March 25, 1911.  On that day 146 garment workers...

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...

tampa’s ybor city: from cigar capital to social hot spot

My travels in Tampa led me to the much talked about Ybor City Historic District. Here, the main street of Seventh Avenue is reminiscent...

kennedy space center and the space shuttle atlantis

The John F. Kennedy Space Center is the NASA facility supporting Launch Complex 39 , originally built for the Saturn V, the largest and...

a tale of two flatirons

When one hears the term "Flatiron Building," images of the iconic Fuller Building in New York City immediately come to mind. Once one of...

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