The city on stage

Cyrus’s discussion of Irving’s History over the last week or so lays the foundation for one of the big trajectories we trace in Writing New York: the idea of constructed histories — the literariness of the city’s history — and the very...

Funky Broadway

I can’t remember when I’ve seen a clip this amazing. I stumbled across it a couple days ago and have been back to watch it half a dozen times since. If I could pull some Purple Rose of Cairo/Harry Potter move and tumble into this screen …

The Return of the Broadway Promenade

Earlier this week Mayor Bloomberg announced a major makeover for a good stretch of Broadway (between Herald Square and Columbus Circle), designed to offer more pedestrian space and safer biking. From Transportation Alternatives’ StreetBeat:Broadway and the great...