Astor Place before Starbucks

As many times as I’ve given my lecture on nineteenth-century theater in Writing New York, I’ve almost never been able to pace it right to conclude as planned with the Astor Place Riots, which is probably how I came to write this post last year. I’ll...

Colonnade Row

While we’re on the topic of unique NYC architecture from the 19th century, I’ll throw out a link to the blog Colonnade Row — the only blog I follow that purports to be written by a dog (in this case, little Kirby Carnegie, an opinionated bulldog...