Weekly NY Photo #59

The Edgar Allen Poe Cottage, situated on what is now the Grand Concourse in the Bronx, was built around 1912. It wasn’t actually owned by Poe, but rented by him from 1846 to 1849, for the sum of $100 per year. Edgar Allen Poe was an an American writer, poet, editor and literary critic, best […]

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Weekly NY Photo #58

The Little Red Lighthouse is REALLY little – only standing 40 ft./12 m. high. You will find this charming little lighthouse under the Manhattan side of the George Washington Bridge, in Fort Washington Park. Originally erected in 1880, on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River, it was relocated to its New York location […]

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Weekly NY Photo #56

This striking monument is at the southeast corner of Central Park. It shows the Union Army General William Tecumseh Sherman astride his horse, Ontario, led by the goddess Victory/Nike. The monument was commissioned in 1892 by the New York Chamber of Commerce. It was created by American sculptor (and New Yorker!) Augustus Saint-Gaudens. It took […]

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Weekly NY Photo #55

Walking past Rockefeller Center yesterday, I saw this cool 10ft tall dude doing what everyone does from this spot on 5th Avenue (between 49th & 50th streets) – gazing all the way upwards at 30 Rock. The sculpture was created by American artist Tom Friedman from crushed aluminum (British: aluminium!) foil pans and using a […]

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Weekly NY Photo #54

This picture was taken last summer, when we were well into the new realities caused by the Coronavirus. As much as we would’ve wanted to, NOBODY was going to risk going to any locations that would increase our risk of possibly contracting Covid. Rye Playland, like so many other amusement sites in New York, went […]

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