FRIDAY NIGHT FEVER: The 300 Club

To get you in the mood for the weekend, every Friday we’ll be celebrating ‘FRIDAY NIGHT FEVER’, featuring an old New York nightlife haunt, from the dance halls of 19th Century Bowery, to the massive warehouse spaces of the mid-90s. Past entries can be found here We’re reaching way back for this week’s entry, to … Continue reading FRIDAY NIGHT FEVER: The 300 Club

NYC NOIR: “All right, Popeye’s here!”

The Film Forum is in the midst of their five week NYC Noir screening series, featuring some of the best thrillers, mysteries and action films set on the streets of the city. Every week, we’ll feature a bit about one of the films, and encourage you to go check out some of these classic flicks. … Continue reading NYC NOIR: “All right, Popeye’s here!”

The street of the Ancient Hibernians

In this week’s podcast, we briefly touched on a pivotal moment in the history of the Ancient Order of the Hibernians. They assisted in the defense of St Patrick’s Old Cathedral during a raid by anti-Catholic, anti-Irish rioters. The Ancient Order of the Hibernians are essentially the Irish-Catholic version of the Freemasons. The Pope had … Continue reading The street of the Ancient Hibernians

FRIDAY NIGHT FEVER: The Limelight

To get you in the mood for the weekend, every Friday we’ll be celebrating ‘FRIDAY NIGHT FEVER’, featuring an old New York nightlife haunt, from the dance halls of 19th Century Bowery, to the massive warehouse spaces of the mid-90s. Past entries can be found here Holy Communion Episcopal Church was never meant to be … Continue reading FRIDAY NIGHT FEVER: The Limelight

The Short-Lived Thrill of the Windy Subway

The New York subway was particularly bad this week, with a rainstorm that caused a transit calamity, paralyzing trains and leaving New Yorkers in hot, muggy tunnels waiting for transportation that never arrived. (Gothamist tries to get to the bottom of just exactly why our subway keeps flooding.) However, maybe we wouldnt have this problem … Continue reading The Short-Lived Thrill of the Windy Subway

NYC NOIR: “He has his father’s eyes!”

The Film Forum is in the midst of their five week NYC Noir screening series, featuring some of the best thrillers, mysteries and action films set on the streets of the city. In this blog every Thursday of the series, we’ll feature a bit about one of the films, and encourage you to go check … Continue reading NYC NOIR: “He has his father’s eyes!”