History in the making – 4/5

Director Jules Dassin died this week. He just happened to direct a film I wrote about a few weeks ago — The Naked City — featuring one of the most extensive on-location New York shoots of almost any film before 1960. Now you have no excuse not to go rent it this weekend!

HE’S SHOT IN BEEF AT A BODEGA! Believe it or not, that’s not a Post headline. Come celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Queens papers The Times Newsweekly [City Room]

What did Manhattan look like before landfill? [Gawker]

A historic upper Manhattan stables, literally on the move. [Gothamist]

A wonderful old mid-Manhattan diner closes this week. But can it be saved? [Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York]

Hey, it’s the Bowery Boys. For real! We accompany Lauren on her tour of the Bowery [New York Challenge]

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