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History in the Making (9/9): So Many Vices Edition

In this blog roundup, a Bowery Boys appearance in Vice, a threat to preservation, a classic restaurant closes, the story of two hotels with very different histories and more! In the photo above and below — From the Museum of the City of New York collection, some images of the so-called Prize Fighters Saloon (at […]

The sitting-out bag: Nobody wore this winter look for fun

Not cool: “Boy wearing coat with attached bag covering feet, seated at table, outside of classroom, reading, New York City.” Courtesy Library of Congress Hopefully the New York hipster community will never pick up the sitting-out bag as a trendy winter fashion trend. In their day, no teenager wore this cumbersome device for fun. The […]

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Health and Living

The sitting-out bag: Nobody wore this winter look for fun

Hopefully New Yorkers will never pick up the sitting-out bag as a trendy winter fashion trend. In their day, no teenager wore this cumbersome device for fun. Below: “Boy wearing coat with attached bag covering feet, seated at table, outside of classroom, reading, New York City.” Courtesy Library of Congress The sitting-out bag was basically […]