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Walking Off the Big Apple

Charles le Brigand, an alias for photographer Stéphane Missier,
captures New York's frayed edges beautifully.

New York Real Estate Brochure Collection
This Columbia archive has over 9,000 brochures, floor plans,
and related real estate materials from the 1920s-1970s.

Before the Trailer
Who's shooting what movies and TV shows where.

Barely Legal Restaurants
An effective way to keep your eating-out expenses down.

Murder by Gaslight
While we were researching our Rogues Gallery of Manhattan-to-Sing-Sing criminals, we came across this 'compendium of 19th Century American murders'. We're glad we did.

The staff of Playbill tracks Broadway comings and goings,
with lots of video clips. Essential theater buff reading.

I Heart NY Museums
This one warms our own obsessive, info-collecting heart:
a chart of the city's museums, including hours,
entry prices, and free days/hours.

Clap for Bacon
No bacon here, but a really interesting
nook-and-cranny look at New York, with a healthy
appreciation of New York's history woven throughout.

Foodista NYC
A food blog that concentrates on Astoria:
its restaurants, lounges, and bars.

A note from Joe Holmes of Joe's NYC:

Today on 20x200 I'm releasing an editioned set of prints and all of the proceeds will go to Japan Society's Earthquake Relief Fund.

I'm not allowed to let anyone know which print it will be—that appears at around 2pm on the 20x200 site, and about an hour or more earlier in the 20x200 newsletter that goes out to subscribers. If you can get the word out on this, it'd be great—I'd like to see the print make a lot of money for the relief fund.

[Some images in this edition
courtesy of Shutterstock]

Cultural and literary notes, plus self-guided walks, courtesy of Walking Off the Big Apple, a strolling guide to New York City.

The New York of Augustus Saint-Gaudens

As we're celebrating all things Irish on St. Patrick's Day, it's time to take note of the contributions of Irish-Americans to New York City's culture. While the list is long, here's an artist of note.

While walking along 2nd Avenue between E. 19th and E. 20th Streets be sure to check out the fancy gate on the east side of the avenue. The playground is named after the French-Irish-American sculptor Augustus Saint-Gaudens (1848-1907), the Gilded Age creator of the Admiral Farragut Monument in Madison Square Park, the golden Sherman statue in Grand Army Plaza, and the Peter Cooper Monument in Cooper Square. His well-crafted works are known for their balance between realism and an heightened emotional expression. [Continued]

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