Lost Splendor

Past and present by an archives student and new Bostonian. @freifraufitz

"Sunset over New York City…", c. 1932 via Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain
New York City, 1935 via Wikimedia Commons, Public Domain
Rain on Madison Avenue, New York City c. 1943 by John Vachon via Shorpy

Museum of Natural History Announces First Adult-Only Sleepover

"While the American Museum of Natural History has been hosting Night at the Museum sleepovers for kids, there’s never been an adult-only one. Ever. Until now. They’ve just announced their first sleepover for grown-ups, which will take place on Friday, August 1st. - Gothamist

Amenities will include some of the following:

"Explorers can roam through the nearly empty halls of the Museum (including the spiders). There will also be a flashlight tour.”

"Participants will be invited to attend a special presentation in The Power of Poison exhibition with Curator Mark Siddall."

"There will be a midnight viewing of the Dark Universe Space Show, narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson."

"There will also be charging stations and tea service."

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.

Omg.

Beneath the Rails: Views Below the New York City Subway by Berenice Abbott, New York City, c. 1935/36 via NYPL on Flickr Commons

Map of Brooklyn, New York c. 1907 via NYPL Open Access Maps
Map indicates “street pavements other than cobble stone on January first, 1907”
The Red and Marble Miles: New York, New York. April 5th, 2014. Unedited.
On the train back to Boston following a fantastic weekend back in New York after bouts of brunch, reunions, and the New York Antiquarian Book Fair!
Our Next Stop Is: Times Square Subway, New York City c. 1942 (via vintage everyday)
Night Lights: Central Park from Fifth Avenue, New York City, December 2013.
Central Park from outside the Plaza:  New York, December, 2013.
Williamsburg Bridge, New York City c. 1904 (via Shorpy Historical Photo Archive)
Ice Cream at Madison Square Garden, New York City by Cornell Capa, 1953 (via Marieaunet)
New York City Skyline, 1912 (via Shorpy Historical Photo Archive)
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Zeppelin Above Empire State Building. New York City, 1930 (by Nationaal Archief)

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Zeppelin Above Empire State Building. New York City, 1930 (by Nationaal Archief)