I didn’t take my first trip to Gotham City until I was 28 but up until that time one of my main images of the city – besides, ya know, people having harsh violence inflicted on them – was locals and tourists alike standing pleasantly in front of a hot dog cart while the hot dog vender garnished dogs with condiments (of course, a minute later they were probably pummeled and robbed by New York thugs). I’d seen the image of people buying frankfurters in New York on TV and in movies so many times that it just seemed like the thing to do when one visits or lives in the Big Apple.
Yes, this is an MTA subway car from the 1940’s. It’s part of a permanent collection at the New York Transit Museum, houses under Brooklyn Heights at the former local Court Street stop.
Cars from 1907, 1950, 1929, and even the ‘60’s also line the tracks of the museum, and if you need to kill some time in New York City, it’s great fun to spend the day walking through the cars, taking in the vintage ads and imagining life as a strap hanger half a century ago.  - AD

Yes, this is an MTA subway car from the 1940’s. It’s part of a permanent collection at the New York Transit Museum, houses under Brooklyn Heights at the former local Court Street stop.

Cars from 1907, 1950, 1929, and even the ‘60’s also line the tracks of the museum, and if you need to kill some time in New York City, it’s great fun to spend the day walking through the cars, taking in the vintage ads and imagining life as a strap hanger half a century ago.  - AD

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On this 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty’s dedication, live cameras have been turned on. The views include a live stream from the lady’s torch.
(via Live From New York: Statue Of Liberty Webcams Are On : The Two-Way)
Photo: EarthCam.com


I’d love to talk to the guy or gal that had to affix that cam to Lady Liberty’s torch. Wow…what a view! Happy birthday! -MR

museumnerd:

Dope.

npr:

On this 125th anniversary of the Statue of Liberty’s dedication, live cameras have been turned on. The views include a live stream from the lady’s torch.

(via Live From New York: Statue Of Liberty Webcams Are On : The Two-Way)

Photo: EarthCam.com

I’d love to talk to the guy or gal that had to affix that cam to Lady Liberty’s torch. Wow…what a view! Happy birthday! -MR

When Gadling wrote about the Apple Store cube in April 2011, it was because it had become the 5th most photographed landmark in NYC. After the passing of Steve Jobs yesterday, I think it’s safe to say this will be one of the most photographed landmarks in NYC for some time to come.
RIP, Steve Jobs. You really did change the way we work, play, and travel. -MR
(via In the world of tourist destinations, the Apple store is king | Gadling.com)

When Gadling wrote about the Apple Store cube in April 2011, it was because it had become the 5th most photographed landmark in NYC. After the passing of Steve Jobs yesterday, I think it’s safe to say this will be one of the most photographed landmarks in NYC for some time to come.

RIP, Steve Jobs. You really did change the way we work, play, and travel. -MR

(via In the world of tourist destinations, the Apple store is king | Gadling.com)

Behold…the avocado cilantro margarita garnished with a habañero.
I recently enjoyed this delicious concoction at Oficina Latina, one of the many bars in New York City serving spicy cocktails. Gadling has put together a list of the ten of the top places in NYC where you can tempt your taste buds with tingly tipples. Consider Oficina Latina #11. I also recently tried Sueños, one of NYC’s best Mexican restaurants and the home of the $69 margarita. -MR

Behold…the avocado cilantro margarita garnished with a habañero.

I recently enjoyed this delicious concoction at Oficina Latina, one of the many bars in New York City serving spicy cocktails. Gadling has put together a list of the ten of the top places in NYC where you can tempt your taste buds with tingly tipples. Consider Oficina Latina #11. I also recently tried Sueños, one of NYC’s best Mexican restaurants and the home of the $69 margarita. -MR

Hot on the tail of our last happy hour in Brooklyn last month Gadling Labs is pleased to announce our second community happy hour in New York City at Lolita on the Lower East Side, Saturday May 14th from 7-9PM.Once more we’re teaming up with the folks at Nomading Film Fest to make us look a bit less like travel nerds and more like good, sexy travel jocks. We’ll have all of our favorite travel friends there to chat with, and as special guests, the entire Gadling blogger team will also be circulating. Mixing. Gesticulating and friendicating.Oh, and did we mention that we’re getting some kickass sponsors to join us? The Macallan®* will be providing a complimentary single-malt tasting from 7-8 and both Travelocity and Mastercard will be dishing out some freebies.All that we need from you is your John Hancock on this Eventbrite form so that we can get wristbands and plan for your arrival. We have space for 125 people.Never been to a Gadling/NoFF event? Here’s what you can expect…

Hot on the tail of our last happy hour in Brooklyn last month Gadling Labs is pleased to announce our second community happy hour in New York City at Lolita on the Lower East Side, Saturday May 14th from 7-9PM.

Once more we’re teaming up with the folks at Nomading Film Fest to make us look a bit less like travel nerds and more like good, sexy travel jocks. We’ll have all of our favorite travel friends there to chat with, and as special guests, the entire Gadling blogger team will also be circulating. Mixing. Gesticulating and friendicating.

Oh, and did we mention that we’re getting some kickass sponsors to join us? The Macallan®* will be providing a complimentary single-malt tasting from 7-8 and both Travelocity and Mastercard will be dishing out some freebies.

All that we need from you is your John Hancock on this Eventbrite form so that we can get wristbands and plan for your arrival. We have space for 125 people.

Never been to a Gadling/NoFF event? Here’s what you can expect…