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Creating Mobile Historical Society for SoHo - Make it Happen!

Creating Mobile Historical Society for SoHo – Make it Happen!

May 11, 2015

We don’t want SoHo to be remembered as an overcrowded shopping mall. The history of this neighborhood is important and yet so easily forgotten in the context of storefronts that today resemble the Short Hills Mall. Yukie Ohta grew up in SoHo in the 1970s and her site, The Soho Memory Project, captures the essence […]

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Scavenger Hunt Washington Square Park-Style

Scavenger Hunt Washington Square Park-Style

May 3, 2015

Fun Scavenger Hunt at the Park via The Bird Feed NYC:

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Oh What A Difference ! A Look at Washington Square Park Then & Now: April 16, 1936 & 2015

Oh What A Difference ! A Look at Washington Square Park Then & Now: April 16, 1936 & 2015

April 17, 2015

These two images of Washington Square Park come via The Bird Feed NYC site and were both taken on April 16th, just 79 years apart. What a clever idea to juxtapose two photos capturing the same view from different eras on the same day! View is from the southern perimeter of the park slightly east […]

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Explorations in Paris Without Leaving NYC... New CW Blog Post

Explorations in Paris Without Leaving NYC… New CW Blog Post

February 28, 2013

New Cathryn’s World post: Explorations in Paris Without Leaving NYC: Discovering Paris in Color — Mai Oui! Writing this post at my other blog made me wonder… could a pictorial of NYC ever be so wonderfully colorful? It could offer other things, fantastic architecture, charm in places, color here and there but not like this, […]

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Reflections on the City Immediately Post 9/11

Reflections on the City Immediately Post 9/11

September 11, 2011

I wrote a piece about my experiences after September 11th in NYC. There was a period where there was a very different feeling in the air and we all felt connected. You can read it here: NYC September 12th: In the Midst of Tragedy, A Gentle, Open Feeling in the Air

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NYC Street Poetry: Marge Piercy's "To Be Of Use"

NYC Street Poetry: Marge Piercy's "To Be Of Use"

June 10, 2011

New at my personal blog, Cathryn’s World (updated nowhere as frequently as this one!): NYC Street Poetry: Marge Piercy, “To Be of Use.” Poetry taped to a light post on an NYC street. You never know where you’ll find some culture!

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Spotlight: Neighborhood Blog - The SoHo Memory Project

Spotlight: Neighborhood Blog – The SoHo Memory Project

March 2, 2011

A new blog has popped up in SoHo! Only in existence since January 1st, 2011, the blog focuses on growing up in SoHo in the ’70′s and includes lots of great photos and insight into SoHo’s history as well as present day. Check out The Soho Memory Project: Every person has his or her own […]

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Two Recent Attacks At Washington Square

Two Recent Attacks At Washington Square

February 16, 2011

I noted last week how empty Washington Square Park was as I walked there but at no time did I feel nervous walking through. Yet, A Walk In the Park Blog reports that two people (one a Parks Department employee) have been attacked in the last month in Washington Square, one attack occurred last week. […]

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January 27, 2011

The Arch in the Snow ! over at Luma Blog.

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New Entry at Cathryn's World Blog: Lost Garden

New Entry at Cathryn's World Blog: Lost Garden

December 17, 2010

I came across an arrow indicating a “Lost Garden” next to an isolated diner along the West Side Highway on a snow-covered morning in the far West Village awhile back. Does it still exist? Can something like that exist in NYC today? More on this at Cathryn’s World.

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