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Fun weird NYC history, one topic for every letter of the alphabet.


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Title: Ugliest Buildings, Part II: Modernism

Ugliest Buildings, Part II: Modernism

January 3rd, 2017

Who thought these were a good idea?  Seriously.  On Day 1, when the money guys met with the building guys, why didn’t they scream and run away?  Did… Go to Episode

Ugliest Buildings, Part I: Brutalism

December 26th, 2016

Imposing concrete blocks surround New Yorkers, but WHY? Who built them?  Were they truly considered to be good decisions at the time?  Will we ever… Go to Episode

Public Art in New York City

December 5th, 2015

New York City has an admirable history of investing in public art.  Ordinances require a certain amount of money to be spent on art in all city-owned… Go to Episode

Quaker Cemetery in Prospect Park: Special Micro- Episode!

February 11th, 2016

Discreetly hidden away in Prospect Park, there is a 10- acre cemetery.  The land belonged to the Quakers of New York City long before the park grew up… Go to Episode