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I created this Upper East Side, NYC scavenger hunt for all the wonderful UES kids I know!  Print a copy and explore the neighborhood!  Can you find all 20?

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Upper East Side, NYC Scavenger Hunt for Kids PDF

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My favorite park, today and 79 years ago today!

Top Photo:
Washington Square, Looking North (April 16, 1936)
photo by Berenice Abbott source

Bottom Photo:
Washington Square Park, Looking North (April 16, 2015)
photo by Carina Zimmerman

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This picture was taken by one of my favorite photographers, Berenice Abbott, 76 years ago today!

View of Lenox Avenue, Harlem, at 135th Street, showing businesses, pedestrians and shoe-shine stand.
March 23, 1939 by Berenice Abbott

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This past weekend I attended both the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival and The Seed Experience Market.  I had such a great time, met inspiring people, tried amazing vegan food, and spent way too much money!

On Saturday, my business (TLB Music) joined The Solutionary School at the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival to lead a “Compassion Rocks” music class for the children at the festival.  It was so much fun!  We sang songs about animals, love, compassion, and world peace while the kids played on drums, shakers, and bells and we even drummed together on the Djembe:
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Old Fulton Street, Brooklyn Heights
January 21, 1978 by Dinanda Nooney

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Billie’s Bar, 56th Street and First Avenue, Manhattan
Taken December 8, 1936 by Berenice Abbott

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This photo of the Stoddard Theater on the Upper West Side was taken 81 years ago today! The theater, located on Broadway and West 90th, opened as the “Standard Theater” in 1914 and was renamed “Stoddard Theater” when it turned into a movie theater in 1919. On this day in 1933, the marquee advertised Spencer Tracy and Colleen Moore in The Power and the Glory and movie ticket prices were 10 cents for children and 20 cents for adults!  The Stoddard Theater closed in 1956 and the building (2431 Broadway) was demolished in 1986.

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Foundation of Woolworth Building on October 6, 1911 (103 years ago today!)

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I love NYC street art.  My Instagram feed is filled with photos of murals, graffitied walls, stenciled images, and wheatpaste stickers that I’ve snapped while running around the city.  Today, I’m sharing some of my favorites.  Click on each image for links to the artists’ feeds!

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Washington Square Park, 1900 source
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Washington Square Park, 2014

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Top Photo:
Orchard Street from Rivington, Looking North (1898)
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Orchard Street from Rivington, Looking North (June 6, 2014)
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Saturday Afternoon in Central Park (June 26, 1909) by Power O’Malley for Harper’s Weekly
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Harlem Street: II. 422-424 Lenox Avenue, Manhattan (June 14, 1938) by Berenice Abbott
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For more photos of 1930s NYC, check out my “NYC Nostalgia: Favorite Photos from the 1930s” post.


Houston & Bowery Wall by Cope2
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photo credit: Carina Zimmerman

Francis Luis Mora, 1914

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