Neighborhood Blogwatchby Carla Zanoni
Bridge and Tunnel ClubThe scope of this site is broad and far reaching, focusing on citywide issues that pertain to all of its boroughs while occasionally dropping in to look at life in Northern Manhattan. In addition to some witty and smart posts, The Bridge and Tunnel Club also holds a bounty of older Inwood and Washington Heights photos that are a sight to behold. Take a look at the streets of Washington Heights during the winter and Sherman Creek before its clean up and reminisce.
66 Square Feet
New York: One Woman, One Terrace, Twelve Seasons
66 Square Feet is not a local blog, but sometimes outsiders have the best view of our neighborhoods as they bring their fresh eyes and take to the local streets. In this case, Marie Viljoen, “came of age in Cape Town, grew up in New York” typically writes about her life in Brooklyn and her terrace garden. In this post, she travels afar, landing in Northern Manhattan this past Saturday. She marveled at the sights from Fort Tryon Park, through Inwood Hill Park and up to the tip where you can see Spuyten Dyvil in the distance. “It's worth the trip. A-Train to 207th Street, two blocks to Inwood Park. Entrance of park past the tennis courts,” she writes. Except you already knew it was worth it, didn’t you?
If you see something, say something
Following the theme of out-of-towners writing about Northern Manhattan, Alex lives in Washington, DC, and typically writes about “photography, travel, and blogging.” But in this posting, he traveled all the way from our nation’s capital to New York City and chose to hike up to Wahi to see what all the hubbub was about regarding the ceiling collapse on the 1 train’s 181st Street station. His way of looking at the station is intriguing, as are his photos of the then-intact station.
Correction: Last week’s Neighborhood Blogwatch incorrectly stated the name of a blog, it is titled J. Holtham: Putting Pen to Paper, not J. Holtman.
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