Tag Archives: Grand Central Terminal

Dance Of The Sugar Plum Lesbians

This story makes its thirteenth annual appearance on JMG… Grand Central Terminal functions as the mechanical heart of midtown New York City, pumping out several thousand workers and tourists on one beat, then sucking in several thousand more on the next. The rhythms of the terminal are fascinating. Beat. Four thousand, inbound from New Haven. Beat. Three thousand, outbound to ...

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Queer Nation Disrupts Final Sochi Promotion At Grand Central Terminal

Via press release: Nearly three dozen members of Queer Nation held a raucous protest at the United States Olympic Committee’s final “Road to Sochi Tour” event at Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan on February 23. The action began just as the event began in historic Vanderbilt Hall, inside the terminal, with protesters chanting “Don’t Buy Putin’s Lies” and unfurling two ...

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Dance Of The Sugar Plum Lesbians

This story makes its tenth annual appearance on JMG…. Grand Central Terminal functions as the mechanical heart of midtown New York City, pumping out several thousand workers and tourists on one beat, then sucking in several thousand more on the next. The rhythms of the terminal are fascinating. Beat. Four thousand, inbound from New Haven. Beat. Three thousand, outbound to ...

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Photo Of The Day

I’ve blogged quite a bit about the construction of the Second Avenue Subway here on the Upper East Side, but haven’t said much about the project to connect Long Island Railroad to Grand Central Terminal. Buried 16 stories beneath Grand Central Terminal a new commuter rail is being blasted and tunneled out of solid bedrock as part of an audacious ...

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Improv Everywhere: Grand Central Lights

In celebration of the terminal’s 100th birthday.

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Evening View – Grand Central

I hopped off the subway at 42nd Street tonight to go upstairs and see the goings-on for Grand Central Terminal’s 100th birthday. If you embiggen the photo, you might be able to tell there’s a stage on the far side of the clock, but it was really too crowded to hang around.  Notice the big 1-0-0 in the windows.  That’s ...

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Grand Centennial

Grand Central Terminal celebrates its 100th anniversary on February 1st with lots of events, including “1913 pricing” at some of the restaurants and shops. There will be appearances by Cynthia Nixon, Melissa Manchester, and Caroline Kennedy, whose mother is widely credited with helping save Grand Central from the wrecking ball.  (Ugh, Penn Station.) Representatives of the Vanderbilt family are also ...

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NEW YORK: State Investigates Apple Store Deal At Grand Central Terminal

As I mentioned here recently, the largest Apple Store in the world opens in Grand Central Terminal this Friday. But other tenants are screaming about the cushy deal granted Apple by the MTA, the owner of the building. The state comptroller’s office is investigating. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli has launched an investigation into whether the Metropolitan Transportation Authority gave Apple ...

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She’s Got A New Hat Store!

Gothamist gives us a look at the still shrouded in secrecy Apple Store at Grand Central Terminal, which when it opens on December 9th will be the world’s largest. And the sixth Apple Store in Manhattan. Artist’s rendering below. No glass cube or staircase.

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Morning View – Grand Central Terminal

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NEW YORK: World’s Largest Apple Store Planned For Grand Central Terminal

Apple plans to install what would be their largest outlet in the world in the massive balcony area of Grand Central Terminal. The 16,000 square foot store will displace at least one of the restaurants presently in that location. The store will be Manhattan’s fifth Apple location. While relatively low-profile tenants like restaurants and their tables and chairs don’t detract ...

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NEW YORK: Hundreds Stage “Homophobia Kills” Die-In At Grand Central Terminal

Paul Schindler reports at Gay City News: Several hundred LGBT New Yorkers gathered at Grand Central Terminal during evening rush hour on Friday, October 8 to conduct what organizers called a “Flash Mob: Homophobia Kills Die-In” in the center of the main concourse of the nation’s busiest transit hub. Several minutes after 6, activist Alan Bounville brought his fingers to ...

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Morning View – Grand Central Terminal

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Photo Of The Day – Grand Central Cavern

Gothamist has a great set of photos of the work being done 150 feet beneath Grand Central Terminal as the $8B project to connect the Long Island Railroad to the GCT continues. When completed, LIRR commuters will enjoy a 90,000 sq.ft concourse including shops, restaurants, and connections to the subway and Metro North. And you’ll be able to get to ...

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Dance Of The Sugar Plum Lesbians

This story makes its sixth annual appearance on JMG….Grand Central Terminal functions as the mechanical heart of midtown New York City, pumping out several thousand workers and tourists on one beat, then sucking in several thousand more on the next. The rhythms of the terminal are fascinating. Beat. Four thousand, inbound from New Haven. Beat. Three thousand, outbound to Westchester. ...

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The Nostalgia Train Starts Today

NYC’s Nostalgia Train program begins today. Via Gothamist: The Nostalgia Shoppers’ Special is made up of subway cars in service from the 1930s to the 1970s, running along the lettered lines from the Grand Concourse to Coney Island. Ceiling fans, padded seats and incandescent light bulbs were state-of-the-art when these cars were first placed in service. The cars were removed ...

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Ghosts In The Machine

Even though MetroNorth runs trains past 2am, by 12:30am Monday night, I found Grand Central almost completely deserted. In thousands of visits, I’ve never seen it like this. Eerily beautiful. I could actually hear the echo of my footsteps. This month, PBS’s American Experience devotes an hour to the history of Grand Central Terminal, calling it “the greatest station of ...

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Operation Frozen Grand Central

Improv Everywhere struck again, this time with a couple of hundred “agents” who, on cue, froze in place for five minutes at Grand Central Terminal. One of their more amusing pranks. I seriously gotta do the next one.

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Morning View –
Hercules, Mercury, Minerva

Created in 1914 by French sculptor Jules-Alexis Coutan, the three statues that grace the top of Grand Central Terminal were the largest sculptural group of the time. Hercules (god of physical energy) and Minerva (goddess of moral energy) flank Mercury, the god of commerce. The giant eagle behind Mercury represents America. The entire piece stands 48 feet high. Mercury, whose ...

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Morning View – Grand Central Terminal

Grand Central Terminal looked ghostly and beautiful on this cool, cloudy morning. Embiggen for maximum spookiness.

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