Author Archives: Emily

Updates: New posts coming, you can participate, a new page

We’re in the midst of summer, so what better time to really try to catch up on those blog posts? I’ll be concentrating on that over the next month or two. That means you should subscribe either via RSS or … Continue reading

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Lo-V Nostalgia Train to Brooklyn

It should come as no surprise that when I received the Transit Museum’s mailing about the summer tours I signed up as quickly as possible for all three nostalgia trains. These started much later than last year’s, the first one … Continue reading

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Roosevelt Island Tram at night

After a lovely weeknight dinner, my (twin) cousin and I didn’t want to part ways just yet. We pondered what to do. It was frigid outside, so taking a walk through the city streets wouldn’t do. We were full, so … Continue reading

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New Willis Avenue Bridge I-87 Ramp

As some readers may remember, I closely followed the installation of the new Willis Avenue Bridge in late 2010. The sight of the two bridges next to each other was striking, but I also had a meaningful connection to the … Continue reading

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Blog milestones

Dear readers, I wanted to share with you a few pieces of exciting news regarding this blog: an anniversary, an award, and an amazing connection made.

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Ghost of the Miller Highway (on the FDR Drive)

Ever since Forgotten NY‘s Forgotten Tour 50 (blog entry coming soon), I’d been a bit obsessed with the now-demolished Miller Highway. Before the tour I’d driven up and down the Henry Hudson Parkway/West Side Highway/West Street/whatever other names this road goes … Continue reading

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The Henry Hudson Bridge’s 75th birthday

Today was a crazy day. I came off a weekend full of four dance performances feeling like I needed a day of recovery. Generous as always, my boss agreed that I could take the day. Last week I’d read on … Continue reading

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Indiana freight train

Ever since I can remember my family has been driving to Muncie, Indiana from Cleveland, Ohio to visit relatives for selected holidays and other occasions. I have memories of this 5-6 hour, mostly flat and rural drive from many eras … Continue reading

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Micro-scursion: What is that thing? revisited

It was a beautiful, partly cloudy day and I was off on a string of errands. One destination was Fairway Market in Pelham Manor. I’d been there several times for grocery shopping since I’d visited the “what is that thing” … Continue reading

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Roosevelt Island AVAC System and A Walk Down Newtown Creek

On the recommendation of my college advisor (though I graduated some time ago, he’s my advisor for life) I researched an organization called Open House New York. Advisor told me I must check out their weekend-long event in October, where, … Continue reading

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