Tiny Doyers Street, tucked between Chatham Square and equally minute Pell, is so narrow and twisted that it resembles a medieval lane in a European town. During the early years of the 20th century, when violence and mayhem were commonplace on Doyers, police dubbed the street’s dramatic turn “the Bloody Angle,” in tribute to the […]
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June 21st, 2013 4 Comments
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Grand Slam, a tourist emporium on the west side of Broadway between 46th and 47th Streets, was once the first Horn & Hardart’s NYC Automat. Every day, from its opening in 1912 to the mid-1970s, hundreds of patrons would come here to gaze at food displayed in glass compartments like museum jewels. When they had surveyed the […]
September 4th, 2010 9 Comments
There aren’t a lot of old buildings left in Times Square, but the few remnants of 19th century architecture that have managed to survive conceal a wealth of entertainment history (see my last post about Helen Morgan’s club on 54th Street). Walking along Broadway the other day, I passed Gallagher’s Steakhouse at 228 West 52nd […]