by Carla Zanoni
Ephemeral New York
Chronicling an ever-changing city through faded and forgotten artifacts
The very thing that makes New York City so exciting is that which can make it feel intangible, fleeting, and, well, ephemeral. That’s what “Ephemeral New York” is all about, chasing that dynamic thing called New York City and trying to immortalize it in words and images. A recent post did just that with Washington Height’s prized Sylvan Terrace (although there seems to be some dispute over just whose Terrace that really is—West Harlem or Washington Heights?), showcasing some of the architecture that makes up that part of the city. Meander through the site and see all of the special areas of Northern Manhattan this author has featured, best of all showing that there is a lot going on uptown and it should be enjoyed now before it is forgotten.
Good Crime Think
Home of Conscious Comic and Vigilante Pundit Baratunde Thurston
There are a lot of really cool things about the author of this site. He is the author of three books, an online writer, a comedian, a soon-to-be host of a new television program called “Popular Science's Future Of” on the Science Channel, and not least of all, an Inwood resident. His site is the perfect blend of humorous insight and satire and good old fashioned Inwood-promotion. Check it out for some good local and not-so-local laughs.
Although the site has been dormant for a while, Ts Blog is worth checking out if only for the five posts dedicated to Dominican culture in Washington Heights. Watch a video about Bachata dance and what life is like for Dominicans and other Hispanics in Northern Manhattan or the history of Washington Heights itself.
Follow Carla Zanoni’s blog “The Streets Where We Live” to explore and stay connected to Northern Manhattan.