On Flickr-Thanksgiving Dinner 1947-East Harlem

Family Reunion 1947 by See El Photo
Family Reunion 1947, a photo by See El Photo on Flickr.

Walker Evans street photography from the 1950’s via the Met Museum’s online gallery.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art – [16 Views of New York Streets, Possibly for “Street Furniture” Series].

Snapshot: 321 East “a hun 8” on September 28th 1959!


Click on the red link below, to view info on the 128th Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel in East Harlem.


Click on the red link below, to download the schedule for the upcoming Festa di Giglio di East Harlem, New York.

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Don’t forget! Tonight @ 9 is the procession. Tomorrow morning @ 9 is the Mass. OUR LADY OF MOUNT CARMEL FEAST, East Harlem.


Strawberries with Zabaglione

The Literate Chef

(Preparation time 30 minutes, serves 4)

Adapted from Molto Batali as published in The McClatchy Tribune


2 pints of fresh strawberries, washed, hulled and sliced
4 egg yolks, at room temperature
1/3 cup of sugar
1/4 cup Sweet Marsala
6 oz. Heavy Cream, whipped


1.    In the top of a double boiler, combine the egg yolks, sugar and Marsala and whisk quickly to combine.
2.    Add water to the bottom part of the double boiler and bring to a boil. When water begins to boil, reduce to a simmer and place the top part of the double boiler over it, making sure that the bottom does not come into contact with the simmering water and that the water remains at a high simmer and does not boil.
3.    Using an electric mixer, beat the mixture until it is doubled or tripled in volume…

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How city kids cooled off in the heat wave of 1953

“Summer in the City!”

Ephemeral New York

A 10-day heat wave left the city blistering in late summer 1953, with record temperatures in the triple digits scalding the streets.

Luckily these city kids living in the vicinity of today’s Nolita (see the ad for 276 Bowery) knew how to keep cool: They opened a fire hydrant.

Life magazine photographer Peter Stackpole captured these wonderful images: the spray coming out high into the Belgian Block street, then a boy aiming a flood of water at his buddy.

The next shots show other kids joining in, with no street traffic getting in their way. And then a policeman apparently puts a stop to it.

It looked like a lot of fun while it lasted. Amazingly, almost every kid is wearing long pants!

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