Friday, December 11, 2015
Friday, December 4, 2015
Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Deals abound on 34th Street for Black Friday, and below is a small selection. Happy Thanksgiving and happy holiday shopping!
Pre-Black Friday deals are going on now with up to 60% off. Black Friday deals start at $4.99, with scratch-offs for the first 100 people worth up to $300.
435 Seventh Avenue at 34th Street
47 West 34th Street at Sixth Avenue
1333 Broadway at 35th Street
Posted by Tricia at 12:27 PM
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Today only get 50% off your purchase at Old Navy! Stock up on cozy pjs, big sweaters, and great jeans for the holidays, and start knocking some names off your holiday list! See store or oldnavy.gap.com for details. 150 West 34th Street between Broadway and Seventh Avenue
Posted by Tricia at 9:23 AM
Friday, October 23, 2015
Mid-season sale: buy one get the second (equal or lesser value) for 50% off select items in store and online. I am adoring what Desigual is doing these days, so stop by the Herald Square store and try on this Spanish retailer's fabulous prints and pants. 958 Avenue of the Americas (Sixth and 35th Street)
I can't go on enough about Gap's newly-released Peanuts collection for baby and kids. CAN NOT rave enough. I must buy everything with Snoopy and Woodstock on it. Or that refers to Snoopy and Woodstock. OR IS A CHEVRON HOODIE. We really heart Charlie Brown and the whole Peanuts gang in our house. And yes, the movie must be seen as soon as it opens in theaters. My only complaint? We need Lucy, please, because nothing is better when The Doctor Is In. 60 West 34th Street at Sixth Avenue
Friday, October 16, 2015
|James "Gentleman Jim" Corbett, 1910. Image: LOC|
|Corbett's on Broadway and 33rd Street looking north, 1900. Image: MCNY|
|34th Street, where Sixth Avenue and Broadway meet, with the Corbett's sign on the left, 1901. Image: NYPL|
|Saks 34th Street, 1955. Image: MCNY|
|34th at Broadway, 2015. Image: 34SP, Anne Kumer|
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
|Men playing cards c. 1900. Image: LOC|
|Harper's Weekly cartoon by William A. Rogers showing NYC Chief of Police "Big Bill" Devery collecting "taxes". Image and further explanation: Harp Week|
Members of the Tammany Society were widely known to accept and require bribes and selectively enforce laws. Public approval of the organization fluctuated, though its powerlessness in the face of Tammany was recognized by several media outlets. With low rates of literacy, satirical cartoons reached a much wider audience than written diatribes could. It was a winning hand, and they accomplished in part, what Tammany feared the most, exposure to, and criticism from, the public. One of the most notable cartoonists was Thomas Nast of Harper's Weekly. Throughout his years at the paper, he produced a huge number of sardonic cartoons for the heavily circulated weekly, often showing Tammany as an irate tiger destroying everything in its path.
|Harper's Weekly cartoon by Thomas Nast, November 11, 1897 showing Tammany tiger mauling democracy (depicted as Columbia with a crushed ballot box by her side) in a Roman Colosseum as Boss Tweed cheers from the stands. Image: OSU|
Reformists, such Reverend Charles C. Parkhurst and Jerry McAuley played huge roles in publicizing Tammany's wrongs through well-attended sermons. In 1891 Reverend Parkhurst inaugurated a campaign against Tammany Hall. He gave sermons throughout the city denouncing public officials, and made it his personal mission to shut down all gambling halls. The effort eventually succeeded with the closure of several gaming rooms throughout the city, including the House with the Bronze Door in 1908. The defeat was celebrated in person and in print, though the Tammany Society would continue to operate in some form or other for several more decades.
|Reverend Charles C. Parkhurst enjoys a brief victory over Tammany in this cartoon by J.S. Pughe, printed in an 1894 edition of Puck. Image: LOC|
1. Dash, Mike. Satan's Circus: Murder, Vice, Police Corruption, and New York's Trial of the Century
2. Halloran, Fiona Deans. Thomas Nast: The Father of Modern Political Cartoons
3. Gilfoyle, Timothy. A Pickpocket's Tale
4. Santé, Luc. Low Life
Friday, October 9, 2015
Once you go Birks, you never go back. Now I need a pair in every color. Get the white on white at City Streets on sales for $69 and complete your collection. Also, there are UGG slippers on sale and up to 75 % off select shoe styles. Manhattan Mall ground floor, 33rd Street and Sixth Avenue
Buy two rings, get one free: It's a fabulous ring party at Pandora, and we are all invited. 1284 Broadway between 33rd and 34th Streets
Friday, October 2, 2015
I love this sale: buy a pair of shoes and get 30% off a pair of boots. I would so get a nice pair of kicks for my man and then, natch, boots for me. Skechers really gets its shopper. 140 West 34th Street between Broadway and Seventh Avenue
Uniqlo x Lemaire
Let's not wait on this one. Although RackedNY tells the French label fans to return on Monday for restock and previously only-available-online items, I would not tempt the fabulous collab fates. Stop by this weekend at Herald Square, which RackedNY recommends shopping, check out stock, then return Monday if you think it's worth the hype. And trust me, it's worth the hype. I have big respect for Uniqlo's collabs and this one is a great fit. 31 West 34th Street between Fifth and Sixth
Friday, September 25, 2015
Buy two pairs of jeans and get 30% off. Or, use code FRIENDSFIRST online for 50% off a $250 or more purchase, and 40% off $125 and up. I love Levi's pullovers (see below). Also, kids and baby online is up to 40% off! All around a fabulous time to shop Levi's, especially if you want really, really cute white ("winter bloom") overalls. NEED.
45 West 34th Street just east of Sixth Avenue
Monday, September 21, 2015
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Angel Sanchez presented a collection of evening gowns and jumpsuits in a variety of bright colors and contemporary shapes. His background in architecture was evident through the designs geometric cuts and the futuristic materials gave way to a distinctly modern feel. Sanchez was able to keep the collection feminine and fun with lighter than air dresses in bright tropical colors, including yellow, pink and orange, and large floral patterns. The light materials screamed spring and hand-cut flowers clustered around the wait and necklines were an interesting way to incorporate detail. While any woman would love to get their hands on any piece, my favorite look was the black crinkle organza ballgown. In a close second was the orange jumpsuit, perfect for any big night out.