For 2016 we have created the Old Images of New York Calendar, a collection of New York classic images. It will make a stunning addition to your office or home decor, or the calendar could be a Christmas or holiday gift for that hard-to-buy-for friend.
The photos are great quality and high definition; they offer a unique perspective on the city’s most famous landmarks. We packed in as much New York City as we could into the calendar. You have come to expect excellent photo posts from our Facebook page, and we have strived to give you the same high standard for this print calendar.
The Chrysler Building is probably second to none when it comes to favorite New York City landmarks. It was completed in the frenzy of a race with rival Bank of Manhattan Trust Building to be the tallest building in the city. Near the very end of construction, the Chrysler’s builders hoisted a high needle-thin spire to push the building over 1,000 feet and make it the taller of the two.
The March photo may be many people’s favorite shot–a snow-lined look at the Flatiron Building. The Flatiron can be photographed from any angle, but its most popular view is from the north, with Broadway trailing off to the left, Fifth Avenue to the right. The man who designed the Flatiron, George A. Fuller, died in 1900 and so never saw the building completed in 1902. In 1905, a new twenty-first floor was added; you have to take a separate elevator from the 20th floor to get to it.
Included in the calendar are excellent shots of the Empire State and Woolworth Buildings, the Manhattan Bridge, the Washington Square Arch, Macy’s, and Times Square. You will also find a magnificent photo of the classic tile glass ceiling work of the now abandoned downtown City Hall subway station. The station still exists, but has not been used since 1945.
Thanks to the many of you who helped me grow the Facebook page, we have put together the calendar, and I think we have something special–our celebration of area history. This calendar is sure to please, with photos we know our audience responds to and likes to see, our most popular shots.
I would like to dedicate the calendar to my father, who passed away in October after a battle with cancer. He was a great, but complicated man who tried to do his best. I hope he would be proud of my effort here.
If you want something that embodies our page, our city, and ourselves, this calendar is a perfect choice. After all, who doesn’t love old New York photos?