Fan of the M104, M57, M72 and M5

Fan of the M104, M57, M72 and M5

By Claudie Benjamin Lea Anastasio uses a walker and rides the M104 all the time. She’s also a fan of the M57, M72, and M5. Just the other day, she got on the kneeling ramp of the M104 at the bus stop located between 73-74th Streets and Broadway in front of...
Hip Hop on Broadway

Hip Hop on Broadway

By Claudie Benjamin Hip Hop may trace its origin to the early 1970s by African Americans and Afro-Caribbean immigrants in the Bronx, but Angel Kaba became involved in this specific genre of dance as a young woman living in Brussels, Belgium. She had been studying...
Proud Caring Community

Proud Caring Community

By Claudie Benjamin Interviewed in 2020 for the 6sqft newsletter, architect John Cetra of Cetra/Ruddy spoke proudly of the work the firm had done three decades before. “A project we did in the early ’90s was Euclid Hall...
Years, Lovers and Glasses of Wine

Years, Lovers and Glasses of Wine

By Claudie Benjamin Though obviously not to be taken literally, the Italian saying, Anni,e bicchieri di vino non si contano mai, translates as lovers and glasses of wine, these are things that should never be counted, capsulizes what captivated...
Where are the Lions?

Where are the Lions?

By Claudie Benjamin What building entrance on the Upper West Side is flanked by two bronze-toned lions? The answer may elude you even if you’ve lived in the neighborhood your whole life. Hints: a.)...