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DavidsTea is a Canadian tea company that specializes in loose leaf teas. With locations across Canada and in the Northeast, a franchise recently popped up in New York City’s Greenwich Village, on Bleecker (275 Bleecker St, between 6th and 7th).

One of the more interesting selections is the “Movie Night” tea that features popcorn!

The company describes it best: “This popcorn tea is better than the real thing. First of all, it has no calories. Second of all, it’s sweetened with maple and apple. Third of all, it has green tea, which studies (well, ok, experience) say is the ideal brew for keeping you quietly alert throughout a late-night flick. Great for thrillers, dramas, westerns or comedies. Drink it at home or smuggle it into the theatre.”

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Written by Paulo Loreto

December 29, 2011 at 4:06 PM

Posted in Canada, Food, New York City, Tea


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Located at the corner of Varick and N. Moore streets you will find the FDNY Hook & Ladder Company 8.

Company 8 first found its place on N. Moore street from Franklin street in 1886. Then, in 1904. it relocated again to where it currently stands.

The building façade is best known as the headquarters in the Ghostbusters movies.

Written by Paulo Loreto

December 28, 2011 at 4:31 PM

Merry Christmas!

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The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree has been a New York City tradition since 1933. A must-see during the holidays for tourists and residents alike, throughout the years, the entire country has grown to embrace the gigantic spectacle with televised specials of the tree’s lighting.

This shot was of the 2009 tree.

The 2009 Christmas Tree was a 76ft Norway Spruce from Easton, Connecticut.

Written by Paulo Loreto

December 25, 2011 at 7:43 AM


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As opposed to the way the city of Houston is pronounced, Houston street is pronounced th way it is shown in the image of a restaurant window.

The street is named for William Houstoun, who was a Georgia delegate to the Continental Congress and to the United States Constitutional Convention in 1787.

It is a bit ambiguous as to why the modern spelling is different since New York City documents of the era show the spelling as “Houstoun.”

It is a common misconception that the street is named for Sam Houston.

Written by Paulo Loreto

December 24, 2011 at 7:04 PM

Freedom Tower

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Rising from the depths of lower Manhattan, the long-awaited construction of a new building on the site of the twin towers is taking shape fairly rapidly (following an extremely extended period of poltiical wrangling).

One World Trade Center (of the Freedom Tower) is looking to become the tallest tower in the United States.

For the holidays, the Freedom Tower is decked out in lights.

Written by Paulo Loreto

December 14, 2011 at 9:50 PM


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The Boathouse in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park was originally built in 1876. In 1905, it was replaced by the current building that stands in its place. Throughout the 20th Century, the Boathouse grew in popularity. Public adoration for the landmark was tested in 1960, when New York City planned to demolish the building. The community protested and was able to sway the City’s decision.

In 1968, New York City granted the Boathouse a landmark status.

Written by Paulo Loreto

December 1, 2011 at 12:38 PM