Friday, February 1, 2013

Happy Birthday Grand Central!

Grand Central Terminal turned 100 years old today. I was happy to be passing through it on my way to Westchester just in time to hear some live music and soak up the energy of the celebration. The crowd on the main concourse was even bigger than usual, yet as author Tony Hiss has observed, for the most part, pedestrian collisions are miraculously avoided.  Here’s a glimpse of what I saw:

While I’ve read only a small portion of the many books, articles, and essays that have been written about Grand Central,  Maira Kalman’s is one of my favorites.  Next Stop Grand Central is a children’s picture book, but I think most adults will enjoy the whimsical text and drawings. 


  1. I love Grand Central! I always recommend it to sightseers.

    I must tell you, though... you've committed a NYC faux pas in this post. Fans of guided walking tours will quickly spot it. Any ideas?

  2. :>)

    I also really like Maira Kalman. I was a big fan of Tibor Kalman's work, too.

  3. I didn't know anything about Tibor Kalman, but now that I've looked him up, I feel certain I've seen his work. I'm going to see what I can find at the NYPL!