What had once been 132-acres of farmland in the heart of Nashville, Centennial Park was the original site of the state of Tennessee’s state fairgrounds following the Civil War. Originally named West Side Park, the park was renamed to Centennial Park in 1897, during the Tennessee Centennial and International Exposition. That same year, the park saw the construction of the park’s most popular feature, a replica of The Parthenon.
Nashville is a city comprised of an array of diverse neighborhoods – each one unique in and of itself. Granted, the number of neighborhoods in Nashville pales in comparison to the number of boroughs and subsequent neighborhoods in a Megalopolis such as New York City, but nevertheless, the decidedly smaller quantity can still seem daunting.
Let’s say you have been to New York City before. You have seen Times Square, attended a Broadway play, spent time with the Pharaohs in the Egyptian wing of the Met and sat at Bethesda Fountain in Central Park and watched the boats peacefully glide across the pond and then bump into each because no one knows who to steer those things apparently.
By Elissa Gilbert I’m a New York native, and I like to think I’ve been all through the city. But I’ve never spent time in the East Village. It’s very far east, but that was just my excuse: the East Village intimidated me. Between Hells Angels, punk rock, […]
By Elissa Gilbert The bland white-travertine buildings at Lincoln Center are squat and heavy, dominating their neighborhood. Technically, the Lincoln Square area—once called San Juan Hill—extends only from 62nd Street to 66th Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenue, but for practical purposes it stretches from Columbus Circle/59th Street […]
By Seth Fera-Schanes The burden of friendship hits nearly every recent New York City transplant. People from all over the world want to visit the city because it is a capital of culture, finance and food. It is the most populated city in the United States. It is […]
Gun Hill Brewing Company, located in the Bronx, started up in 2014 and are producing some tasty beers. The facility is open to the public so you can stop in and try their products. The staff will also provide short but highly informative tours upon request.
You are heading to Williamsburg, Brooklyn; home of the hipster.
By Seth Fera-Schanes Alexander Hamilton; a Founding Father of the United States, Secretary of the Treasury (and much, much more) had owned a large tract of land in Upper Manhattan and built an estate on it called The Grange. I am going to pause for a moment and […]
By Seth Fera-Schanes I had a mini walking trip planned this weekend with a friend who was in town on a business trip. It was to include Alexander Hamilton’s House, Edgar Allan Poe’s Cottage and Woodlawn Cemetery. We made it to the first location (which was great) but […]