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♡ perfect for you ♡ // listen here

idk songs from musicals to sing w/ ur bae

01. seventeen heathers / 02. perfect for you next to normal / 03. i’ll cover you rent / 04. as long as you’re mine wicked / 05. falling slowly once / 06. i should tell you rent / 07. hey #1 next to normal / 08. a little fall of rain les miserables / 09. the point of no return the phantom of the opera / 10. light my candle rent / 11. one hand, one heart west side story / 12. crazier than you the addams family / 13. seven wonders catch me if you can / 14. hey #2 next to normal / 15. sun and moon miss saigon / 16. suddenly seymour little shop of horrors / 17. tango: maureen rent / 18. (you’re) timeless to me hairspray / 19. young and healthy 42nd street / 20. a whole new world aladdin / 21. i see the light tangled / 22. all i ask of you the phantom of the opera / 23. anything you can do annie get your gun / 24. the phantom of the opera the phantom of the opera / 25. the next ten minutes the last five years / 26. something to believe in newsies / 27. hey #3/perfect for you (reprise) next to normal

Night view looking west of 42nd Street skyscrapers from Tudor City. 1933. 

The Daiy News (Hood & Howells, 1930) and Chanin (Sloan & Robertson, 1929) are at left. Chrysler Building (William Van Allen, 1930) are on the right.

Photo: Samuel H. Gottscho.

Source: Donald Albrecht. “The Mithic City. Photographs of New York by Samuel H. Gottscho, 1925-1940” (New York. Museum of the City of New York-Princeton Architectural Press. 2005).

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Raúl Castillo, Star of “Looking,” Settles In To His New Role: Heartthrob

Raúl Castillo was nervous the day he had to come out as straight.

“It was that first day we were shooting on Muni, going back and forth on the train,” said the 38-year-old star of “Looking,” the short-lived HBO drama that followed a group of gay friends in San Francisco. His scene partner was Jonathan Groff, the gay actor playing the main character, Patrick.

“We were talking about a love affair, or at least the beginning of a love affair between these two guys,” Mr. Castillo recalled, walking around Hell’s Kitchen on a recent Friday afternoon. “And I brought up meeting my girlfriend for the first time. But I did so trepidatiously, because I didn’t want to spoil any kind of chemistry that was beginning to happen.”

Mr. Groff, to his relief, “didn’t bat a lash.” They went on to film one of the pivotal moments of the pilot episode, when Patrick strikes up a spontaneous, often fraught romance with Mr. Castillo’s character, Richie, a Mexican-American hairdresser he meets on public transportation.

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A horse-drawn omnibus is headed east on West 42nd Street at a point between Sixth and Fifth Avenues ca. 1900. To the right is Bryant Park (previously known as Reservoir Square) at the rear of the Croton Distributing Reservoir on Fifth Avenue. At the time the old Reservoir was awaiting demolition. (Robert L. Bracklow Collection - NYHS)

BRIGHT LIGHTS, BIG CITY!

The new location for my Daredevil Street Art. West 42nd Street and 8th Avenue, Time’s Square! Hey mom, I made it!

In 1996, workers demolishing the old Apollo Theater on West 42nd Street in New York City discovered a hidden cache of discarded wallets. Apparently a thief had preyed on theatergoers there 40 years earlier, stealing wallets and pocketbooks, removing the cash and valuables, and dropping the rest into an airshaft. “The farther back I crawled, the older they got, from the 1960s to the 1950s,” foreman Bill Barron told the New York Times. The finds included a weekly paycheck stub for $226.30, a telephone bill for $7.24, faded photographs, and identification papers of the victims, few of whom were still living.

I’m gonna raise Bosley Crowther from the dead so I can tell him that the Japanese monster movie he trashed in the New York Times sixty years ago spawned the longest-running franchise in film history and the newest one is having a VIP premiere on West 42nd Street

07/24/93 - West 42nd Street, New York.

“I wanted to place them there and let them be a part of that with the passers by and the constant traffic and all the old doorways. I had found this place earlier in the week including that sign, the one that reads "Men don’t protect you anymore” and I thought “that’s him”. I took him there and he saw it. “Take my picture in front of that” were his first words. It wasn’t a bad way to start the session" photographer Stephen Sweet.