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New York's Classic Skyscrapers: An Insider's Grand Tour

Peter Mandel | Posted 04.26.2016 | Travel
Peter Mandel

The idea of the city skyscraper, of building up instead of out, was first dreamt up back in Chicago's frontier days. But to those, like me, who spend...

Gargoyles Hard at Work in Seattle

Rick Steves | Posted 09.08.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

As a tour guide, it's fun to show off Europe's gargoyles. But it's rare to actually show them in action -- not scaring away evil spirits, but spewing rainwater away from their buildings.

Faithful Shopper: In My Beach Bag

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 09.13.2014 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

We're in the heart of beach season, and it's time to replenish our stock of essentials, from sunglasses to sunscreen, books to laptops and everything in between.

LOOK: They Are Watching You From Above

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 05.19.2014 | Religion

Gargoyles are essentially elaborate, stylized rain gutters. Their mouths provide a spout that lets water drain from the roofs of churches and temples ...

Keith David: The CFQ Interview

Dan Persons | Posted 05.07.2013 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Quick, when I throw out the name Keith David, what's your first thought? Him casting a suspicious glance towards Kurt Russell in The Thing? The fistfight with Rowdy Roddy Piper in They Live? Face it, the guy's been around.

Chelsea Birds Are Watching You...

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

If you look closely on the top levels of London Terrace Gardens, you'll spot some really neat statuary, including a pair of really pissed off-looking birds on the south side.

A Closer Look at the PS 110 Owls

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

I notice the owls every time I cross the Williamsburg Bridge. As it happens, the principal of the school saw my previous post and generously invited me to visit the roof. I took a ton of pictures.