On my This Hidden City blog, I posted about Nikola Tesla's stay at the New Yorker Hotel for the last 10 years of his life, mentioning how you could only see the plaques on the rooms he occupied if you were a guest at the hotel.
About an hour after I posted the story, I received a call from the hotel's historian and archivist, Mr. Kinney, who asked if I wanted to personally see the plaques.
I was there within the hour; camera ready.
You can view the whole post here, and when this blog project is finished, feel free to drop by the This Hidden City blog often to keep up with what I find around town.
While this post is still something unexpected, it's not actually something I found.
I've been working in SoHo for the past few weeks, and have lunch sitting outdoors, basking in the sun. After about 10 minutes, I'm done with eating, and get a little bored sitting around for another 20 before going back to work. As I stared at the cobblestone street, an idea popped into my head, and I walked to Canal Street to find a store selling school supplies. I returned with a box of colored chalk, and made a lot of the locals smile.
I think I may do this more often, whenever (and wherever) I can.