Tuesday, March 17, 2009

One Block from the Hudson

Last remnant of a once thriving maritime community, Christopher Street 
Weehawken Street, please don't wee! 
Keller Hotel, forever lost..
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17 comments:

altadenahiker said...

I tell ya, I don't know which I like the best. That "urinate" made it on to an historical plaque, the sad Hotel w/the ladder, or the transom. Great work.

James said...

So did they need to put that on the sign because people couldn't fight the urge to Wee Wee on Weehawken? Sorry I couldn't resist.

Thanks for the photos keep them coming. I can't get enough of NYC!

Melanie said...

Great!

Daryl said...

Oh these are wonderful .. I love signs

Jacob said...

Love old signs. These are great. I didn't know, though, that the Marines were in need of repair...

Jarart said...

Great collection of photos today!

EV Grieve said...

Wow...nicely done...I´ve never noticed any of this stuff...

Jeremiah Moss said...

i love this little hidden area. nice shots.

Cyd said...

You know of course that 40 years from now (2049), a young man will be capturing pictures of the mundane signs and architecture that were created TODAY that you now disdain, and he will consider them really cool and superior to his 2049 signage and architecture, and the people who comment on his blog (or whatever will be the communication tool of the future... probably neuron to neuron) will think they are cool too!

nobu said...

I like those nostalgic sign.
THose are tasty.

Virginia said...

Oh damn you KM,
Your posts make me sad but I'm glad you show us what we need to see my friend.
V

Blognote said...

It is never too much to tell people what NOT to do!!
I like these old signs you posted, Ken!!

Anonymous said...

Live on Morton and Washington and was walking along the river Saturday with my dad. As I rounded the corner behind One Morton Square I saw a lady squating behind a car on the curb as her boyfriend waited in their SUV. It was 3 pm. Maybe even One Morton Square needs a sign? I love NYC!

Bath Daily Photo Blog said...

Those are some very interesting signs. What a place to live!

Dusty Lens said...

Fantastic old signs! I enjoy these older more charming neighborhoods.

Babooshka said...

I'm wity Virginia there is a tinge of sadness with each post but in some way at least your images are preserving some sort of time online ttime capsule.

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.