Thursday, March 26, 2009

Ruins of the Lower East Side

AND THE BEAUTY THEREIN....

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16 comments:

Lily Hydrangea said...

wait...it looks like that bakery may still be open. I better get down there before it closes.
I love the blue color.

Ken Mac said...

nope, gertels is closed...:(

Virginia said...

I was a tad nervous about enlarging a few of these but I've gotta run. Have an appointment for a spa treatment at Helen's in a few!
V

istanbuldailyphoto said...

An interesting shop. I think an old warehouse. Have a photo realism.

Mykola Dementiuk said...

There was a store on Rivington Street, I think it was, all he sold was various nuts, pistacho, cashews, pecans, etc. And he didn't give a hoot if you ate a handful while you browsed. Bet you that hasn't been there in years.

Jeannette St.G. said...

The Graffiti door is my favorite - maybe there's a painting in it...(will ask you permssion in that case:) )

bfarr said...

I love the art decco door, even with the graffiti.

marley said...

Shame all these nice shops etc are no more :(

CoyoteFe said...

Isn't it the asolutely worst thing we when try to sterilze life into this slick, unemcumbered thing? I'd rather your ruins. Then we know someone passed this way.

Ken Mac said...

Actually, only the first business has closed!

Ken Mac said...

I like coyotefe's sentiments!

Bowery Boogie said...

idea hosiery has the coolest sign.

Cyd said...

oooh aaaahhhhh!!!!! wonderful

I like coyotefe's sentiments too!!!

Daryl said...

#151 looks like some creative people have stopped by ... and the bakery needs new signage but I bet they dont want to make their neighbors feel bad

D said...

All these are so interesting. I love the Art Deco doorway with the glass blocks. I wonder why the owners don't clean off the grafitti? Is it an apartment building?

-K- said...

I've been meaning to tell you about this book I saw at Barnes and Noble the other day:

Store Front: The Disappearing Face of New York
by James T. Murray