Thursday, March 22, 2012

East Third Street

Phebe's Tavern

One of the last of the true Bowery bars, Phebe's has been on the corner of East 4th and Bowery as long as I can remember. It's seen tenements where the Beats and Dylan hung out transformed into glitzy, designer hotels and gas stations turned (literally) into $$$ eateries. Phebe's remains, proud.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Police Building - luxury for the luxury class

The Police Building Apartments, formerly the Police Headquarters Building, at 240 Centre Street, was built in 1905, when Mayor George McClellan laid the cornerstone of this limestome-faced, steel-framed Edwardian Baroque/Beaux-Artspalace capped with a tall dome. When the Police Department relocated in 1973, there was talk of turning it into a community center for Little Italy. In 1983 it became luxury apartments. Surprise, surprise.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Weird Storefront

Bushwick, Brooklyn

Greenfield Chemist, Brooklyn

Ghost sign from 1950s. Greenfield Chemist still exists around the corner, though storefront totally modernized.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Dead Tech

photo of a photo, from Chelsea gallery...

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Buick Invicta!

Late 1950s Classic "Banker's Hot Rod"

Friday, March 2, 2012

Inside Llewyn Davis

The Coen Brothers shoot their next film, Inside Llewyn Davis, on MacDougal Street. Dig the period costumes...

Thursday, March 1, 2012

over the Hudson

the view to Jersey City, New Jersey