Monday, February 28, 2011

stained glass on 14th -- vanished

This lovely stained glass window once provided a view to the world from one of the City's most beautiful old hotels. Located at the corner of 7th Avenue and 14th, this was a foremost Chelsea hotel at the turn of the century. The window was demolished about a year ago, though you can still make out the outline of the old hotel from the street. Block by block site Songlines cites a different history: "Stained glass can be seen here as a remnant of a long-vanished Victorian saloon."

Thursday, February 24, 2011

trade in those dollars?

The way this economy is going, you might have to wait your turn here, at Grand Central Station.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

the happy time

west village pumpkin celebration

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Spring Street, Soho

Monday, February 21, 2011

Friday, February 18, 2011

In this crumbling megastructure some of America's greatest battleships -- such as the HMS Hood and the USS Tennessee -- were built. It's a haunted place now, slowly decaying and collapsing into time. Brooklyn Navy Yard.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Monday, February 14, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Monday, February 7, 2011

Saturday, February 5, 2011

sure to fall

The Civil War mansions left to rot in Brooklyn Navy Yard are near collapse. Though two of the five mansions have been slotted for restoration, they are about to drop at any minute. Last time I shot Admirals Row, last summer, the structures were mostly intact. As you can see above, the back wall of this mansion is gone. Chances are the City will let them all fall, so plans for a much needed supermarket in this impoverished era can be realized. Still... a modicum of thought from the anti preservationist Bloomberg administration would have gone a long way towards appeasing all parties.

Thursday, February 3, 2011


Brooklyn Navy Yard

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Tuesday, February 1, 2011