Thursday, March 22, 2012
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.
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
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.