Thursday, May 31, 2012

Bleecker & Christopher [NW Corner] (1963 & 2012)


Built in 1802, this corner has been home to many a short-lived retail operation over the years. Yet, this stretch remains virtually unchanged. Here are a bunch more pics of this corner...                   CLICK TO ENLARGE    

1963 photo courtesy of Christian Montone                1925 / 2010 photos courtesy of West View News

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

26th & Lexington [SW Corner] (May 26, 2012)

Completed in 1906, The 69th Regiment Armory houses the The 69th Infantry Regiment, known as the "Fighting Sixty-Ninth," a name said to have been given to it by Robert E. Lee during the Civil War. Fun Fact: In 1913, Modern Art was presented to the the U.S. for the first time, in this very building. People thought it was weird.                                                              CLICK TO EXPAND

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Carmine & 7th Ave [NE Corner] (May 12, 2012)

The One Seventh condominium bills itself as "Distinctive loft living at the nexus of three neighborhoods: West Village, Greenwich Village, and SoHo."  Cool.             CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE

Monday, May 28, 2012

112th & Madison [SW Corner] (April 20, 2012)

I don't know anything about this apartment at 22 East 112th Street, or about the towers in the background (located on the Northeast corner of Central Park). But I like this picture.          CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE

Thursday, May 24, 2012

110th & 3rd Ave [SW Corner] (April 21, 2012)

The Dominican "El Chevere Chuchifrito" (formerly Puerto Rican "El Coqui") serves "the best roast chicken in the city," according to one Yelper. Some call the neighborhood “SpaHa,” for Spanish Harlem. To paraphrase HarlemWorld:  These blasphemous epithets are invented by the ruling class in order to invade our ethnic ‘hoods and replace the locals with newer, richer settlers.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Pearl & Broad [SW Corner] (1915 & 2012)


According to Sons of the Revolution, 54 Pearl Street - built in 1719 - is Manhattan's oldest surviving building, and served as an important meeting place throughout pre-Revolution and American Revolution history. Not much has changed, except for the many tall buildings in the background. And, the current light-post is cool.
 Thanks, AncientFaces.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

10th & Ave A [SW Corner] (April 18, 2012)

St. Nicholas of Myra, an American Carpatho-Russian Orthodox Diocese (ACROD) church, was was built in 1883. ACROD has been here since 1925. Before that, it was the the Holy Trinity Slovak Lutheran Church.
Check out an even cooler pic at EVgrieve                     CLICK IMAGE TO EXPAND 

Monday, May 21, 2012

Broadway & Columbus [NE Corner] (May 16, 2012)

"Weekend Wildcard:  San Fran Edition"       +       "Then-n-Now!" 
The Condor Night Club is a strip club in the North Beach section of San Francisco. The club opened in 1964.
                                                                                      CLICK IMAGE TO EXPAND.

Friday, May 18, 2012

74th & Columbus [NW Corner] (May 6, 2012)

It's unclear whether J.M. Horton — which was acquired by Borden in the late 1920s — actually operated a business at this location. According to The New York Times, the inscriptions on many of these buildings were intended as advertisements directed at passengers on the Elevated train that ran along 9th Ave until the 1950s.                                CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Prince & Mulberry [NW Corner] (1935 & 2012)


The two buildings on the corner are gone. (The larger one was "for sale or lease.") An empty lot remains. The tall building in the background still proudly displays advertising/art. The two buildings on the right remain. I imagine that the 3 strangely placed windows (next to the Ben Sherman ad) were once situated around the roof of the smaller missing building.                             CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE
Thanks, These Americans.

Monday, May 14, 2012

6th & 2nd Ave [SW Corner] (April 18, 2012)

Established in 1885, Block Drug Store is one of the oldest pharmacies in NYC. Today, even with the advantage of technology, Block still uses a mortar and pestle, a variety of ointment slab, and quite a few liquid measuring devices... Keeping it Real!                     CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE

Thursday, May 10, 2012

30th & Lexington [SW Corner] (April 20, 2012)

First Moravian Church... founded in 1748... at this location since 1869... Home to a rare Henry Erben Organ.                                                                                              CLICK IMAGE TO EXPAND

Monday, May 7, 2012

Saturday, May 5, 2012

39th & 7th Ave [NE Corner] (April 24, 2012)

The Garment District... aka The Fashion Center. 
This giant needle and button were built in 1995 as part of the Fashion Center Information Kiosk.  

Wednesday, May 2, 2012