Friday, November 30, 2012

40th & 11th Ave [NE Corner] (November 23, 2012)

There are 240,000+ square feet available for rent near the Lincoln Tunnel and the Jacob Javitz Convention Center. This photo is more about the Midtown Manhattan skyline.   CLICK TO ENLARGE

Thursday, November 29, 2012

29th & 2nd Ave [SW Corner] (October 30, 2012)

Paddy Reilly's Music Bar in Kips Bay -- shown here before and during the Hurricane Sandy blackout -- bills itself as "the world's first and the only all draft Guinness bar." It's a good bar, with an open mic on Wednesday and Saturday nights.                 CLICK TO ENLARGE

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Eckford St & Manhattan Ave (June 3, 2012)

A one-story triangle-shaped warehouse at 500 Manhattan Avenue in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, near the Northeastern edge of  McCarren Park. The omnipresent Empire State Building Lurks in the background, as is often the case.          CLICK TO ENLARGE

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

40th & 2nd Ave [SW Corner] (October 21, 2012)

We like the NYC Dunkin' Donuts locations that incorporate a huge coffee cup in their signage. It makes us want to go in and buy some coffee. This Dunkin' Donuts in Murray Hill / Turtle Bay / Midtown East is rare, in that it has outdoor seating.          CLICK TO ENLARGE

Monday, November 26, 2012

23rd & 6th Ave [SW Corner] (October 14, 2012)

The cast-iron building on this busy Chelsea / Flatiron corner was built in 1870, as William Moir's high-end jewelry store. The location was perfect, because, just a few years later (in 1878), the 6th Avenue elevated train opened, showering the neighborhood with commercial success. Today, the building stands proud, next to Burlington Coat Factory, Best Buy, and Home Depot.  CLICK TO ENLARGE

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

World Trade Center, Hurricane Sandy (November 4, 2012)

Taken from high above 200 Rector Street, Liberty Court, in Battery Park City, and looking North... One World Trade Center ("Freedom Tower") was in the dark during the Hurricane Sandy blackout. The world's most famous construction site returned to red, white, and blue glory just a few days later. Photos courtesy of NYC Corners contributor, "Fleshy-Faced Midwesterner."   CLICK TO ENLARGE

Monday, November 19, 2012

27th & Lexington [NW Corner] (October 14, 2012)

The Empire State Building lurks behind this stretch of Manhattan's Curry Hill neighborhood. Bhatti is just one of the area's many Indian restaurants. NYC Corners and friends have been known to devour the Chicken Vindaloo across the street at Curry Leaf.       CLICK TO ENLARGE

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Graffiti-Covered Van, East Village (October 28, 2012)

"Weekend Wildcard" 
We've been noticing a lot of graffiti-covered vans and box trucks lately... and we love em! Here's one parked somewhere in the East Village. What does it say?          CLICK TO ENLARGE

Friday, November 16, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

9th & Ave A [SW Corner] (October 13, 2012)

A graffiti-covered box truck sits in front of Doc Holliday's in the East Village, near Tompkins Square Park. This mobile mural is parked directly in front of the bar's iconic mural, created by local artist Antonio "Chico" Garcia.                CLICK TO ENLARGE

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

45th & Broadway [SE Corner] (1988 & 2012)

Much of this Times Square corners is the same as it was 25 years ago. The Bond restaurant has been covered up with billboards and retail shops (Swatch, Foot Locker), renamed Bond 45, and moved a few doors East on 45th Street. The tall building on the left was just being erected in 1988. The high billboards are in the exact same spots... And look at that Toshiba laptop!   ENJOY. 
[[1988 photo from the amazing NYC street photographer Matt Weber]] 

Monday, November 12, 2012

21st & 7th Ave [NE Corner] (October 14, 2012)

Kove Bros. Hardware is one of the few remaining family hardware stores in Chelsea. To paraphrase one YelperWithout genuine local businesses, true neighborhoods don't exist.     CLICK TO ENLARGE

Thursday, November 8, 2012

30th Ave & 33rd St [SW Corner] (October 27, 2012)

United Brothers Fruit Markets in Astoria, Queens offers fresh fruit and vegetables, 24/7. One Yelper claims, "[United Brothers] is one of the reasons why I moved to Astoria." While United Brothers' produce is rarely rotten or bruised, there is a 29-cents section of past-it's-prime product. We'll pass, thanks!             CLICK TO ENLARGE

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Harrison St & Greenwich St (November 3, 2012)

Hurricane Sandy "Then-n-Now!"
From high above the Northwest corner of Harrison Street and Greenwich Street in Tribeca -- the southern tip of Manhattan in the dark, and after power was restored. While not exactly the famous New York Magazine Hurricane Sandy Cover, we thank to NYC Corners contributor @joshuagarey     CLICK TO ENLARGe

6th & Ave C [SW Corner] (October 20, 2012)

This blue building on 6th Street and Avenue C in Alphabet City recently served as the canvas for a politically-charged Barack Obama mural (see below, from DNAinfo), created by the one-and-only Antonio "Chico" Garcia. The building's tenant, RCN Cable, painted over the mural in November 2010, stating the company "would never support a political message of any kind." And notice the PIXOTE street art / graffiti / vandalism.       CLICK TO ENLARGE

Monday, November 5, 2012

27th & 3rd Ave [NE Corner] (November 1, 2012)

Rodeo Bar (featured here) was one of a handful of bars that remained opened during the Hurricane Sandy aftermath. Despite having no power, Rodeo Bar served its customers ice-cold beer via candlelight. It was eerie and awesome, and filled with interesting characters.    CLICK TO ENLARGE
Road flares on every corner kept some semblance of night-time order in Manhattan's blacked-out neighborhoods (SoPo = South of Power) during Hurricane Sandy's aftermath.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

30th & 2nd Ave [NE Corner] (October 30, 2012)

In Hurricane Sandy's immediate aftermath, most of lower Manhattan is still without power. In fact, NYC Corners' headquarters has no power, no water, and no working toilets. Yes, gross. Anyway, Ambulances and emergency vehicles wait in a line to pick up patients from NYU's Langone Medical Center. The mass patient relocation effort became necessary after the hospital's main and backup generators failed on Monday night.                     CLICK TO ENLARGE