Thursday, March 28, 2013

20th & 3rd Ave [NW Corner] (August 12, 2012)

Barfly in Gramercy is not a dive bar. Near the front windows, there's an elevated bar / perch from which you can drink and watch the rest of the patrons...drink.             CLICK TO ENLARGE

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Monday, March 25, 2013

Prince & Lafayette [SE Corner] (August 4, 2012)

Delicatessen in NoLita prepares deep-fried Reuben Fritters, "kind of savory, corned beef–filled zeppole, with a side of Thousand Island dressing." (NY Mag) Also, try the fried calamari, Chinese salmon, and Ovaltine pudding parfait.            CLICK TO ENLARGE

Saturday, March 23, 2013

30th & Broadway [NW Corner] (August 5, 2012)

So many little import/export stores crammed into this building in the Flatiron neighborhood... Including BeadKraft, dealing in wholesale Crafts, Beads & Jewelry-Making Supplies Since 1971.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Monday, March 18, 2013

Hurricane Sandy Flashback (October 31, 2012)

Hurricane Sandy Damage:  A badly damaged Honda Civic near 31st Street and 3rd Avenue (Kips Bay / Murray Hill) in Sandy's aftermath. (Sandy photos here & here & here & here & here)
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Thursday, March 14, 2013

Canal & Broadway [NW Corner] (October 18, 2012)

This might be my favorite corner in New York City.The abundance of graffiti on almost every surface. The variety of elevations. The dilapidated perfume store. A hectic mess. Below is an up-close shot, taken by famous photographer Terry Richardson.                   CLICK TO ENLARGE

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Houston & Ave C [NW Corner] (December 30, 2012)

According to EV Grieve, the Mobil gas station at the corner of Houston Street and Avenue C (Loisaida) was sold to a brokerage firm last year for $8 million. That will leave just one remaining gas station in the East Village (the BP at Second Avenue and East First Street). EV Grieve says, "with the unused air rights, gas stations are just too valuable on such prime real estate in Manhattan."
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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Bleecker St & MacDougal St (1963)

I don't recall where I found this picture of 1960s Greenwich Village. There's litter on the street in front of Cafe Figaro, which closed in 2008, after 5 decades in business. According to a NY Times article, "Among the customers over the years, lingering over their coffee cups for hours on end, were Bob DylanLenny Bruce and Jack Kerouac."                  CLICK TO ENLARGE

Friday, March 8, 2013

S 4th & Driggs Ave [NW Corner] (February 2, 2013)

A classic storefront on the South Side of Williamsburg, Brooklyn... New Diaz CleanersOne Yelper says, "They are friendly and always ask me if I am Colombian, but I am not."   CLICK TO ENLARGE

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Graffiti Truck (Kips Bay) (January 30, 2013)

What does it say? Another graffiti-covered box truck. This time, it's in Kips Bay ("KipsMurCy") in front of the what used to be L'Annam Vietnamese restaurant at 28th Street & 3rd Avenue. A Starbucks recently replaced the restaurant.              CLICK TO ENLARGE

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

3rd & Ave C [SE Corner] (October 20, 2012)

Maria's Cafe in the East Village apparently serves a mean Cafe Con Leche...with Bustelo Coffee! And the empanadas are said to be good (and cheap). One Yelper said, "Moving closer to this place was one of the greatest things that could've happened to me."             CLICK TO ENLARGE

Monday, March 4, 2013