First, the bad.
Thor Equities has apparently begun gutting the Henderson building at Coney Island for eventual demolition. The plan is to tear down this historic building…
…and replace it with this (apparently paving the streets with gold in the process):
Unfortunately, if CEO Joseph Sitthead’s . . .
→ Read More: Bad News For Coney Island, Good News For Bushwick
I really really love the new New York license plate.
(note: the actual plate is more metallic and sparkly, not flat like the DMV’s Photoshop version above)
I’ve read a bunch of articles about how most New Yorkers hate the new plate (80%, according to one poll!), which I simply don’t understand. To me, . . .
→ Read More: At Least One New Yorker Likes The New Plates…
I have to admit, when I saw the incredible two-story mansard roof of 881 Broadway (at 19th Street) illuminated from a nearby rooftop recently…
…the first thing that came to mind was the Addams Family mansion:
881 Broadway / 115 Fifth Ave . . .
→ Read More: The Addams Family House Near Union Square
Not sure how long this graffiti has been up on White street east of Broadway, but it always makes my day a little better when I happen to walk by it.
Happy Mothers Day!
Some time ago, I had the opportunity to scout the defunct Grumman airplane factory in Bethpage, Long Island. Once the leading manufacturer of everything from F-14′s to the Apollo Lunar Module, Grumman was bought by a larger company in the 1990′s and moved out of Bethpage. The enormous complex is now being converted into residential and commercial space, with many of the . . .
→ Read More: Inside An Old Airplane Factory
You’ve probably passed 225 Lafayette Street at the corner of Spring Street in Soho a zillion times in your travels and not thought much of it. Built in 1909, it was converted to condos in 1988; a typical unit now goes for over $1.5 million. The ground floor space, formerly the East River Savings Bank, has housed a number of upscale retail . . .
→ Read More: A Mad Look At 225 Lafayette Street