One of the best annual events in New York is happening next weekend, and it’s 100% free! Only caveat: you’ve gotta sign up in advance, and I’d hurry – several programs booked up in less than two hours!
Open House New York is…well, an open house of New York City! Over 350 sites and programs are . . .
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Two weeks ago, I wrote about the impending destruction of St. Paul’s, a beautiful turn-of-the-century school building in Garden City, Long Island (detect a bit of smarminess in that post? Sorry, it’s just that sometimes what you find to be obvious isn’t so obvious to others). The city is currently exploring the costs of demolition, and it looks like this time, it . . .
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I swear I’ve gone by the Yakuel cab stand on 12th Street and the Queensboro Bridge a million times without ever looking inside.
Other than the bright new paint job and the nice potted plants, it really doesn’t seem any different from most cab stands in this area of Queens.
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A few weeks ago, I wrote about the impending demise of several Coney Island structures, including the abandoned Coney Island Bank (interior pictures here). While I love the building, I can understand how some might have trouble imagining what could be done to rejuvenate it…
To those, I submit this:
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From the ground, you’d never know there was anything special about the building at 409 East 60th Street…
…but, as anyone who’s ever walked across the Queensboro Bridge knows, it has a pretty great rooftop secret…
An abandoned rooftop greenhouse! And sadly, . . .
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After watching the premiere of Boardwalk Empire last night, I was really excited to check out the Atlantic City set for myself, which was built in a parking lot in northern Greenpoint. A locations friend who lives in GP pointed me to a vacant lot on Commercial Street and Clay Street, and I hopped on my bike to take a look.
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→ Read More: 1920′s Atlantic City in Greenpoint, Brooklyn