I was walking to pick up a fire hydrant permit in Brooklyn yesterday when I noticed a really interesting ghost sign on the side of 208 Livingston Street:
For anyone unfamiliar with the term, a “ghost sign” is an ad for a company that no longer exists.
This one is an ad for a company called Pomeroy, and it was the unusual list of products that caught my eye: trusses, elastic stockings, abdominal belts…
…and artificial legs:
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What do New Yorkers eat during crisis situations? A fascinating question.
While I was hoping to avoid supermarkets due to the hordes of New Yorkers snatching up every last item like the apocalypse is at hand, my Saturday night Hurricane Irene Survival Fiesta unfortunately necessitated a trip to not one but two local groceries. Here’s what I learned:
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A Special Scouting NY Eyewitness Report! – Updated!”
What do spaceships & bowling alleys have in common? They’re probably the only two places you’re likely to a find a sign like this:
Sadly, this was taken in a bowling alley.
Forget that Oscar dream – I’ve been nominated for the CBS 2011 Most Valuable New York Blogger Awards! Sweet!
Specifically, I’m in the Local Affairs category, and if you happen to feel I am indeed New York’s Most Valuable Local Affairs Blogger, you can vote for me here. In fact, if you really think I’m New York’s Most . . .
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I was scouting near Chelsea the other day, and happened to walk through one of my all-time favorite green spaces in the city: West 28th Street between 6th & 7th Avenues.
To properly start the journey into the jungles of West 28th Street, begin on 6th Avenue just south of the McDonalds. There, you’ll find the sidewalk lined on both sides with six-foot tall walls of green flora for sale. Hang a left onto West 28th Street…
…and this amazing green passageway through our busy metropolis continues…
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Sure, Duane Reade already has the Halloween decorations out, but there are still a few weeks left to summer yet, and plenty of time to clock in at least one or two more summer reads.
If you happen to be looking for a last minute recommendation, and have ever been curious how movies actually get made, here are a few that won’t disappoint. I’m . . .
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