Did you ever play with the Fisher Price Little People when you were a kid? Or Lego village sets? Did you ever notice how every store was simply named for its purpose, and there was zero competition? For example, the market was called “Market,” the barber shop was called “Barber Shop,” and the pet store was called “Pet Store”? Apparently, Roosevelt Island . . .
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I was walking around Morningside Heights the other day when I passed by this interesting courtyard at 521 West 111th Street. I went in to take some pictures…
…and I noticed this odd sign to the the left of the front door.
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Quick one for today: I was eating lunch in my car at 113th & Riverside when I noticed an interesting sign on this beautiful apartment building:
Next to the gate on the right side of the building is this sign: “Servants & Tradesmens Entrance,” complete with one of those great old-fashioned directional hand . . .
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If you live in New York, you’ve probably passed by these two beautiful buildings on 2nd Ave at 9th Street in the East Village a zillion times. On the left is a branch of the New York Public Library; on the right is a former medical clinic. What comes as complete surprise to me is that these buildings contain rare clues to . . .
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Sorry I haven’t been posting much recently – much of the scouting phase of my current film has finished, and we now spend our days getting individual locations ready for filming. Not to worry, more to come soon.
Anyway, this is probably only of interest to those who live in the Williamsburg area (and really not that interesting at that). But as most New . . .
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This building, 9 East 10th Street (once the home of author Dawn Powell), features a really, really neat building number sign.
It’s beautifully ornate, especially on this otherwise unremarkable building.
I love the African theme, sort of feels like it . . .
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