Last week, I wrote about a World War I fighter plane on the roof of 77 Water Street. As it turns out, that’s just one of many surprises to be found around the building!
As I was waiting for my appointment to check out the plane, I took a few pictures outside the building from the street…
…then headed across to walk around the plaza. Again, nothing out of the ordinary stood out…
It was only as I approached the lobby that I noticed it, tucked into a back corner…
Was that…a turn of the century penny candy store??
Yes, and what’s more, it’s open for business!
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The Many Secrets of 77 Water”
Update 9/11/2013 – Been meaning to update for a while. 5 Beekman is NO LONGER AVAILABLE FOR FILMING, EVENTS, OR ANY OTHER RENTAL PURPOSE due to ongoing construction.
5 Beekman Street has a secret.
You’ve probably passed it a million times in your travels through downtown Manhattan.
. . .
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Nothing annoys me more than scouting New York for an Ext. Dank Alley scene. For some reason (probably because of the movies!), everyone thinks of Manhattan as a city riddled with dark, grungy, dilapidated, smokey alleys that New Yorkers are constantly walking down and getting themselves into trouble in.
The truth is, of course, that Manhattan actually has very few . . .
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I’m not sure how well you can see these from the ground, but adorning the corners of this building are some great pharaohs, complete with headdresses and wings:
As a . . .
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