Anyone who drives in the city is familiar with the Kenneth Cole billboard around 59th Street and the West Side Highway. The ads change frequently and comment on various political and social issues Cole favors (quite a lot of anti-war stuff in the past few years). This one appeared pretty quickly after the emergency airplane landing, and I should’ve posted it then to be . . .
→ Read More: Kenneth Cole Thanks Us All!
If you were traveling down Flushing Ave around 1904, this was what you would have seen:
Jump forward in time to 2009, and this is what remains:
Admiral’s Row is a series of dilapidated yet gorgeous Second Empire-style . . .
→ Read More: Death on Admiral’s Row
New York is overfilled with flashy, archetypal steel-and-glass diners that look like they were transported here directly from the 1950′s. Sadly, as the city has become more and more gentrified, most of them have become carbon copies of each other in terms of quality (shitty) and price (rip-off).
One of my favorite diner exteriors is as unflashy as they come: . . .
→ Read More: The Cup & Saucer Diner
One of the new tags I’m using to label some posts is “Will this be there the next time I pass by?” A bit wordy, but the sentiment is one that’s often on my mind. There are a ton of incredible buildings and sites around New York City (often in the outer boroughs) that seem on the verge of disappearing forever, and I always . . .
→ Read More: The Forgotten Building Under The Bridge
Right at the corner of Wythe and Division St in South Williamsburg is this sign for the “Novelty Polyethylene Bag Corp.”
I’m not sure how old it is, but the fact that the telephone number doesn’t include an area code might be a hint that it’s got some years on it (apparently, . . .
→ Read More: The Novelty Polyethylene Bag Corp.