Tag Archives: Brooklyn

Tragedy on Broadway

It’s funny how you stumble on interesting bits in the unlikeliest of places. I was scouting Broadway in Brooklyn, which runs underneath the elevated JMZ train and is basically a series of greasy restaurants, dollar stores, and bodegas. If you look closely, partially covered up by the 99¢ store sign is this really great sculpture, which centers on a tragedy ... Read More »

The Slow Death of Admiral’s Row

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 mansions once used to house officers at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. Some of them date back to the Civil War. Left to ... Read More »

Back In Time In Midwood

Nothing is better than driving through a neighborhood I’ve never been to and stumbling on something like this: You can find this amazing art-moderne building at the corner of Beverley Rd and Bedford Ave, and when I say Bedford Ave, I don’t mean a stretch in Williamsburg/Greenpoint, or Bed-Stuy. Some of you might be surprised to learn (as I was) ... Read More »

Christmas In Williamsburg

Watch out when you’re coming out of the Bedford Avenue L-Train stop in Williamsburg… …Someone hung mistletoe above the stairwell entrance! OK, it’s plastic, but any sort of mistletoe counts at Christmas, right? -SCOUT Read More »

Amazing Vintage Electronics Store Sign In Brooklyn

I was early for an appointment at a Brooklyn college this afternoon to shoot some science labs, so I stopped for lunch in Park Slope. A Yelp search told me that Roma’s Pizza was decent (3/5 stars in my book), and as I was parking, I noticed this appliance store… J&R TV (108 7th Ave btw. Union & President, Brooklyn ... Read More »