Tag Archives: NY

Inside An Abandoned Masonic Hall In Tappan, NY

abann

Last week, I was sent up to scout around Tappan, NY, a beautiful hamlet just over the New Jersey border. Each day, I found myself driving back and forth along a road called Western Highway… …and in the process, passing a gorgeous brick building that appeared to be abandoned. Was it a school, or former college? Perhaps the old town ... Read More »

The Pigeon Master of Delancey Street

pigeon

I saw the coolest thing as I was driving over the Williamsburg Bridge the other day… Above this building at the end of Delancey Street… I noticed a huge flock of birds circling overhead…Except, they never left the area. They just kept circling, and it soon became clear they were following something… That’s when I noticed these two guys on ... Read More »

LEGOizing NY

skin

Almost a year ago, I wrote a post about my favorite building in midtown, this chopped-in-half brownstone at 19 W 46th Street. The other day, I got a note that a Lego fan had built a Lego version of the building based on my pictures! Great job! Most of the time, a building this quirky would be the imaginative creation ... Read More »

The Sign-Eating Tree of Richmond Hill

sign

I was scouting in the Richmond Hill neighborhood of Queens today when I saw this tree that appears to be devouring its “SLOW – CHILDREN AT PLAY” sign. I’ve seen signs with bark wrap-over before, but here it seems like the tree is on the verge of gulping the sign down. From the side, you can see how far the ... Read More »