March 1, 2015
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February 27, 2015
My dad fought against Ed Koch who suddenly wanted to build townhouses on this abandoned lot, where a few industrious upper west siders had been growing tomatoes. The real estate values had finally begun to climb after many years of stagnation. My dad was able to convince the city to leave one sliver of the garden alone, and now the garden known for its flowers is a place of relaxation for many, with occasional plays and music being performed there.
I just scanned this Kodachrome slide from ’85 and it is all about the old traffic light. Back when I took the picture these were already very rare. Besides this one in Harlem, there was one in central park and another one on Park Ave. Forgotten New York has more on these beautiful structures…
February 26, 2015
February 25, 2015
February 24, 2015
Does anyone remember this little newsstand turned fruit stand on Prince St? One day the owner discovered these vintage Camel signs underneath some plywood, and the pickup truck complimented the scene perfectly…
February 23, 2015
February 22, 2015
February 21, 2015
February 20, 2015
I can’t believe I didn’t take any snaps of the old Yankee stadium, but this is all I have…
I looked it up on the trusty internet and alas this old theater is now gone, replaced by condos…Surprise, surprise.