Monday, December 8, 2008

But of course!

Ha! on me. Jill nailed it in her comment on my post last Wednesday, "Hope for the Hudson's sign?"

No it can't be. You are falling into their trap of believing and hope for the future. Don't do it!


To which I responded:

Ha! You're right Jill! Bet they wait until the end to paint it...crushing all my silly hope!


A quick recap:

Was boohooing the other day about the faded Hudson's Army-Navy Store sign getting painted over during the renovation at 103 E. Third Ave. at 13th Street.



Well, maybe the sign will live...? The last time I looked, the painting had continued on the front of the building. The old sign had been spared...so far. Can it be?



And now...ta-da!



They were just toying with me! I fell into their trap of believing and hoping for the future...

8 comments:

Mykola Dementiuk said...

In either case, sorry that the sign went, Hudson's had cool clothes, but the drugs and whores that teemed the hotel there were too scary to date, too much drugs even before drugs became too popular. I always had my 'dates' (whoever I could get for that night) to the Sahara on 14th Street or the 12th Street hotel off 3rd Avenue. Had the best sex there...

Mykola Dementiuk said...

Oh yeah, have my book coming next Dec 2009, called "100 Whores" about the girls who worked for a living on 12th Street-14th Street and 3rd Avenue. Some good times, some very bad...hey, but that's life...

http://100whores.blogspot.com/

EV Grieve said...

Thanks for the comments, Mykola. Looking forward to the book.

Anonymous said...

I live in the building two buildings off from the Hudson sign, and I thought they were making a decision to leave the sign.

Can anyone think of a worse color for a brick building than white?

But maybe in this economy they will have cheaper units for lease(if they ever finish cleaning the place up...).

Mykola Dementiuk said...

Cool, you'll a copy when it comes out ;)))

Mick

Mykola Dementiuk

Mykola Dementiuk said...

I sent you a letter on gmail.com

Mick

Mykola Dementiuk

Jill said...

Sorry Mr. Grieve for being the voice of doom. It was way too good to be true. Landlords are certainly not nostalgic for the past, and they generally have little taste. This is proven by the history of the ever changing floor tiles in my hallway.

I had completely forgotten about those sorry looking whores at 3rd Ave. One of them looked very much like a girl I knew and it always freaked me out.

They disappeared shortly after they put in those NYU dorms, and I always wondered where they went and what their stories were. How amazing that I might get the answer. I will definitely buy that book.

Mykola Dementiuk said...

In the '60s and '70s the area was known for its whores and drugs. In 'Taxi Driver' Robert DeNiro shoots the pimp in the doorway near the hotel and in another scene Jody Foster is standing trying to sell herself in front f the hotel. The grand shootout in the end of the movie takes place just a few doors down. At the time, I was living on 13th Street and 1st Avenue and recall how many times they shut down the street as they filmed the next scene...The whores and pimps were always there...I thought forever.