Wednesday, January 6, 2010

In case you forgot what the northwest corner of St. Mark's Place and Second Avenue looks like...



Wow. The sidewalk shed is finally coming down after how many years...


4 comments:

Barbara Hanson said...

As of my last birthday (a couple of weeks ago), I have lived in this neighborhood more than half my life. I can barely keep the palimpsest of loss straight anymore. Chase was a children's furniture store; the expensive silk clothing store--now an empty storefront--was an auto supply store. Red Square was a gas station and, before that, a field of Queen Anne's Lace. And on and on it goes.

EV Grieve said...

I walked on Second Avenue tonight and noticed a rather nondescript restaurant that was now closed, sign gone. I couldn't remember what was there. And I probably won't remember whatever replaced it was when it closes (or something...)...I've been tempted to take a photo of every single building on every single block...

Barbara Hanson said...

My block alone--home of the first bagel bakery in the city--is unrecognizable and incredibly annoying, in part due to tourists and yunnies eating their takeout from Clinton Street Bakery on my stoop. I'm not the cranky old man from a Hard Day's Night*: Eat there if you must; just pick up your trash, please.
*Not Paul's grandfather; the "We didn't hurt your field, mister" character.

Bowery Boogie said...

it's such an exhilarating feeling when scaffolding/sidewalk sheds are finally taken down.