Monday, March 28, 2011

Public Hearing Regarding Bowery Historic Recognition

Via Bowery Boogie.....

1912ish Cooper Sq Postcard

In light of the somewhat recently announced plan to revamp the Astor Place/Cooper Triangle area, I thought this postcard, pre-Hewitt Building, pre-Cooper Park trees, was interesting.

Image: Ephemeral NY

Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Skids? Not Hardly

From this weekend's NY Times, an article about the up and coming Bowery, or wait, its no longer up and coming.  A slideshow is here.  Interesting that they mention a time before The Bowery was the skids, when it was quite fashionable. 

Friday, March 18, 2011

The Supersizer of Brooklyn

New NY Times Magazine article explaining the rise and fall of architect Robert Scarano.  Note the information about 4 East 3rd street, which went from a gas station to a 16 story tower which eventually was converted into the Bowery Hotel.

Some Big Bets That the Funky Bowery Can Be Luxe

From the NY Times circa 2007 "Some Big Bets That the Funky Bowery Can Be Luxe". I wonder when the day will come when the reference to the Bowery having been "skid row" will pass?

East Village circa 2008 via the NY Times

The pictures in the slide-show and the article "True Grit? Not So Much, Anymore" are really nothing special, but I thought I'd post it for future reference.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

New plans revealed for 51 Astor Place

Article from detailing the new plan for the site of the former Cooper Union Engineering building.  Office space anyone?