Ephemera

On the Old Bowery

Last modified December 4, 2009 at 8:36 am

On December 5, 1920, the New York Times published a sprawling period piece on the ever-changing Bowery landscape; a little history is mixed in as well.  Reading the article with the added benefit of hindsight, it’s quite fascinating to note how far the thoroughfare has progressed – for better or worse.  The opening paragraph talks […]

Streets

Manhattan Railway Company, Station 5

Last modified August 11, 2009 at 11:29 pm

Amidst the hustle-bustle of food wholesalers along the bowels of Allen Street is a hidden piece of ephemeral New York.  Above the disheveled store signage at 100 Division Street is enough graffiti to distract the casual observer from seeing the century-old bronze lettering affixed to its facade – Manhattan Railway Co., Station 5. The brick […]