Red Square Rooftop Clocks Erased (but will Return)

Posted May 13, 2019 at 5:00 am

If you look up, you may have noticed that the rooftop clocks are gone from the building formerly known as Red Square. Its erasure, as reported by EV Grieve, is part of the overall renovation plan implemented by the Dermot Company, which purchased the upscale residential complex for $100 million in 2016. Other modifications at […]

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Blackout from an East Village Rooftop [PHOTOS]

Posted November 9, 2012 at 11:31 am

Not sure if he’d even be there at the time, we paid a visit to an old friend in the post-Sandy, apocalyptic East Village last Tuesday evening. Door buzzer didn’t work, obviously, so we resorted to the old-school method of communication. A quick shout at the second floor windows. Three times proved charm, and the […]

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Bowery Mission Rooftop Farm

Posted August 3, 2012 at 11:18 am

The Bowery is derived from the Dutch word Bouwerij, which translates to “farm.” For the second year running, the 133-year-old Bowery Mission is embracing such roots by tending to a six-story-high rooftop farm all its own

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Weekend Edition: January 7

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:11 am

[Photo Credit: Several Seconds]

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Weekend Edition: November 5

Posted November 5, 2011 at 9:18 am

[Photo Credit: Several Seconds]

Sunset on Lower East Side Rooftops

Posted February 17, 2011 at 10:27 am

Came across this awesome photo of Lower East Side tenement rooftops.

From the Tenement Museum Photo Archive, Part 2

Last modified November 28, 2021 at 5:44 am

As mentioned yesterday, we are featuring photographs from the forthcoming Tenement Museum photo archive all this week.  The big project reveal will be on Wednesday, so stay tuned. Today’s selection truly tugs at the heart-strings.

New Roof for 185 Bowery?

Last modified August 13, 2012 at 9:44 pm

[March 17] Last night, a reader sent in a few aerial snapshots of 185 Bowery, along with the following note: It would appear that the remaining structure is being re-roofed – curious………..wonder what the new plan is and why.

Weekend Edition: February 20

Last modified June 27, 2012 at 1:12 am

[Photo via Mattron]

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United Nations on Essex

Posted July 28, 2009 at 8:18 am

This particular Lower East Side rooftop is a prime example of the proud cultural melting pot that is the Lower East Side (but that remains highly threatened).  High above Essex Tile Corp. at 35 Essex Street, a number of national flags blow in the wind. Together. Amongst others, the United States, Israel, Canada, and Brazil […]