Saturday, October 20, 2018

3 Star Coffee Shop on the Upper West Side closed in 2014 after 30 years in business.

We always loved its #signage especially since it listed many of our favorite foods: BURGERS 🍔, DONUTS 🍩 and SANDWICHES 🥪 as well as COFFEE ☕️! Sadly we passed by this #storefront today and it still remains empty but has been renovated with an all glass facade. We are not sure what is taking its place but we can be pretty certain that it won’t be a reasonably priced coffee shop.

Friday, October 19, 2018

Navy Yard Cocktail Lounge located on Flushing Avenue at Washington Avenue was in business from 1907 to 2010.

Steve Frankel, who owned it since 1999, lost his lease when the building was sold to a developer. The bar originally served the tens of thousands of Brooklyn Navy Yard personnel who worked in the shipbuilding industry, but in recent years catered to the workers in the many industrial businesses and film and television studios, which rented spaces at the revitalized Navy Yard industrial park. Photo from 2008 and full text appear on our book “Store Front II-A History Preserved”.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Photography from our visit to The Four Freedoms Park on the tip of Roosevelt Island for 6sqft...

Full article:

"In 2012, 40 years after it was conceived by late architect Louis Kahn, Four Freedoms Parkopened on four acres on the southern tip of Roosevelt Island. Part park, part memorial to FDR (the first dedicated to the former president in his home state), the site was designed to celebrate the Four Freedoms that Roosevelt outlined in his 1941 State of the Union address–Freedom of speech, of worship, from want, and from fear. In addition to its unique social and cultural position, the Park is set apart architecturally–the memorial is constructed from 7,700 tons of raw granite, for example–and horticulturally–120 Little Leaf Linden trees are all perfectly aligned to form a unified sight line."

Over at Café Tomaselli, Salzburg, the oldest café in Austria, earlier...

The café was founded in 1700.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

LENNY’S PIZZA 🍕was founded in 1953 and has been run by Frank Giordano and his family since 1983.

Lenny’s Pizza became famous after it was used in a scene for the movie Saturday Night Fever where the character played by John Travolta is seen ordering two slices of #pizza from Lenny’s, and eating them “double-decker” style, one piled on top of the other 🍕🍕. We love their #vintage #neon sign and their pizza is great too! Photo and full interview with 2nd generation owner of @lennyspizza86 appear in our book "New York Nights".

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Photography from our visit to fashion designer, stylist, and model Stella Rose Saint Clair's apartment for 6sqft...

Full article:

"From the Rococo sofa she found on Craigslist and bought from an eccentric divorcée on Staten Island to the collection of vintage food packaging in the kitchen, everything in Stella’s apartment has a story, many of which will make you laugh. But behind the giggles and bubblegum walls, Stella is not afraid to get real–“I don’t have my shit together, and I’m okay with it.”–and take a serious look at how obstacles in her life, such as being bullied as a teen, have shaped her into the creative force she is today. Ahead, take a tour of Stella’s one-of-a-kind apartment and get to know her a bit better."