Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Miracles Take Out, Liberty City, Miami.

A $1.75 "flop" drink & $1.50 conch fritters fried to order over at the almost 50 year old walk up.

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Photography from our visit to Author William Middleton's High Line views in Related’s Abington House for @6sqft...

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"...take a tour of William’s home and hear about his urban experiences, why he chose this building and neighborhood, and what it’s like to have one of the best people-watching perches in all of NYC."


Hinsch’s Confectionery on Fifth Avenue in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn was founded by Herman Hinsch in 1948.

The Logue family operated Hinsch’s from 1962 to 2011, serving homemade ice cream 🍨 and chocolates and sandwiches. Sadly the Logue family closed the business after the landlord raised the rent to $10,000 a month from $7,500. Within a few months of closing, the space was taken over and rebranded into Mike Hinsch’s and in 2015 turned into a Stewarts’s franchise. The gorgeous #neonsign and a vertical blade sign (not seen in this photo) were removed.

Photo from 2009 and interview with 2nd-generation owner John Logue appears in our book “New York Nights.”

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Vacant Delicatessen, Brooklyn

New York City mayor Bill de Blasio announced this past Wednesday his support for a tax on vacant storefronts. He called the vacant #storefront “a blight on neighborhoods.” We couldn’t agree more as many landlords choose to let their storefronts sit empty for months and sometimes years rather than rent them at a lower rate. We are not sure if this legislation will pass but we believe it is definitely a good start in helping preserve the fabric of our neighborhoods. Let us know what you think!

Friday, January 11, 2019

Pete’s Shoe Repair 👞 in Queens.

In the past decade, we have noticed quite a number of shoe repair shops in New York City have closed. We wondered if it was mostly due to high rent increases, but a few shoemakers have told us “that business has declined because many people now purchase cheap “throw away” shoes made of plastic and don’t need or want to spend money on repairing them as they can just buy a new pair.”