Tag Archives: New York City

1999: Under the Gowanus

Rackstraw Downes: Under the Gowanus with Sanitation Department Towers (1999) Gowanus is a neighborhood in Brooklyn. “The Gowanus Expressway, which serves as the southern extension of the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, also connects the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel approach, the Prospect Expressway (NY 27), … Continue reading

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1913: Whitlock’s Folly

Once located on the southeastern tip of the Bronx, this mansion was built by Benjamin Morris Whitlock in 1859. Sitting on a fifty-acre estate, the structure boasted a hundred rooms and was said to have cost $350,000 (about $$9.5 million … Continue reading

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1948: Poets’ Party

A party at the Gotham Book Mart in New York City to welcome poets Sir Osbert and Dame Edith Sitwell (seated, left of center) to the US for a series of readings. W. H. Auden is perched on the ladder … Continue reading

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1940: Central Park

Louis Lozowick: Central Park (1940)

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2013: Bronx Overpasses

Valeri Larko: Bronx Overpasses (2013) More Paintings:   Source.

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1916: Don’t Be A Scab

I’d seen this beautiful photograph before, but hadn’t realized it existed in such high definition. I retouched it a little (the original is here, at the Library of Congress) and drew out some of the details: The date for the … Continue reading

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2140: The Market is a Failure

“Hang with me. Follow what I’m saying. We live in a world where people pretend money can buy you anything, so money becomes the point, so we all work for money. Money is thought of as value.” “Okay, I get … Continue reading

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