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The Gerken Building - designed by Harding and Gooch in 1885, it was one of the earliest tall buildings in Tribeca . Formerly the NY National Exchange Bank, the ornate sign is still going strong! This beautiful building is now condos.



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Fun Facts: the Carlyle Hotel became known as "the New York White House" during the administration of President John F. Kennedy, who owned an apartment on the 34th floor for the last ten years of his life....the Carlyle hotel is also the source of the name for The Carlyle Group, as it was the location where that firm's founders first met in the mid-1980s

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Early afternoon (sun)light play in upper Manhattan.

Elizabeth Street Gallery occupies the former home of G. La Rosa & Son Bread Co. whose sign still remains. But the building was originally built as a fire house in 1883, complete with the first brass sliding pole in New York, for Hook & Ladder Company No. 9 who called it home until 1948.
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1903 & now: NW corner of 8th and 2nd Avenue. #nycthenandnow

Brighton Beach may be known today for its highly Slavic population, but years before this migration of Jewish immigrants, Brighton Beach was – along with what is now known as Coney Island, Manhattan Beach, and Sea Gate – part of a shoreline conglomerate village known as “Gravesend.” Gravesend existed for approximately two centuries before being bought up by developers as part of the same countermovement to the rising tide of industrialization and subsequent air and noise pollution in the cities that birthed Central Park. In 1868, William A. Engeman purchased a plot of land for $20,000, the modern-day equivalent of $330,663. He went on to name the area ‘Brighton Beach’ after the English coastal city ‘Brighton.’ As infrastructure improved, greater accessibility to the offered the fruits of Brighton Beach to more and more city-dwelling New Yorkers. In the decades to follow Brighton Beach would become a center for arts and culture, the most notable example being the construction of the Brighton Beach Music Hall. In 1879, Engeman brought horse racing to the aristocrat paradise, forming the Brighton Beach Racing Association. The BBRA was shut down in 1908 due to anti-gambling laws. In 1907, the Brighton Beach Baths opened as an exclusive club offering both sporting recreation and a nude beach. The Baths were a testament to the community’s notoriety as a nexus between gathering place and beach club. The baths were closed in 1994 much to the chagrin of the community. #workscited https://macaulay.cuny.edu/eportfolios/littlenyc/little-odessa-brighton-beach-brooklyn/
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What do YOU know about the Quadruplets? The infamous Taino towers began in 1972 this project lingered on for many years before the residents were able to move in. If you know anything about El Barrio then you know Taino is etched in the fiber of El Barrio. #eastharlem #elbarrio #tainotowers #housing #federal #tenants #quadruplets #highrise #1972 #realestate #construction #nychistory #nycrealestate #nyc #uptown #development
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Drawing on rarely seen archival footage, stills and interviews, The Opera House chronicles the creation of the @MetOpera’s storied @LincolnCenter home. Don’t miss new #GreatPerformancesPBS tonight at 9/8c!
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Another view of those gone but not forgotten painted walls from the #bronxterminalmarket #bronx #bronxhistory #nychistory

On site. Carved marble Zodiac Clock, by Augustus Saint-Gaudens, 1884, at the Villard Houses. 451 Madison Avenue.
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A view from alongside the Bronx Terminal Market back in 2006. #bronx #bronxterminalmarket #nychistory #paintedwall #gonebutneverforgotten

1919 - Hotel Bossert, at 98 Montegue St, in Brooklyn Heights. Built in 1909 by Louis Bossert, a Brooklyn lumber magnate, it was known as "the Waldorf-Astoria of Brooklyn" and the site of the celebration of the Brooklyn Dodgers' only World Series championship in 1955 with a win over the NY Yankees. It was bought by The Watchtower in 1983 who did exquisite restorations bringing it back to its past glory. They sold it in 2012 to private equity groups who returned it to a Hotel.

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Looking at this architectural style + address typeface, can you guess when this building was constructed? Here is, obviously, 127 John Street. (photo via @museumofcityny)⠀
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Designed by Emery Roth & Sons, 127 John Street fills the full block from Fulton to John Street and Pearl to Water Street. The architects employed the corporate modernist style they were well known for in this period. The building was rendered in a straightforward and somewhat simple International style. The building's developers, though, hired an innovative designer named Rudolph de Harak for the graphic components. In fabricating the building's address on the facade, de Harak used four-inch diameter, pin-mounted silver balls in the typeface Microgramma. Microgramma was created in 1952 by Aldo Novarese and Alessandro Butti and was popular for use in technical illustrations, packaging, and science fiction films. The oversized addresses no longer grace the facade of 127 John Street; the 32-story office building was converted to residential use (an NYU dorm) in the late 1990s and was renamed 200 Water Street. ⠀
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One of de Harak's other major design features does still remain on the site, though. No. 127 was constructed hugging a pair of low-rise 19th century brick buildings that stood on the northeast corner of John and Water Streets. Here on the Water Street facade of the old corner building the designer constructed a massive digital clock, 48 feet long and 24 feet high. Using Helvetica Medium for the numerals, the clock illuminates the hour, minute, and second. Current reports suggest that the clock no longer keeps accurate time. ⠀
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Coney Island’s Wonder Wheel has been here for 98 years, not sure about the other buildings... #wonderwheel #coneyisland #history #brooklyn #newyork #nyc #nychistory

Too Long In The Wasteland⠀

John Mellencamp⠀

Life, Death, Love, Freedom, opened at ACA Galleries on April 26 in New York and will be showing through June 2. This is Mellencamp’s second solo exhibition with the gallery and will showcase two bodies of work: Mellencamp’s sculptural assemblages and series of portraits.⠀

✅ Contact the gallery for more & to view the artists work.⠀

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