New York City's Lost and Found

All of the faded leftovers

En route to Park Slope! A view of the gorgeous Kentile Floors sign from the F train line, leading us to the gorgeous Prospect Park.

Towards the middle of the park, you can sneak down one level underneath some beautiful leave-swept grounds, mostly toured by horses.

The Prospect Park Boathouse is also pictured here - quite a sight from across the pond.

The South Street Seaport Museum recently opened a Titanic exhibit with salvaged items from the ship, replicas, transmissions, and other affiliated memoirs about the infamous sink.

RIP Billy’s Antiques on East Houston and Mott Street in Manhattan. This was a treasure of vintage furniture, old books, and countless other rare finds thrown together under a tent.

RIP Billy’s Antiques on East Houston and Mott Street in Manhattan. This was a treasure of vintage furniture, old books, and countless other rare finds thrown together under a tent.

A tour through the South Street Seaport’s Piers 15-17 featuring the Peking, Wavertree, and other ships docked there.

Pier 15 was recently developed with a raised park-like area that stands next to the eery Wavertree ship.

On 76 3rd Avenue between East 11th and 12th Streets, two old brick buildings stand which I pass every day on the way to work. One ground floor was once occupied by a Chinese restaurant, Yummy House and the other, a bar, Nevada Smith’s.

I always noticed that the 3 floors above in each building were boarded up and seemingly unoccupied. Sometime in the last two weeks, I noticed that demolition began on the right building, closest to 12th Street, but in a manual way - men tearing at the side of the building from the top down with hooks.

Over the next week, the wall or shell of the building pictured here was exposed - with each apartment’s fireplace showing along with what looks like layers and layers of original wallpaper exposed from possibly 100+ years ago.

You can read more about the planned demolition here and here from EV Grieve who also has a before picture.

Brooklyn Academy of Music, Fort Greene Brooklyn.
The Montauk Club, Brooklyn
Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn

Dead Horse Bay - where the leftover underbelly of New York City from the last hundred years continues to wash up and wash away.