Vanishing New York
a.k.a. The Book of Lamentations:
a bitterly nostalgic look at a city in the process of going extinct
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Years ago, I wrote a lengthy piece on the history of New York's newsstands , how City Hall and other powers had been trying to replace a...
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Lenox Lounge Lost
Here's what's left of the once great and gorgeous Lenox Lounge. There's nothing but a pile of brick and timber, a couple of brok...
Thursday, May 11, 2017
Death Knell of the Peeps
Last week, we heard the news that Richard Basciano, porn king of Times Square, had passed away. He had kept Show World going for decades in ...
Monday, May 8, 2017
Lenox Lounge Demolished
After 73 years of legendary life in Harlem, and after 4 years of sitting empty and wasted, the once great Lenox Lounge is currently being de...
Friday, May 5, 2017
A couple of readers sent in a listing offering the Canal Rubber site for rent. "Currently Canal General Merchandise and Canal Rubber,&...
Thursday, May 4, 2017
Show World's Basciano
The Daily News reported yesterday that Richard Basciano, "New York’s former prince of porn who made a mint peddling smut in the old Ti...
Monday, May 1, 2017
I like paper. I like pretty much anything on paper. I like how it looks, feels, and smells. Some people go around smelling old books . Lag...
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