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Goodnight, Murder Avenue

Posted on Feb 16, 2011 in Architecture, Brooklyn, Education, New York

The New York Times gives Pratt Institute’s deserved attention to Myrtle Avenue some deserved attention of its own.

Last lot on Reade Street

Posted on Feb 13, 2011 in Architecture, New York



I’ve walked and driven past the northeast corner of Reade and Greenwich lord knows how many times in my life but I (understandably) never noticed this teeny tiny thing until yesterday. (158 Reade maybe?) I love small buildings and lots particularly in the often hulking building-scape of NYC and this one makes me think of Gordon Matta-Clark with his funny collections and incisions. It’s a beautiful slice of vanilla cake of a building with a lovely, narrow staircase visible from Reade. By eye it can’t be more than 200sq/ft per floor. I imagine when it was built in the early 19th century (if indeed it’s that old) that it was practically a dock house with the Hudson lapping at it’s door. I need to look into that….

The Kingston Lounge

Posted on Feb 13, 2011 in Architecture, Brooklyn, Decay, History, New York

The Kingston Lounge is an incredible blog by Richard Nickel Jr. (a man I don’t know but would love to…) that documents abandoned and decaying buildings and spaces. Above is a photo from a recent entry documenting North Brother Island, but the blog takes its name from its maiden subject, the abandoned Kingston Lounge in Brooklyn. Incredible photography. Check it all out…