The six-story, 63’ tall undulating red brick façade, at the intersection of Hudson and Charles Streets in the West Village, is finishing up.Read More
Category: Scenes From the Street
224 years ago, New York City was in a situation many of us may find familiar today. An epidemic (yellow fever, not COVID-19) was ripping through the streets, claiming the lives of thousands of New Yorkers. Many of these victims were laid to rest in public burial grounds known as potter’s fieldsRead More
Recent news reports in YIMBY, Dezeen and the New York Review of Architecture have announced that the stainless-steel mirrored ‘bean’ sculpture by the British-Indian artist Anish Kapoor, located at the base of 56 Leonard Street, has finally been completed. I visited the sculpture and found the completion to be greatly exaggerated.Read More
Sep, 2023 | Scenes From the Street
Cowgirl restaurant, Empire Provisions, Westgate Cleaners, Southern Charm, Ready To Eat, and Bird Dog pasta restaurant, at the northwest corner of Hudson and West 10th Streets, have been shrouded by sidewalk sheds and scaffolding over its facades for most of the Covid pandemic. But a lot of work has been done and now the scaffolding has come down to reveal this 1889 building at its former glory.Read More
SCENE FROM THE STREET How Do We Solve the Flooding Problem? With Walls? Text and photo by Brian J Pape, AIA During Storm Sandy, as well as more recently, the Hudson River overflowed its seawalls at the Hudson River Park (here...Read More
We may recognize names like Jacqueline Onassis and David Dinkins or entertainment greats like Humphrey Bogart, Duke Ellington, Charlie Parker, Cicely Tyson, Count Basie and Al Jolson. All have been honored with streets or places in Manhattan co-named for them. Let’s explore people in Greenwich Village who have been so honoredRead More
On the Hudson River Park esplanade is the beautiful bronze sculpture “Apple” (2000/01) by West Village artist Stephan Weiss (1938-2001). It includes a sitting platform and a ‘core’ cut-out, making it a wonderful climbing adventure for children.Read More
Jun, 2023 | Scenes From the Street
A masked gentleman walking his cute little dog called out my name as I was walking past. He had read my article in May’s Village View about the Pier 26 Science Playground at the end of N. Moore Street. I had mischievously asked “is there a South Moore Street?” without checking further.Read More
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- Astro-Zodial DECEMBER 2023 Sagittarius/CapricornPeering into the festive Hudson-crystal ball shows a conglomeration of fire and earth as we approach year’s end.
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Joy in the Moment
- Expect Nothing! You won’t be let down.Have you ever looked forward to an occasion, be it time with someone, a trip, a gift, a holiday…you name it? Then, when it didn’t work out as expected, or better said, as you expected, then you felt let down?