LENS

May 6, 2010

Walking home [Midtown to Park Slope] – May 5th, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — wally426 @ 9:16 pm

Going your way

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Hailman

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inSpired

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Xing Forty-Deuce

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Your next bold move

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Treeline

 

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Caught

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Cam 1/2

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Alfa-Numero

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Folks – Herald Square

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Shadowplay

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There’s an App for that, too

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Busibike

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There’s an abiding mystery on Sixth between 22nd and 23rd Streets. This is the old Ehrich Brothers Emporium, built in 1889 by William Schickel and now home on the ground floor to a Burlington Coat Factory. Yet, the building features “K’s” both in mosaic (right) and in terra cotta above the mosaic. Why K? Perhaps the architect’s mother was named Kate?- a column from the February 5, 1995 New York Times which clears it up. The Ehrich Brothers store closed in 1911 and the building passed to Chicago merchants J.L. Kesner Company. Architects Taylor & Levi added new storefronts with Arts and Crafts style pilasters with terra cotta by Hartford Faience. Kesner left in 1913, so they were there only 2 years, but the K’s are there, apparently forever [www.NYC-Architecture.com]

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Old Days

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CrossTick

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Tehn Dolla

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Down the chute – 6th Ave

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Wait a second

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Starlight

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Gray’s Papaya

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Why

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W4th St Handball Courts

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Macdougal St

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Stop / Go

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Space Available – Crosby St

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Rough Escape

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Grillz

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Shoot

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Canal St

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DUBBO

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Brooklyn ‘Skyline’

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Lattice

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Orinoco

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Lonely Lady

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BQE

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Demo

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Downtown

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Overlook

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Over

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Squibb Hill

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Linkage

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2 Comments »

  1. Shirtless guy with the shaved head is awesome. But I love ‘Why’

    Comment by ahicks — May 19, 2010 @ 3:59 pm

  2. Hi–

    I was planning to add the Hartford Faience tile panels (6th Ave. & W. 22nd St., Manhattan) to my historic tile installations database website, and I would like to use your closeup of the tiles and the information you ferreted out, with attribution, of course. Would this be OK?

    Comment by Michael Padwee — September 25, 2010 @ 4:22 pm


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