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HARLEM COURTHOUSE – Forgotten New York

Walk east a couple of blocks on East 121st from Mount Morris Park — between Lexington and 3rd Avenue — and you will find a majestic, Gothic and Romanesque building standing beside a park. Built from 1891-1893 by the architectural firm…

3rd AVENUE AD MYSTERIES – Forgotten New York

Staggering around Harlem on a recent Saturday, I gravitated to 3rd Avenue, which I hadn’t invaded recently. Mindful of the fact that 3rd Avenue had an elevated train rumbling over it until 1955, I was hunting for painted ads that only…

NYC’s TRAFFIC CIRCLES – Forgotten New York

I was puttering around up in Melrose, Bronx a week or two ago and I spotted a true roundabout, in the British sense. I’ll tell you where it was a bit later on this page. NYC has a number of traffic circles, but I’ve only seen one…

PIER 57, Chelsea – Forgotten New York

Pier 57 is a handsome steel and masonry structure at 10th Avenue and West 15th Street, constructed from 1950-54 as a headhouse for shipping lines. The structure is supported on three T-shaped caissons in the Hudson River just off the…

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