Monthly Archives: November 2015

  • CONEY ISLAND (before it dies)

    June 25, 2005
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    THE DEATH— ie., the Starbucks® and Disney®zation — of Coney Island as we know it is imminent, if you believe all the glowing press releases we’ve seen in the papers this spring. In the immediate Stillwell Avenue area, along the boardwalk but also along Surf Avenue, the so-called hodgepodge of clam bars, amusement areas and […]

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  • THE NEW MOSAICS

    June 19, 2005

      YOU’VE felt the heat already. New York City’s 722 miles of subways are among the dirtiest, hottest and most woebegone in the country. Other, newer systems are cleaner, cooler and run better. I notice decor a great deal, though, and… I still favor New York’s subway stations over others I have been in in Chicago, Philly […]

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  • BROWNSVILLE and EAST NEW YORK, Brooklyn

    June 13, 2005

    HERE are some NYC neighborhoods I find myself in again, again and again. I never tire of Coney, and I always seem to be in the Long Island City–Astoria area (the theme this year is Queens, which we’re covering from west to east as the year goes on); lower Manhattan and the Lower East Side hold a fascination; and in Staten […]

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  • ASTORIA VILLAGE PART 2 (Queens)

    June 4, 2005

    Remsen House, 27th Avenue and 12th Street, Astoria, destroyed February 2005. The house was built in 1835. DEVELOPERS can be a hateful, despicable bunch. Quite a statement coming from a website that evades controversy like Barry Bonds evading a steroid test. But it’s the truth. I am completely ignorant regarding real estate, the price of land and housing, […]

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