If you haven’t been by the Bowling Green subway station recently and you don’t have a fear of heights, prepare to be amazed by these series of “rooftopping” photographs of New York City by Navid Baraty.
This fun clip that’s being shared around social media lately is from the 1928 silent film Speedy, starring comedian Harold Lloyd and directed by Ted Wilde. It was filmed in New York City, and fans of our vintage photo column may notice some really fun transportation finds, like the 23-foot traffic towers that once graced 5th Avenue across the street from one of the original cast iron subway entrances, double decker public buses, street cars, and elevated trains in Manhattan.
In Charleston, South Carolina sits perhaps the most beautiful housing project in America. Built in a Romanesque Revival style, the William Enston Home consists of free-standing cottages set on a leafy green landscaped property. William Enston was a wealthy businessman in Charleston involved in furniture, real estate and shipping. He left his fortunate to the city of Charleston in 1859, with the stipulation that it be used to build a home for elderly poor.
Yesterday Eater announced that the parody coffee shop, Dumb Starbucks, was heading to Brooklyn in a few weeks. The stunt by Comedy Central’s Nathan Fielder from the show Nathan for You is already shut down in Los Angeles but here are some interior and exterior shots for a laugh. Meanwhile, Starbucks is figuring out how to proceed, legally. ”We are evaluating next steps and while we appreciate the humor, they cannot use our name, which is a protected trademark,” according to an email from Starbucks, as reported by USA Today. The official video for Dumb Starbucks claims, “By adding the word dumb we are legally allowed to use the coveted Starbucks name and logo because we’ve fulfilled the minimum requirements to be considered a parody under US law.” (more…)
Just off of Atlantic Avenue in Boerum Hill, Brooklyn, you’ll find a quirky shoe-themed street art installation on the facade of 75 and 75A Hoyt Street. There are a combination of found objects, but most are shoes titled with puns. It’s the work of Nat Hendricks, owner of several buildings on this block of Hoyt Street, including the vintage diner, Victory Cafe, on the corner of Hoyt Street and Smith Street.