THIS WEEK: Forgotten City Lights

July 12, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11211, Williamsburg, Williamsburg Brooklyn 

This upcoming Thursday, July 15, City Reliquary will be celebrating “Thurd Thursday” with a photo exhibition of New York City’s manifold and often ignored lamp posts (such as the one seen at left). Here’s the 411 per the City Reliquary’s web site:

THis THurd THursday, July 15th from 7-10pm at the City Reliquary Museum, 370 Metropolitan Ave.
Join us for the opening reception of a truly illuminating exhibit, “FORGOTTEN CITY LIGHTS: A Photographic Archive of NYC’s Street Lamposts.” This newest exhibit focuses on the often ignored but always overhead variants and styles of NYC street lamps.

With photographs taken over the past 30+ years by Bob Mulero, an employee of the MTA and an avid toy collector, Mr. Mulero has been cataloging hundreds of New York’s lampposts since the 1970s. Mr. Mulero is joined in his historical efforts by the (seemingly) omniscient Kevin Walsh, who’s website www.Forgotten-NY.com chronicles (what appears to be) every single corner, cul-de-sac, dead-end, roundabout, and street direction in New York City.

Admission is free and refreshments are also promised. Check it out!

Forgotten City Lights
July 15, 2010 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
City Reliquary
370 Metropolitan Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11211

Miss Heather

P.S.: You can get a sneak peek of what awaits you by checking out Mr. Walsh’s slide show as featured on the New York Times’s web site!

Photo Credits: Mister Heather

Quicklink: Forgotten New York Does Bushwick!

June 14, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11206, 11221, 11237, Bushwick, Bushwick Brooklyn 

It’s official, folks! The inimitable Kevin Walsh of Forgotten New York will be conducting a tour of Bushwick Sunday, June 27! You can get the full 411 (and RSVP) by clicking here. I can hardly wait!

Forgotten New York Tour of Bushwick
June 27, 2010 starting at 2:00 p.m.
Bushwick WWI Memorial at Bushwick, Willoughby and Myrtle Avenues
Brooklyn, New York 11237

Miss Heather

LAST GASP: I Blog New York

January 26, 2010 ·
Filed under: 11222, East Village, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic, Queens 

This post goes out to my buddies Kevin “The Historian” Walsh of Forgotten New York, the inimitable Crappy “The Populist” of Queens and Jeremiah “The Grumbler” Moss of Vanishing New York for being amongst the Village Voice’s picks for Gotham’s 18 finest blog stars.

Mazel tov!

Oh yeah, yours truly made the list too: “Local Girl”.

Check it out!

Miss Heather

P.S: Bed Stuy Blog could have, should have qualified for this list.

Quicklink: Leonard Street Slice

December 30, 2009 ·
Filed under: 11222, Greenpoint, Greenpoint Brooklyn, Greenpoint Magic 

sliceTHUMBThis week my buddy Kevin at Forgotten New York regales us with a slice from none other than the Garden Spot of the Universe! He writes:

When Christmas comes around, my thoughts sometimes wander toward Greenpoint. I have many memories from when I was in my twenties concerning the Garden Spot of the Universe. I once accepted the keys for but never lived in an apartment on Green Street that was outfitted with a single electrical outlet and a bath tub in the kitchen…

Of particular interest to Mr. Walsh is the building you see at left: the Polish Legion of American Veterans. The following should give you, dear readers, some indication why.

plavNYS

Of this establishment my buddy Laura Hofmann reminisces:

This is the old American Legion. The first time it was located on Leonard St. Then it moved to McGuinness Blvd and now is back again on Leonard a few doors away from their old address…The American Legion parade used to start here, on Leonard St. in front of the post with the 21 gun salute.

amercianlegion

You can read Kevin’s slice in its entirety by clicking here. Check it out!

Miss Heather

Photo Credits: the old images of P.L.A.V. courtesy of yours truly. The news come from Kevin Walsh!

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