From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Charles J. King

Charles J King Iron & Steel Scrap: Bushwick Brooklyn

Last night I received a call from Chris Arnade. He wanted to know where this building was located (Grand Avenue) and how he could learn more about about its founder: Charles J. King. I suggested the Brooklyn Daily Eagle archives and later did a little digging. I didn’t learn anything about the man behind this wonderful building— but I learned who he was not. Without further ado I present for your April Fool’s Day delectation a case of mistaken identity and a slipped mickey courtesy of the December 16, 1900 edition of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. Enjoy!

So there!

Miss Heather



5 Comments on From The New York Shitty Photo Pool: Charles J. King

  1. rowan on Fri, 1st Apr 2011 4:54 pm
  2. i like this building. it looks so out of place.

  3. KAA on Fri, 1st Apr 2011 6:34 pm
  4. That article reads like a page ripped out of Luc Sante’s book Low Life. Apparently this kind of drug and rob routine was quite common in New York back in the day.

  5. missheather on Sat, 2nd Apr 2011 6:53 pm
  6. Now THERE’S a book I have not re-read for some time! 🙂

  7. KAA on Sun, 3rd Apr 2011 10:59 am
  8. Although on a slightly different track, another great book about New York is Rem Koolhaas’s ‘Delirious New York’

    I often give them together as a gift to people new to New York

  9. missheather on Sun, 3rd Apr 2011 3:32 pm
  10. Yeah, I have that one too!

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