Every year, Curbed holds a vote to decide the Neighborhood of the Year. This time around, the matchup is Park Slope vs. Roosevelt Island. Even though this should be a no-brainer (trees and brownstones vs. hospitals and a Soviet-style Main Street?), Roosevelt Island is winning with 55% of the vote! Let's mobilize and show everyone what the best neighborhood in the city really is!
Monday, December 13, 2010 at 3:46PM
Monday, December 13, 2010 at 2:02PM
|Sterling Place, looking toward Seventh, 1961.|
Things sure have changed! Yesterday's article was an overview of the accident; tomorrow's article will be about the crash itself, from the point of view of the pilots and air traffic controllers.Edwardian and Victorian row houses were scarred with peeling paint, broken windows and missing stoop stones. Scavengers pilfered abandoned or burned-out homes for radiators and brass pipes to sell as scrap metal. Residents called a group of rat-infested buildings on Prospect Park West a “serious blight” and a breeding place for “prostitution, crime, vice, narcotics and immorality.”
In other news, an eight foot memorial to those who perished in the crash will be unveiled in Green-Wood Cemetery this Thursday, the 50th anniversary of the crash, at 10 AM. It's incredible that there's been no memorial to this disaster before now!
Monday, December 13, 2010 at 12:07PM
|Photo Via NY Post|
Sunday, December 12, 2010 at 12:43AM
Friday, December 10, 2010 at 4:35PM
An outpost of DNA Footwear, which specializes in Uggs, is headed for the space last occupied by A&P Laundromat, on Seventh Avenue between 3rd and 4th Streets. The owner told me that he expects it to be open within a couple weeks.
There are three other locations of DNA, the closest one being Fifth Avenue and President Street.