Iconic photos of the Bowery

www.icp.org Center of Photography: Weegee Exhibition For an intense decade between 1935 and 1946, Weegee (1899–1968) was one of the most relentlessly inventive figures in American photography. His graphically dramatic and often lurid photographs of New York crimes and news events set the standard for what has become known as tabloid journalism. Freelancing for a variety […]

The Bialystoker Home:Past, Present, Future Panel Discussion Sunday, February 5, 2012 1:15 – 3:30 pm Seward Park Cooperative Community Room 264 East Broadway (at Montgomery Street)  Free and Open to the Public                                                    […]

Staten Island- St. Pauls Avenue Historic District

Long considered one of Staten Island’s most prestigious neighborhoods, this area consists mainly of wood-frame, freestanding houses. A small “Captains’ Row” of three mid-19th-century Italianate villas was later joined by picturesque homes in the Second Empire, Stick, Queen Anne, Shingle and Colonial Revival styles. Neo-Colonial and Arts and Crafts houses were built in the 20th […]

Port Morris Gantries, The Bronx

In the South Bronx neighborhood of Port Morris, a pair of ferry gantries deteriorating in an empty lot may seem an eyesore to some, but the Friends of Brook Park sees them as the centerpiece to an engaging public space. Taking inspiration from other New York City waterside parks, this new park will combine recreation, […]

Port Morris Gantries, The Bronx

In the South Bronx neighborhood of Port Morris, a pair of ferry gantries deteriorating in an empty lot may seem an eyesore to some, but the Friends of Brook Park sees them as the centerpiece to an engaging public space. Taking inspiration from other New York City waterside parks, this new park will combine recreation, […]

Morningside Heights, Manhattan

Situated between Riverside Park and Morningside Park, two scenic landmarks designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, and developed mainly between 1900 and 1915, Morningside Heights is characterized by architecturally-unified apartment buildings and row houses juxtaposed with major institutional groupings.  The Morningside Heights Historic District Committee is working towards city designation of this elegant neighborhood developed mainly […]

Far Rockaway Beachside Bungalows, Queens

Once upon a summertime, Far Rockaway was the vacation spot for working-class New Yorkers.  Although recent decades have erased much of this history, just off the Boardwalk on Beach 24th, 25th, and 26th Streets rows of beach bungalows built between 1918 and 1921 still stand.  The Beachside Bungalow Preservation Association is seeking to preserve and […]

Van Cortlandt Village, The Bronx

                      Once the site of Revolutionary War-era Fort Independence, Van Cortlandt Village developed into a residential enclave in the 20th century. Built on a winding street plan designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, responding to the hills and views of the area, the neighborhood consists of […]

Map of Six To Celebrate 2012

2012 1. Bay Ridge, Brooklyn 2. Far Rockaway Beachside Bungalows, Queens 3. Morningside Heights, Manhattan 4. Port Morris Gantries, The Bronx 5. Van Cortlandt Village, The Bronx 6. Victorian Flatbush, Brooklyn Join us at the 2012 Six To Celebrate Launch Party