Saturday, November 18, 2017


Plans filed for new building at Fourth Ave. & 20th Street (NY YIMBY)
Mixed-use, ten-story building (health care center, retail stores on first floor)
34 apartments
No inclusionary housing
Fitness center in basement

One more year left for Hank's Saloon (Bedford & Bowery).  We wrote about the bar & its Mohawk history back in 2011. 

This year's Worst NYC Landlord list has just been released. It includes buildings in Sunset Park (5416-5422 Fourth Avenue) owned by Silvershore Properties. Watch the press conference here.

The Independent Subway’s Unacknowledged Masterpiece - the incompletely renovated Fourth Avenue Station (Splice Today)

Letters of Edna Welthorpe - alter-ego of dramatist Joe Orton

Syd Shelton's East-Enders (Spitalfields Life).  From one city to another - I want to give a big shout-out for this beautiful, sensitively-written blog about London's East-End.  It's an absolute joy to read.

Rock Against Racism: the Syd Shelton images that define an era (Guardian)

One of Us is a 2017 documentary feature film that chronicles the lives of three ex-Hasidic Jews from Brooklyn. The film was directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, who also created the documentary Jesus Camp.

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