Wednesday, April 15, 2015


The new building at Fifth & 17th (Aaron's parking lot) (YIMBY)
A seven-storey, seventeen unit building, with twelve parking spots

The olive empire of Sunset Park (Brooklynology)

"Established in 1907, Mawer-Gulden-Annis originally specialized in green queen and Manzanilla olives from Seville, Spain. They later expanded, packing olives coming from California, Italy, and Morocco. The olives arrived at the plant, at its peak the largest olive packing plant in the world, in hogsheads (a big barrel, not a pig head) containing 160 to 180 gallons, as well as smaller 50 gallon casks. The brine in which the olives were delivered allegedly had a percentage of salt double that of the ocean. "

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