"[His] mind went back to the first few years after the war and to a crumbling block of Bethune Street, in that part of New York where the gentle western edge of the Village flakes off into a silent waterfront warehouses, where the salt breeze of evening and the deep river horns of night enrich the air with a promise voyages."
~Richard Yates, Revolutionary Road
(photo via curbed)

"[His] mind went back to the first few years after the war and to a crumbling block of Bethune Street, in that part of New York where the gentle western edge of the Village flakes off into a silent waterfront warehouses, where the salt breeze of evening and the deep river horns of night enrich the air with a promise voyages."

~Richard Yates, Revolutionary Road

(photo via curbed)

timschreier:

“Teases”

timschreier:

“Teases”

Shopping for LPs in the many villages of downtown New York City 
[back in 1997 when records still mattered, before gentrification]
All Sales Are Vinyl (the Atlantic)
Related: Record Stores Fight to Be Long-Playing (NYT)

Shopping for LPs in the many villages of downtown New York City

[back in 1997 when records still mattered, before gentrification]

All Sales Are Vinyl (the Atlantic)

Related: Record Stores Fight to Be Long-Playing (NYT)

at Myers of Keswick  (634 Hudson St., bet. Horation and Jane Sts.)
Baked beans, bangers and fried eggs: They are just some of the elements  of a traditional English breakfast. And that’s exactly the kind of  traditional fare many New Yorkers have been stocking up on for their  royal wedding watch parties.
New Yorkers Stock Up for Royal Wedding Viewing Parties (WNYC)
(photo via)

at Myers of Keswick  (634 Hudson St., bet. Horation and Jane Sts.)

Baked beans, bangers and fried eggs: They are just some of the elements of a traditional English breakfast. And that’s exactly the kind of traditional fare many New Yorkers have been stocking up on for their royal wedding watch parties.

New Yorkers Stock Up for Royal Wedding Viewing Parties (WNYC)

(photo via)

at tartine
#8 on fork in the road's top 10 byob restaurants (village voice)
(pic via mmstratton)

at tartine

#8 on fork in the road's top 10 byob restaurants (village voice)

(pic via mmstratton)

the audience, where they yell back lines at the screen during the extended  pauses between  dialogue, dress up in costume and act out the film, and  throw props  various times during the film, at a midnight showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the 8th  Street Playhouse in the west village, circa 90’s.

the audience, where they yell back lines at the screen during the extended pauses between dialogue, dress up in costume and act out the film, and throw props various times during the film, at a midnight showing of The Rocky Horror Picture Show at the 8th Street Playhouse in the west village, circa 90’s.

"The tourist avalanche of the next summer was undreamed of, and on the streets or in the joints, you hardly saw a soul you didn’t know. The afternoons were best. Sitting at a window table at the Figaro, playing chess, gossiping with friends, or just watching the snow, one felt an almost rural sense of peace."
~ Dave Van Ronk, The Mayor of Macdougal Street

"The tourist avalanche of the next summer was undreamed of, and on the streets or in the joints, you hardly saw a soul you didn’t know. The afternoons were best. Sitting at a window table at the Figaro, playing chess, gossiping with friends, or just watching the snow, one felt an almost rural sense of peace."

~ Dave Van Ronk, The Mayor of Macdougal Street


biography bookshop, 2009 — bleecker and 11th street, west village
(pic via doug manchee)

[and that woman is taking a pic of magnolia bakery (obviously — judging by the shirt she’s wearing)]

biography bookshop, 2009 — bleecker and 11th street, west village

(pic via doug manchee)

[and that woman is taking a pic of magnolia bakery (obviously — judging by the shirt she’s wearing)]