Greenpoint, October, 2015

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Downward Mobilitiy

There aren't too many busier spots on S.I. than North Gannon St. and Richmond Road, just off the expressway. I wonder why this Mobil station had to close.
A gasjockey's stool keeps a lonely vigil.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Wave Street

The Sanitation Department's garage on Wave St. is an handsome building.
The signage around the door is a bit improvised, though, given that it's the department's sign shop.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Joe Friday?

(Photo: F.A. Someki)
Caught up with this vintage early 80s Camaro on the SI Expressway. The sponsor is Routine Patrol Coffee. The boys in the Research Bureau were tracked down the company on Facebook, begun by Marc Cosentino, a police officer and restaurant owner in search of the "perfect cup of coffee."

He seems to have a good sense of humor. Note the doughnut on the dash.... (And no cupholders.)

Monday, April 3, 2017

Castleton is Autotown

A cluster of auto repair shops on Castleton Avenue on the North Shore. Half Price Mufflers is the big dog.
But don't miss My Repair Shop next door, and George's Auto squeezed in on the left.
A good place to buy a used RV, a vintage early 70s Mustang, an LTD, or a Rolls.

Friday, March 31, 2017

No Revival?

Another garage for sale. The CC&R II garage on Richmond Road near Forest Avenue is on the block.
Looks like the original (I suppose) one-bay brick building is in better shape than the addition.

Saturday, March 25, 2017

New Morning Newark

Off Route 21. Can't quite make out what animal is stuccoed above the bays. A bulldog? Sheep?

Monday, March 20, 2017

Early Sunday Afternoon

This row of housetops glimpsed in passing from the BQE has always reminded me of Edward Hopper's Early Sunday Morning (1930).