Greenpoint, October, 2015

Friday, May 26, 2017

Tiresome Art

If you've ever wanted to prowl around the upper floor of a century-old Manhattan garage, now's your chance. The Irish Arts Center is staging Enda Walsh's theatre installation, Rooms, in the second-floor storage space of Cybert Tire on Eleventh Avenue.
Eventually, the IAC will have the whole building as its new home, while Cybert's moves to a new home around the corner on 52nd St. For now, enjoy the well-trod wooden steps, the (empty) gumdrop dispensers, double-stacked radiators, the corner sink, and, yes, the smells of a century of rubber. The art is pretty good, too, if a tad depressing. But that's Ireland, right?

Monday, May 22, 2017

Sunrise at Snug Harbor

The handsome Sunrise Automotive Center on Lafayette Ave., just off Richmond Terrace.
A plasticky CITGO station peeks out from around the corner.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Get Happy

Another post from the grassy shores of the SIE. Somewhere there's a sad child or a denuded open house sign.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Future Tire

The future takes a break on Narrows Road North, just off the SIE.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Gowanus Blue

Heading the other way, across the Gowanus viaduct, I heard reports of delays at the new Kosciuszko Bridge span, as drivers adjust to new traffic patterns. Well, things should clear up by 2020 when the second span is open.