Downtown

Oasis Releases NYC-centric Documentary

Last modified July 14, 2009 at 1:45 am

Check out this Myspace-exclusive companion documentary to the Oasis record Dig Out Your Soul. As posted on the band’s official website: “Liam, Gem and Andy traveled to the City of New York where they taught street musicians to play a number of the new songs. The selected street musicians came from all parts of the […]

Filed Under

More Sewer Steam

Posted November 26, 2008 at 10:25 am

My fascination with street steam continues. These shots were taken from the Allen Street Mall on Grand. Related Reading:Generating Steam Heat [BoweryBoogie]

Generating Steam Heat

Posted November 24, 2008 at 10:18 am

Steam rising from makeshift chimneys and sewer grates seem to channel the urban grittiness of yesteryear. This chimney adjacent to the Allen Street Mall at Houston.

Rooftop Water Towers

Posted September 23, 2008 at 9:17 am

[Allen & Canal] [East Broadway] Rooftop water towers are a strikingly familiar symbol of city living. Their charming industrial aesthetic bleeds vintage, and continues to inject neighborhood skylines with personality. Each tank is unique, and a constant reminder of a bygone era. As downtown tenements are increasingly torn asunder for glass sterility, this beloved iconography […]

Downtown Doom & Gloom

Last modified July 12, 2009 at 11:54 pm

[E. Houston @ Orchard] [1st Street] [Delancey @ Orchard] [Bleecker Street]

Political Bushit

Posted August 6, 2008 at 10:17 am

[Houston near Allen] Political sentiments, downtown style.

Downtown Etymology

Posted July 19, 2008 at 6:07 pm

[Orchard Street, looking south] Anyone who frequents my neck of the woods realizes that it’s more difficult to navigate the streets. Thanks to street names rather than grid numbers, walking is all the more confusing. Oftentimes I wonder about the etymology of certain downtown street names. Here are a few: Houston Street – Named for […]