Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Katz' Deli ... That's All!

The famous Katz's Deli on Houston St., known for their hot dogs, pastrami, and corned beef. This was drawn on a Saturday; the people you see by the door are at the head of a line that stretched down the block.

A tour guide came by and told this story to his group. The owner had contacted a signmaker to make some signage for the deli. He ordered one that said "Katz's Delicatessen" and one that said "Katz's." The signmaker said, "So, two signs that say 'Katz's Delicatessen.'" Katz replied, "No, one that says 'Katz's Delicatessen,' and one that says 'Katz's.' That's all."  And that's what he got.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Ocean Parkway Arch

Entrance to an apartment building on Ocean Parkway in Windsor Terrace, Brooklyn.

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Monday, June 13, 2016

Allen Street

These buildings are actually facing Orchard St. The view is from Allen St., just below East Houston St.

Monday, June 6, 2016

L.E.S. Lion

There's a building on Avenue A that has a line of eight of these strange lion heads above the ground floor. I can't find out any information about this building except that it was built in 1920. I think decorations like this were just something architects did at the time.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Fraunces Tavern

Fraunces Tavern, located in lower Manhattan at the corner of Pearl and Broad Streets. It claims to be the oldest extant building in Manhattan, dating back to 1719, although it has been rebuilt and renovated many times, so much so that it no longer bears its original appearance.

The tavern was a meeting place of the American revolutionary group the Sons of Liberty, and post-Revolution, was the site of Washington's farewell speech to his officers, and the first seat of the first American federal government.

It is also a stop on the American Whiskey Trail, which sounds like my kind of trail.