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Bandit’s Roost, Then and Now

I have a soft spot for Jacob Riis photos: those that seem to startle basement drunks from their sleep and those that seem a little too artfully staged. Of the latter, the one above is my favorite. “Bandit’s Roost, 59 1/2 Mulberry Street” was shot by...

Maria Levitsky: Building Photographs

Via WFMU’s Beware of the Blog: One of my favorite freeform DJs, Maria, has a show of architectural photos opening tonight in Manhattan:Deborah Berke & Partners Architects LLP Maria Levitsky Building Photographs Opening Thursday May 21, 6:30-8:30pm 220 5th...

Calling All Cards

Ephemeral New York posted a few days ago about the lost tradition of New Year’s Day “calling,” which involved the city’s gentlemen making the rounds and the ladies receiving them. The tradition was particularly popular in the late nineteenth...