Wednesday, February 24, 2016

At the Steinway Mansion, late evening February 24, 2016. (With apologies to the English novelist Edward Bulwer-Lytton. Dear Reader: can you spot the one word, a place name, that has been substituted for Bulwer-Lytton's "London"?)

"It was a dark and stormy night; the rain fell in torrents - except at occasional intervals, when it was checked by a violent gust of wind which swept up the streets (for it is in Astoria that our scene lies), rattling along the housetops, and fiercely agitating the scanty flame of the lamps that struggled against the darkness."

Hey, the wind blew the gates on the fence open:

Monday, February 22, 2016

Steinway Mansion Historical Heritage Site Warehouses Begin To Be Marketed: February 22, 2016

Copyright or Trademark Infringement?  Will Steinway & Sons have a say on this?

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The eleven warehouses begin to be marketed.  Selling price for these?  Over $22 Million in total.

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The architectural rendering does not comport to the actual view.  the Steinway Mansion will not be thus visible from street level.  The warehouse roofs will block the view.   False advertising?

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Along with the illusion that the Steinway Mansion will be visible from street level, the neighboring buildings have not been drawn.

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A picture - here a photograph - is worth indeed a thousand words.

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The March of the Warehouses. Steinway Mansion Update: February 21, 2016

Warehouse construction continues at the Steinway Mansion Historical Heritage Site:

The 42nd Street segment.

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Forlorn and forgotten.

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The 41st Street side awaits its similar fate:

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Then and now:  126 years ago and today:

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Sunday, February 7, 2016

Happy Year of the Monkey . . A Clash of Civilization?

Get the smelling salts! 

Seen in Flushing at last year's Asian Lunar Parade:

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