Category Archives: ARCHITECTURE

Who Knew? Greenpoint’s McGolrick Park

The impressive 9-acre¬†Monsignor McGolrick Park, an urban oasis tucked between Williamsburg and Long Island City, is surrounded on all four sides by vintage row houses from fine to funky. The park has been there since the 1893, a welcome leftover … Continue reading

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Hudson on a Tuesday Afternoon

THE UPSTATE NEW YORK TOWN of Hudson is an extraordinary repository of 19th century residential and commercial architecture. Its main drag, Warren Street, is a mile-long stretch of clapboard and brick buildings — mostly row houses, many with storefronts, but … Continue reading

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Combing for Historic Remnants Among Brooklyn’s New Towers

ONE NIGHT LAST SUMMER, coming off the Long Island Expressway at Flatbush Avenue and Tillary Street, I had a few moments of total disorientation. It was dark, and I was in a canyon of hi-rises. Where was I? Only in … Continue reading

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Schenectady’s Stockade District

I’VE BEEN TO TROY, N.Y. (and blogged about it here), and to Albany (likewise) and was impressed with both, but never to Schenectady, the third sister city in New York State’s Capital District. But I’m not averse to covering a … Continue reading

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Brooklyn the Beautiful: Clinton Avenue

MY 2008 Honda Fit has nearly 100,000 miles on it and keeps on chugging. Its the best city car I’ve ever had. (You should see me wedge its 108″ into a 109″ parking space.) Occasionally it needs maintenance, however, and … Continue reading

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Oh Savannah

AFTER CHARLESTON, Savannah, Georgia, two hours to the south, seems busy, noisy and touristy. Parking and restaurant reservations are hard to come by, probably because we’re here on a weekend. But Savannah’s historic district, which forms the heart of the … Continue reading

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Three Days in Charleston

FOR A CITY that has endured wars, hurricanes, fires and earthquakes, the historic architecture of¬†Charleston, South Carolina is amazingly well-preserved (or well-restored). An old-house enthusiast like myself has plenty to see: eight major house museums, beautiful churches and public buildings, … Continue reading

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