April 9, 2014
retronewyork:

1955 Steel Worker on Socony Mobil Building

retronewyork:

1955 Steel Worker on Socony Mobil Building

(Source: fineprintnyc.com, via oldnewyork)

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Filed under: augh new york city 
April 9, 2014
snowce:

Bill Cunningham, Editta Sherman on the Train to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, ca. 1972

snowce:

Bill Cunningham, Editta Sherman on the Train to the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, ca. 1972

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Filed under: new york city 
April 2, 2014
snowce:

Robert Crumb, The New Yorker cover, November 29, 2004

snowce:

Robert Crumb, The New Yorker cover, November 29, 2004

(Source: thebristolboard)

April 2, 2014

(Source: featuringod, via snowce)

March 31, 2014
fdny:

FDNY firefighters at a 3-alarm fire in Queens, 2009.

Love you guys!

fdny:

FDNY firefighters at a 3-alarm fire in Queens, 2009.

Love you guys!

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Filed under: new york city 
March 20, 2014
snowce:

Enrico Natali, Subway, New York, 1960

snowce:

Enrico Natali, Subway, New York, 1960

(Source: greeneyes55)

March 13, 2014
fdny:

FDNY members faced freezing temperatures and high wind as they worked for a second day at the site of the East Harlem 5-alarm fire and building collapse on March 13. More photos on Twitter, @FDNY.

fdny:

FDNY members faced freezing temperatures and high wind as they worked for a second day at the site of the East Harlem 5-alarm fire and building collapse on March 13. More photos on Twitter, @FDNY.

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Filed under: new york city 
March 12, 2014
snowce:

bobbycaputo:

Gas Infrastructure Is Falling Apart in Cities Around the Country

An explosion in Harlem this morning that led to the collapse of two five-story buildings may have been caused by a gas leak. The New York Times reports that tenants smelled gas last night, but went to sleep when they couldn’t find the source and the smell dissipated. And a Con Edison spokesperson told the Timesthat a resident who lives near the affected buildings called the utility at 9:13 this morning—about 20 minutes before the explosion—to report a strong gas smell.*


This may be a warning for New York City and other urban areas. A report out Tuesday from the Center for an Urban Future reveals that New York City’s infrastructure is extremely old. It may not be surprising, exactly, given that New York is known to have been densely populated for hundreds of years, but seeing it all laid out is still pretty stunning.
The report notes that New York’s 6,300 miles of gas mains are 56 years old and that leaks in the system cause Con Ed to lose more than 2 percent of the gas it sends to customers every year. Additionally, 60 percent of New York gas mains are made of unprotected steel or cast iron, which are no longer used in gas main fabrication because they spring too many leaks.
(Continue Reading)


I’m pretty sure my old oven/apartment is the next to go…

snowce:

bobbycaputo:

Gas Infrastructure Is Falling Apart in Cities Around the Country

An explosion in Harlem this morning that led to the collapse of two five-story buildings may have been caused by a gas leak. The New York Times reports that tenants smelled gas last night, but went to sleep when they couldn’t find the source and the smell dissipated. And a Con Edison spokesperson told the Timesthat a resident who lives near the affected buildings called the utility at 9:13 this morning—about 20 minutes before the explosion—to report a strong gas smell.*

This may be a warning for New York City and other urban areas. A report out Tuesday from the Center for an Urban Future reveals that New York City’s infrastructure is extremely old. It may not be surprising, exactly, given that New York is known to have been densely populated for hundreds of years, but seeing it all laid out is still pretty stunning.

The report notes that New York’s 6,300 miles of gas mains are 56 years old and that leaks in the system cause Con Ed to lose more than 2 percent of the gas it sends to customers every year. Additionally, 60 percent of New York gas mains are made of unprotected steel or cast iron, which are no longer used in gas main fabrication because they spring too many leaks.

(Continue Reading)

I’m pretty sure my old oven/apartment is the next to go…

March 2, 2014
snowce:

Charles Harbutt, Subway at Fort Hamilton Parkway Station, New York, 1963

snowce:

Charles Harbutt, Subway at Fort Hamilton Parkway Station, New York, 1963

(Source: adanvc)

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Filed under: New York City 
March 1, 2014
howtoseewithoutacamera:

by Bruce Davidson
Family on Sidewalk, c.1966. From East 100th Street.

howtoseewithoutacamera:

by Bruce Davidson

Family on Sidewalk, c.1966. From East 100th Street.

(via oldnewyork)

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Filed under: New York City 
February 26, 2014
snowce:

Thomas Hoepker, Bike messenger on the subway train, New York City, 1986

snowce:

Thomas Hoepker, Bike messenger on the subway train, New York City, 1986

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Filed under: new york city 
February 25, 2014

(Source: psychedelicway, via istartedoutonburgundy)

February 23, 2014
snowce:

Larry Froeber, NYC, 1945

snowce:

Larry Froeber, NYC, 1945

(Source: tamburina)

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Filed under: new york city 
February 22, 2014
snow-photo:

East Village, New York City, 2014

snow-photo:

East Village, New York City, 2014

(Source: cam-snow, via snowce)

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Filed under: new york city 
February 19, 2014

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