Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Lord & Taylor on the Lower East Side

Did you know that Lord & Taylor got its start on the LES? The flagship store was at 63 Catharine Street (pictured left), its next on the corner of Grand and Chrystie Streets (pictured, right).

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Brooks Brothers First Store on the Lower East Side

Did you know that Brooks Brothers, America's oldest mens retail store, got its start on the Lower East Side? These images are from its original store on the corner of Catharine and Cherry Street -- which opened in 1818! It moved from this location to Broadway and Grand Street in the late 1850s.

Monday, November 28, 2011

19-23 St. Marks Place, Then & Now

19-23 St. Marks Place then & now: Rare photo of Arion Society/Arlington Hall, 1890s (left) and St. Marks Market, c.2010 (right)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

341 Bowery , Then & Now

341 Bowery (corner of E. 3rd St) then & now... Dry Dock Savings Bank c. 1890 (left) and Bowery Hotel c. 2010 (right)