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Sunday, November 19, 2006
Cool New Blog Alert: City Seen

Brooklyn hasn't gotten its fair share of digital ink here at Starts & Fits. For that, take a look at City Seen. This blog uncovers the stories behind various building projects, and promises to cover local neighborhood development — in other words, exactly the stuff that Starts & Fits loves! In the inaugural posts, the 'Seen covers stalled building projects in Greenpoint, at at 271 and 279 Driggs Avenue and at 55 Eckford Street (in photo above).

What's going on over there?
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I'm a native Upper West Sider who lived in and also owned several of the Dakota House group on West 73rd Street and consequently am a major Hardenbergh.

Your wonderful tribute enlightened me about many buildings I never was aware of . . . but you left out two of his buildings.

The Nevada Hotel - on Broadway & 70th Street - demolished in 1972.
And a very impressive corner building on Great John Street on the Lower East Side (still standing).

Thanks very much for the wonderful site!

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 10/03/2009 1:06 PM  

In the article about Glen Spey there are a number of errors. McKenzie had more than 4 properties built for his children. Not mentioned was Echo Hill, nor Windy Knoll and another to the east of High Rd whose name I have forgotten. When George Ewing sold Bramble Brae (and Ardmore Farm) to my father, he claimed that the architect was Stanford White of Mead, McKim and White. Some photos are mislabelled.

Manley Mandel

By Blogger Audrey, at 12/21/2009 4:13 PM  


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