Sunday, 28 October 2012

Statues at Times Square's "Show Folks Shoe Shop" to Be Restored!


Last week, I posted an item about how the four statues that adorned Times Square's century-old I. Miller shoe store building had disappeared. The address is to be occupied by the Express clothing chain in the future, and there was some question as to whether the corporation would restore the two-story stone building's unique facade to its former glory—including the figures depicting Ethel Barrymore, Mary Pickford, Marilyn Miller and Rosa Ponselle in their most famous roles.

A women in the preservation community contacted me and said she would look into the matter. She wrote back with this good news:
I did find out that the building is being restored - by a VERY good firm. And that the sculptures have been taken down to be cleaned, repaired and re-installed - once restoration is completed. So...and I can't believe I am going to say this...but it appears that EXPRESS is doing the right thing. And doing the great building the honor it deserves.
Following Sandy, and the closure of Stage Deli, and the imminent closing of the Lenox Lounge, this is the best news I've heard in weeks.

Friday, 26 October 2012

TrekDesk Treadmill Desk

TrekDesk Treadmill Desk


TrekDesk Treadmill Desk
Too busy to work out on a daily basis? Turn to the TrekDesk treadmill desk, which encourages you to walk slowly on a treadmill while you talk to clients, type up proposals, or catch up on your email. Designed to attach to most existing treadmills, the TrekDesk was originally built for offices, with a variety of features meant to keep employees productive and fit throughout the day. The desktop offers a generous workspace that measures 72 inches long by 34 inches wide, and includes such desktop a Read More >>


List Price: $ 589.00






And below is why i think all of you should buy this item :
  • Integrated treadmill desk designed to let you walk on treadmill while working
  • Attaches to almost any treadmill; workspace measures 72 by 34 inches
  • Includes manuscript holder, three-level file folder; and top telephone/headset stand
  • Two cup/utility holders; adjusts to users between 5 feet, 4 inches and 6 feet, 4 inches tall
  • Supports up to 55 pounds of equipment; weighs 57 pounds; two-year warranty



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Tuesday, 23 October 2012

The Show Folk on the Show Folks' Shoe Shop Disappear


A few months ago, the news unrolled that the retailer Express was going to take over the old I. Miller show store in Times Square. A few folks expressed the hope that this might mean the unusual building might finally be refurbished. The previous tenant, TGI Friday's, had never given a damn about the century-old, landmarked structure, with its quartet of statues of famous performers—Ethel Barrymore, Mary Pickford, Marilyn Miller and Rosa Ponselle—from the 1920s.




Well, it seems that that may be the case. The "Show Folks Shoe Shop" is now surrounded by scaffolding. But, more importantly, the statues have disappeared. Since the facade is landmarked, one can only imagine that they are being restored as we speak. Also, the building changes landlords in 2011, so it might be the new landlord's doing.


The public can also now get the best gander they've had of the south facade in decades, with now TGIF awning to block part of it.

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Exercises to improve your balance

Photo by gracewanderer

If your looking to improve your balance but don't know were to start. Then let me first introduce you to the three main lifts. The main lifts will make your core and stabilizers strong therefore, increasing your balance. The lifts will also help you build a more well-rounded body. Once you have reached a weight that your satisfied with, then your ready to move on to the

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Discount for Valeo Sauna Suit Xxl

Valeo Sauna Suit Xxl


Valeo Sauna Suit Xxl
2 Piece heavy-duty vinyl sauna suit retains body heat. Top features chest pocket and reflective striped sleeves for improved visibility. Pant features elastic waist and cuffs. Generously sized for easy movement. Wipes clean with damp cloth. Read More >>


List Price: $ 14.99






And below is why i think all of you should buy this item :
  • 2 Piece heavy-duty vinyl sauna suit retains body heat
  • Top features chest pocket and reflective striped sleeves for improved visibility
  • Pant features elastic waist and cuffs
  • Generously sized for easy movement
  • Wipes clean with damp cloth



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Friday, 12 October 2012

Merry Christmas From Red Hook


A couple weeks ago, when I did a post-Sandy tour of Red Hook, I expressed dismay when I saw a familiar old storefront on Van Brunt covered in plywood. The ancient, long-defunct shop had always served as a living museum, its window displays full of antiques. And during the holidays, it was always decked out in its evergreen fineness. I despaired the the store would fulfill its yuletide goal this year. So I was happy to see this sight the other day. Way to bounce back, Red Hook.

Monday, 8 October 2012

Weighted Sports Hula Hoop for Weight Loss - Acu Hoop 5L - 5 lb. large

Weighted Sports Hula Hoop for Weight Loss - Acu Hoop 5L - 5 lb. large


Weighted Sports Hula Hoop for Weight Loss - Acu Hoop 5L - 5 lb. large
Sports hoops are weighted and different to traditional small hula hoop. Sports Hoops are big and heavy, designed to enhance adult and teenage fitness workouts. This item features: * Item for adult user weighing 120 lbs to 300 lbs. * Product dimension: Diameter 41.5" / pipe 1.3"- 1.8 " wave * Big size and heavy weight. Strong impact to your body. * Unique wavy ridges design inside the hoop. * Slim your waist week by week until fit. * For fitness workout, massage and have fun. We are Sports Hoop w Read More >>


List Price: $ 56.00






And below is why i think all of you should buy this item :
  • Acu Hoop 5 lb.- for adult users weighing 120-300 lbs.
  • Very easy to play. Just follow the instructions and you can learn how to play in 10 minutes. Attach or detach all 8 sections with easy button design.
  • Trim your waist up to 2 inches and lose weight up to 4 lbs. monthly until fit.
  • Thousands of health clubs are using Sports Hoops as the major waist trimming tools. Soft color sponge covering, smooth and comfort. Patented wavy ridges, easier to play.
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Friday, 5 October 2012

The Ghosts of Columbia Street: More Irving Street Images


Earlier this fall, I started posted selected images from a cache of old photos of Columbia Street that were uncovered by Freebird Books, a local used book store. The photos dated from the 1960s and 1970s. Some of the more interesting shots depicted Irving Street, an old, two-block waterfront street that has since been demapped.

The proprietor of Freebird recently scanned and uploaded a new set of the photo collection. (There are many more to come. Freebird owns all the photos I post here.) Among there are a variety of shots of Irving Street. Two of them are seen here. The one above, from the 1970s, gives you a pretty good idea of what the expanse and character of Irving was, despite the damage to the photo. Pretty breathtaking how the road stretched right down to the river.

As the owner of Freebird says in his caption: "By the late '60s it was essentially a quiet cul de sac for the Puerto Rican community, a backdrop for events and sports activities. The reclamation of a large empty lot on the street's northern side is chronicled in these photos, as well as other attempts (like mural paintings) to beautify other abandoned buildings."

The photo seen below is from 1964 and depicts a parade of sorts.




Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Christmas in Kensington


This rather elaborate display of lit up angels and trees lines the borders of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church in Kensington. It's quite a sight at night.