Monthly Archives: January 2012

odds & ends; The Garibaldi-Meucci Museum

Antonio Meucci, rarely mentioned in history books, is considered to be the true inventor of the telephone.  Meucci filed for a preliminary patent application for his ”teletrofono” in 1871 but was hampered by a lack of funds and command of the  … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Gothic; Wallabout

The neighborhood of Wallabout was recently designated as a landmark district largely because it contains  one of the greatest concentration of remaining pre-Civil War wood-frame houses in NYC. Amongst the well maintained houses on Vanderbilt Avenue, just south of the … Continue reading

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odds & ends; Elevated Acre

various spots photographed over the past months…… “Rogers Marvel Architects won an international open competition to transform this one-acre elevated plaza in New York’s financial district. The project turns a barren, windswept hard deck into a vibrant, multi-programmed, accessible public … Continue reading

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