Monthly Archives: August 2013

50 East Palisade Avenue, Englewood, NJ

50 East Palisade Avenue in Englewood, New Jersey was built in 1970 but evokes a time when reserved, stately buildings lined small downtowns like this one. The stone base and cornice reference earlier classical banks and commercial buildings, while the … Continue reading

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9 Park Avenue, Murray Hill, NYC

This parking garage was designed in 1964 by Max Siegel Associates, a firm that records show was prolific in parking garages. Although not in great repair, the patterned facade enlivens what would ordinarily be plain concrete. Siegel also designed this … Continue reading

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Young Israel of Moshulu Parkway, Bronx, NYC

The Young Israel temple sits tucked away off Moshulu Parkway at the corner of East 208th Street and Steuben Avenue. According to several articles, the congregation is now quite small (less than a dozen at any one time) and there … Continue reading

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Mundane Mondays: Holy Cross R. C. Church, Bronx, NYC

  Holy Cross Roman Catholic Church is actually part of a larger complex including a school, gymnasium and convent dating from 1955. The current church’s cornerstone was laid in 1966 and the building was opened in 1968. A school annex … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Good Counsel, Staten Island, NYC

Our Lady of Good Counsel is a Catholic church located on a sloping hillside in the Tompkinsville neighborhood on Staten Island. The original 1899 church, up the hill on St. Austin’s Place, is now part of the church school. The modern complex … Continue reading

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Levittown Post Office, Levittown, NY

The Levittown Post Office anchors a shopping center on Gardiners Avenue. It was built in 1960 as part of a later commercial development. Like the Levittown Library, there was an earlier post office at a different location, opened in 1951 … Continue reading

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Levittown Public Library, Levittown, NY

The Levittown Public Library on Long Island dates later than its namesake town, which was built between 1947-51 and is considered one of the first and the quintessential postwar, planned, suburban community. Now almost all of the houses here, originally … Continue reading

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