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Monday, July 25, 2005

Before: Dey and Broadway

I always get it in my head that I'm going to show before and after pictures and maybe that'll happen, but in the course of doing so I have a lot of before pictures just sitting around. I'll start putting them up I think, then I can just come back to them rather than keeping this archive.

In this case, you may have seen the NY1 report on the businesses getting the boot to make room for the new transportation hub on Fulton St.

The two businesses I feel worst about for this news is Cookie Island and the New York Stocking Exchange. The Exchange is just a really great store front. I always want to take a picture of it but... well, it's a little awkward taking a photo of a lingerie store. But since it's only got 90 days left, I may just go ahead and do it.

I only ate from Cookie Island a few times. I'm not a big fancy cookie eater, but I did like the idea of a small local place with such a specialized and singular product. He came in after 9/11 but managed to outlast the Mrs. Field's Cookies across the street (now a Cingular store) so it's really too bad that his business has to meet such an unnatural demise.

The World of Golf has been there since before 9/11. I remember coming home from work at the Fulton Street station and looking down the street with World of Golf in the foreground and wreckage of the trade center in the background.

1 comment:

Robyn said...

Oh no, I lived close to Cookie Island but I never went there! AHH I HAVE TO GO NOW, FOR THE COOKIES!


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