Friday, July 31, 2009

☞ BESPOKE: Sidewalk Sheds

Garbage is a reality of all city dwellers, and disposing of it is often an unsightly business. Many buildings just pile it up on the sidewalk, while smaller brownstones have made plywood sheds to conceal it. We snapped this shot of a very bespoke garbage shed on the landmarked Astor Row this past spring. With its trellis front, turned-wood spindle top vent, porcelain knobs and circular moulding, this wooden shack is undoubtedly the best looking in the entire city. There is another one on the block with one door missing, and hopefully a carpenter will be on call to get it back together. Read more on Astor Row in the past post: LINK. Take the 2,3 express train to 125th street and walk on Lenox to 130th street.

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