Life with some first year Rockettes in 1964.
Come visit Big City Vintage at the Greenpointer’s Holiday Market this Sunday. There’s booze! Sponsors include Brooklyn Brewery, Sailor Jerry’s Rum, Seamless, & Uber Car Service. Free Admission.
I’ll have my entire shop’s inventory plus a ton of new stuff that’s not even in the shop yet. Also, you can get a free cab ride to Greenpoint (that damn G train) thanks to Uber, by using this $20-off code “Greenpointers20”
I would love to meet some of you at this awesome Brooklyn-centric event. Send me an ask if you want to say ‘Hi’ at the market!
Crates outside a brewery wait to be served and a crowd gathers in Time’s Sq. the day Prohibition was officially ended.
Benny Goodman plays for a crowd in the Prospect Park Bandshell in 1942.
Coast Guard pharmacists march on 64th Street, circa 1943.
New York: The Andrew Freedman Home, Bronx. 1924.
During the Panic of 1907, Andrew Freedman, a self-made millionaire, came to the realization that he almost lost his entire fortune. He feared what would have happened to him in his later life without his wealth. As a result, he developed the idea of a charitable trust to build a home for older individuals who had lost their fortunes, where they could live in their retirements.
In his will, Freedman bequeathed money to build the Andrew Freedman Home at 1125 Grand Concourse in The Bronx. The home was intended to serve as a retirement home for “aged and indigent persons of both sexes”, who had formerly been of “good circumstances” financially. Each resident lived at the Andrew Freedman Home rent free, and received free servants.
The Home could accommodate 130 residents at a time. Although the first guests to move into the Home did not have the intended cultural background, many wealthy individuals who lost their fortunes in the Wall Street Crash of 1929 moved into the Home in the 1930s. After World War II, various Jews of European descent moved into the home.
At dinner, formal dress was a requirement. People were forbidden to sleep on couches or put their feet on the furniture in the public areas.
Just as with its beneficiaries, the trust’s money ran low by the 1960s. By 1965, residents were required to pay rent. People began to move out of the Home as the area around Grand Concourse declined.
As of 2012, the Andrew Freedman Home serves as a daycare center and event space.
Elvis photographed by Alfred Wertheimer at the Warwick Hotel in NY, March 17, 1956.
New York 1958
Photo: Yale Joel
Love it! Notice the hilarious Kleenex Tissues ad in the back? Kleenex, you can blow your head off!