Wednesday, February 4, 2009
I noticed this creative scaffolding in front of the former and dearly departed Gordon's Novelty Shop between 21st and 22nd Streets on Broadway this afternoon. Considering that the gory remains of Gordon's and a largely dilapidated series of buildings sat blighting Broadway for the past couple of years, this scaffolding is a major improvement. In this environment, leasing a store can take forever, so perhaps instead of vacant stores all over they should put up this type of scaffolding so we can at least pretend that we are not in deep recession.
Gordon Novelty Shop, Vanished (Jeremiah's Vanishing New York, 9/2007)