Posts Tagged ‘Astor Place’

The coolest old-school clock on Lafayette Street

August 27, 2012

These days, 436 Lafayette Street, a gorgeous 1870 cast-iron and brick building by Astor Place, is the home of 20th century furniture dealer Alan Moss Studios.

But thankfully the current tenant didn’t toss out this vintage brass timepiece, a remnant from a previous tenant, Mann Refrigeration, which occupied the address at least in the 1960s.

New York has lots of lovely street clocks—like these beauties along Fifth Avenue.

One busy little beaver

August 8, 2008

This little guy gnaws away at the Astor Place 6 station, a reminder of how John Jacob Astor made his fortune: beaver pelts.

There’s another beaver in New York City: Jose, the slick furry dude spotted swimming in the Bronx River last year. Take a look at a photo and fairly recent update of Jose’s whereabouts.