10/08/12 - Well Spent: Off Roader Jacket Feature
06/15/12 - Inside The Domino Sugar Factory
We've always been fascinated by the long since abandoned Domino Sugar refinery in Williamsburg and have always wanted to know what it would be like to go inside. Luckily for us AbandonedNYC recently posted these pictures showing just that. Although we still have a strong desire to make a personal exploration inside the factory these photos will keep us satisfied until we do.
The Domino Sugar refinery was built in 1884 and is a symbol of Brooklyn's rapidly disappearing industrial past. At its peak, the site employed over 5,000 workers, capable of producing three million pounds of processed sugar a day. Production at the Williamsburg plant ended in the early 2000s and the plant was ultimately sold to Community Preservation Corporation and developer Isaac Katan. Currently there are plans to preserve and renovate the central refinery building and construct a grouping of horrendous modern residential high-rises in the footprint of the surrounding industrial complex.
The AbandonedNYC article about the Domino Sugar Refinery can be seen in its entirety here.
06/04/12 - New York, 100 Years Ago
New York's Department of Records released a database containing almost a million images of New York dating back to the mid-1800's. The photographs feature the rich history of New York and the grittiness of past life throughout the city. These are a selected few, more can be seen here.
05/30/12 - The Jokers
We came across these photos via Flavorwire recently and were really digging the vibe of them. They feature a teen "gang" from the '50's who called themselves The Jokers. The photos were taken by Bruce Davidson and capture the innocence of a great period of Brooklyn, New York history. See the rest of the images here.
05/24/12 - Well Spent Feature