Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Montero's Bar & Grill in Brooklyn Heights was founded in 1939.

Montero's is the last longshoreman' s bar left in the area and is full of maritime memorabilia ⚓️including model ships 🚢 and even life preservers. It was opened by Joseph and Pilar Montero and is currently run by their son Pepe who although has no immediate plans to sell the bar and the entire building it is located in, there is talk of him joining six neighbors to offer all of their property together for $56 million dollars. We love this bar's decor 🚤 and its #vintage #neonsign and hope that it stays around for many more years. Photo from 2010 appears in our book "New York Nights".

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Hudson. Over in Miami Wynwood Art District...

Minetta Tavern on a rainy 💦 night in Greenwich Village, New York City.

This #historic restaurant in Greenwich Village opened in 1937. It was named after the Minetta Brook, a small stream that ran southwest from 23rd Street to the Hudson River. Minetta Tavern became a famous dining spot for beatniks, celebrities and literary luminaries including Ernest Hemingway, Ezra Pound, Eugene O'Neill, E. E. Cummings, Dylan Thomas and Joe Gould. We love how the light from the #neon sign and the light shining on the wet pavement from all of the other MacDougal Street businesses add to the glow of the scene. Full photo appears in our book "NEW YORK NIGHTS".

Saturday, January 14, 2017

1951 Dodge Coronet Gyromatic Sedan

Push the steering column mounted stick in and up with foot on the clutch for 1st and 2nd. Pull down for 3rd and 4th...

Friday, January 13, 2017

Turf Motel, Miami

Turf Motel in Miami has unique #lettering on their oversize #sign. We especially love the horseshoe-shaped "U" and the jaunty cut log-inspired "T". We love when we across atypical #signage in our travels.