Friday, September 16, 2011


I was downtown yesterday searching for a small antique store that had what I hoped to be the perfect cocktail table for my client. (It didn't) I got lost as I often do downtown where the streets don't follow the wonderful grid pattern found in other areas of the city, and yes, I have a horrible sense of direction to boot. On my second go around Prince Street, began to look at the building numbers and was amazed at the gorgeous Beaux-Arts architecture that stood before me.  
The old Singer building is such little jewel. Built in 1904 by noted architect Ernest Flagg, the elegant facade is a mix of steel, glass and red terracotta. Lacy balconies with delicate wrought iron railings give the building a sophisticated and delicate appearance. Little Singer is an elegant lady amongst the mass of glass and steel skyscrapers-pay her a visit the next time your downtown.
Hope your weekend is looking up too!


The Buzz Blog said...

I love this part of Soho - we used to shoot our catalog on Greene Street and we would take a long lunch walking the streets (and shopping!) So happy you like our candle... a winter one is coming out next year!

The enchanted home said...

Wow what a beautiful landmark! The lacy baloconies are increidble and they certainly do not build them like they used to!

Jennifer Dengel said...

A very good reminder to just take a moment and stand back to appreciate these buildings. If I could just make another suggestion--when in NYC, try to take a tour on one of the double decker buses. Take your pick of the uptown or downtown loop--it's a great way to get up close and personal with some amazing buildings and to see them from a different perspective!

beachside cottage Linda said...

Love anything historical - especially architecture - it's so rich and we learn so much about a culture!
Thanks for sharing - enjoy the upcoming foliage!

beachside cottage
South Florida

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

A great post! Downtown NYC has so much charm to offer if we just look around.