If you view this corner on Google Map Street View, at least as of today, you will see this building undergoing a substantial renovation such that you cannot see the building at all. So it seems a bit odd that the ground floor sits completely empty, It’s nice that they didn’t update the look at all – I presume they just cleaned up cracks and rust and made it generally less worn down. It might be that this district is protected from more substantial change.
Continuing with my NY in black and white phase here (it’s too amorphous to call a project yet). I’m enjoying revisiitng neighborhoods I have shot before with a plan to convert to black and white. I expected to shoot subjects I previously shot, but I am also noticing new subjects that I think I might have missed if I were thinking in color.