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  • Andrew Porter

    That’s not the same building. 71 Pineapple is still there. Here’s the photo from 1940. The metal anchors that held the sign are still visible on the front, today:
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f1847297223696e38abeb53a20c828f8884c5289903fe454f0e6153a44801a62.png

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  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7nPOzGeyaw Arch Stanton

    That cannot be correct, if that building is indeed 45 Henry. The restaurant was 53 and on the SE corner of Cranberry. So 45 must have been between Cranberry and Middagh, North of the the restaurant. The lot in the picture would be the NE corner of Henry and Cranberry, across rom the restaurant, giving the false parking lot effect that Bornhere saw.
    It appears the restaurant was built sometimes in the mid 40’s and could possibly have been built by the same contractor as the Ace building, as they do look similar.

  • Andrew Porter

    The cover of this book will look familiar to BHB readers. “The Gay Metropolis: The Landmark History of Gay Life in America by Charles Kaiser (originally published as The Gay Metropolis: 1940-1996 in 1997) has been updated, [and] was republished by Grove Press on June 4 ($18, 9780802147202)”:
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/6aa7a6fcc018d809a06a4cb0a4b676330c63d3786e526f21b5a4c1329bbcfa7c.jpg

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7nPOzGeyaw Arch Stanton

    It also seems there is a Club 71 restaurant on Broadway, above Lincoln Center. They serve Pizza and other cuisines, There is not much of a website but they do say “our current location is 2061 Broadway”… Could it be the great grandchild of the one in the Heights?

  • Jorale-man

    Wow. That ship about where the Pier 4 beach is today.

  • Andrew Porter

    Write-up, with photos, of Alice’s Teacup:

    http://tinyurl.com/y2lbud66

  • Remsen Street Dweller

    I’m wondering if anyone had their building inspected by National Grid’s Precision Pipeline Solutions yet? If so, how did it go?

  • Still Here

    And does not resolve bridge access to the BQE

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x7nPOzGeyaw Arch Stanton

    I think it could still be done. DOT was probably, bluffing (to sweeten the deal) that the access ramps were dependent on their innovative plan.

  • Eddyde

    It appears to be docked alongside pier 4, wouldn’t that be just to the right of the beach?

  • JeffB

    Here’s another image of the empty lot at the NE corner of Henry and Cranberry from about 1958. This is from David Attie’s collection taken from right about where the current door to Bevacco’s is. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b4f1220b4eeb4fe62cfcef1829713d54e5390cfc1641c534467b3a4988d96017.jpg