Schermerhorn Row

Schermerhorn Row/Michele Bedigian

More than 200 years ago, merchant Peter Schermerhorn commissioned a series of 14 brick warehouses to be built along Fulton Street near the East River to serve Manhattan’s growing South Street Seaport, an area so busy that it has been described as New York City’s “first world trade center.” Within a few decades, the needs of the area changed […]

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9.11 plus 15

This Sunday will be the 15th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks on the United States. It seems impossible that it was that long ago, and for many, including myself, the emotions of that day are too easily brought forward again. I was talking to my freshman drawing class about 9/11 this week – most […]

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Rebuilding Ground Zero

I spent some time at Ground Zero Friday. It’s an incredibly powerful place, I imagine unlike any other. The site has been transformed into a city of cranes and construction. I can’t help but think that this is exactly how it must have looked in the 1970s during the building of the Twin Towers. While […]

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