Jesse Eidsness—who is opening Little One in the old Columbine space and W. Broadway and White—posted this image on Facebook, and BAM! [That's the sound of a thought slamming its way into my brain.] Let’s make a scrapbook of photos of old Tribeca! All of you who are so proud to have lived here since the Dark Ages—please send me your photos of old Tribeca. By “old,” I mean from the 1990s and before, and they can be of interiors and or people.
Why: If you value Tribeca’s history, then sharing it is the best way to assure that it doesn’t get totally erased.
Email them to me at email@example.com. If you have prints and you don’t know how to scan them, I’ll do it for you (and you’ll end up with nice electronic copies as well as your prints back). In fact, I may even have it professionally done. And if you know when they were taken, please say so; best guesses are welcome.
Let’s do this!
P.S. The building with the Statue of Liberty crown appears to be El Teddy’s predecessor, El Internacional, although I stand ready to be corrected.