At South and Fulton is the “old hotel” that the New Yorker’s Joseph Mitchell wrote about in the 1950s.
Sloppy Louie’s, which closed in 1998 when owner Joe Morino retired, occupied the ground floor of this building on the NE corner of South and Fulton. Like the majority of the older buildings in the market district, it is made of hand-molded Hudson River brick. It has an ornamental tin cornice and a late-covered mansard roof. As Mitchell wrote, it is one of the handsome, symmetrical old East River waterfront buildings that have been allowed to dilapidate, but it has made a comeback in recent years.
Jeez there's a ton of dead crap in my front yard. Luckily it seems to be mostly plant based.
Thanks for the concern Fred. 20 years without driving is enviable. Unfortunately with my job and location that's not an option. I do try not to drive on weekends or to locations within 6-8 Miles or so if possible.