Wisdom and Felicity / The Bailey Fountain. The central bronze sculptures include male and female figures atop the prow of a ship, representing Wisdom and Felicity. Triton, a boy holding a cornucopia. #brooklyn #parkslope #baileyfountain #travel
Named after Brooklyn-based financier and philanthropist Frank Bailey (1865-1953) and his wife Mary Louise Bailey, this elaborate sculptural waterwork is one of several which have occupied a central place in Brooklyn’s Grand Army Plaza.
Between 1865 and 1866, British-born architect Calvert Vaux (1824-1895) designed the oval plaza as a transitional element between the confluence of major streets and Prospect Park. He positioned a fountain at its center, which functioned by the early 1870s. The thrilling spectacle of numerous water jets illuminated at night by gas lamps attracted many viewers.
In 1897, five years after the erection in 1892 of the Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch in the plaza, the original fountain--eroded and often inoperative--was removed, and a new “electric” fountain designed by F.W. Darlington was installed. However, the replacement fountain was dismantled in 1915 to allow for the construction of the subway lines beneath the plaza. #baileyfountain #grandarmyplaza #frankbailey #brooklyn #parkslope
47 Plaza Street West is an apartment building designed by the noted architect Rosario Candela and completed in 1928 in Park Slope, Brooklyn, New York City. The building, located next to Brooklyn's Grand Army Plaza, possesses a distinctive flatiron shape.
In 1927 Mark again commissioned Candela to design the flatiron building at the corner of 47 Plaza Street West. This multiple dwelling replaced a large single-family home then occupied by shipbuilding magnate Edward P. Morse. When the new apartment building was completed in November 1928, Morse and his family rented three of the apartments.
Today, 47 Plaza Street West is included in the Park Slope Historic District, designated in 1973 by the Landmarks Preservation Commission and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 #brooklyn #parkslope #parkslopebrooklyn #historical #travel #blackandwhite #blackandwhitephotography
We installed four Brass Wall Hooks by @eggcollective
at our Park Slope project site. Our client uses them to hang coats and scarves in the winter. When they're not in use, they cast beautiful shadows on a wall; shadows that look like a ballet dancer in relevé. #CBDxParkSlopeNeoclassical
Back at Zen Walker Spa after our walk.
Soda is nasty 😖
Water all day 💪🏼
It's a PUBLIC HOLIDAY 'THIS MONDAY'
Brunch Day Party at @caribbeansocialnyc
Two floors (Dining Floor + Party Floor)
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Brooklyn local gig alert 🚨: house concert on 1/25 in #ParkSlope
! I’ll play some solo guitar, and some duo with the great mandolin maestro @jacob.jolliff
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Sample sale starts tomorrow, Friday 01/18, store hours. ✌️