Thursday, January 29, 2015

The New Casablanca Cocktail Lounge, Bed Stuy, Brooklyn NYC.

On the corner since the late 1940s the bartender would give a signal to the doorman to buzz open the gate. The old NYC dive bar has been recently been re-born with a sign-less exterior.

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Jerry's Famous Deli, South Beach, Miami R.I.P.

The "open 24 hours" deli, popular with tourist and late night club goers, has closed after 14 years. The deli served the "mile-high" corned beef, pastrami, and brisket sandwiches made famous by Manhattan institutions like Katz's and Carnegie Deli.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Cuba Tobacco Cigar Co., Little Havana, Miami.

The business was established in 1896 in Cuba. Pedro "Peter" Bello Jr is pictured in front of his cigar factory that has been at this location since 1994. The Bello family is one of the largest manufacturers of premium cigars in the USA.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Colony Hotel, South Beach.

The Colony Hotel is the oldest Art Deco Hotel in South Beach operating since 1935.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Jumbo's R.I.P. Liberty City, Miami

Jumbo’s, in business from 1955 to 2014, was considered a soul-food landmark. In the 1960s it was the first white-owned restaurant to employ and serve blacks. The Flam family bought the diner in 1955. The Civil Rights Act had passed three years earlier, but Miami was still part of the Deep South. Discrimination was officially illegal, but many restaurants and other businesses did not comply. A developer has purchased the property.