Call for the ladybug release schedule. Saturdays and Sundays until vegetables are gone, typically in late May. Other fresh vegetables grown locally are sold in the market, along with grocery and gourmet items. Walking past this home, I was reminded of a discussion we had in class that brownstones such as this one, with a garage door, were once barns to house horses. Seeing the home now, in 2011, and so rich in history, makes it that much more exciting to know it once served an entirely different purpose, yet still remains in its same location. Furthermore, the playground that is under construction will be just fantastic to see when children and their parents fill the space..
In case you guys do not know what a surcingle belt is, it a wide strap that runs over the back and under the belly of the horse, used to keep a blanket or other equipment in place. By 1981, Dooney Bourke went into the handbag business with the introduction the Tack Case and Equestrian Bag. Both of these were made from tough leather used to make bridle for horses.
“During the summer holidays I, with a few of my friends, used to take a packed lunch and go swimming in the morning. I think it cost sixpence to swim for the morning. The swimming pool used to close for an hour at lunchtime. AW: I was most impressed by the Seabees of the 133rd Naval Construction Battalion who served on the island of Iwo Jima during World War II. They landed beside the Marines during the initial assault waves and ultimately suffered almost 50% casualties (the highest of any Seabee battalion of the war.) Seabees are trained to fight, but they are not trained for this type of amphibious assault. I spoke to several veterans of the 133rd NCB and was most impressed by how they managed to hold their own.
“When you look at the commitments that we made this summer, when you add this to Mike Richards and his long term deal, and Jack Johnson and the commitment we tied up there, and then going out and adding Simon Gagne, we spent more money this summer than in the history of this franchise. We always said, if we get close, we will come with our guns blazing, and we just blazed. I’m glad it’s done.
The location was never a winner for Barneys in either of its incarnations. As a Co op store, it was the smallest of the spin off chain Manhattan branches, and made for a cramped shopping experience, even if its premium denim and somewhat more affordable contemporary fare was well suited to the general demographics of the area. Despite only a smattering of upscale apparel retail north of Columbus Circle, The Upper West Side provides a wealthy customer base that has been traditionally under served when it comes to fashion.