History in the making – 12/6

ABOVE: Under the FDR on the East River, late in the day (Click for larger view)

What will the East Village do without Love Will Save The Day, the charming vintage store immortalized in Desperately Seeking Susan? [Jeremiah’s Vanishing New York]

Did you celebrate Repeal Day yesterday? New York speakeasies finally go legit. [Patell and Waterman’s History of New York]

And the New York Times focuses on one former speakeasy Almack’s Dance Hall, now immortalized in Harlem [City Room]

One of our favorite critics, Ada Louise Huxtable, receives the Louis Auchincloss Prize this week from the Museum of the City of New York. [Colonnade Row]

Meet one of Brooklyn’s forgotten architects, Axel Hedman [Brooklynology via Only The Blog Knows Brooklyn]

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