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Entries Tagged as 'Street Couches'

Street Couch Series: Pleather Before Snow

March 3rd, 2009 · 4 Comments

Before the snow there was his mangificent pleather spsecimen on the streets of north Brooklyn. It brought us great joy.

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Street Couch Series: Magnificent Greenpoint Plaid

February 25th, 2009 · 1 Comment

[Photo courtesy of Miss Heather] Miss Heather, who discovered this masterpiece on Green Street, called it “Dead Chairs Wear Plaid.” Us, we’re speechless when we look at it.

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Street Couch Series: The Fifth Avenue Matching Beauty

February 19th, 2009 · Comments Off

[Photo courtesy of Best View in Brooklyn/GL Flickr Pool] Per our photographer, who creates the wonderful Sunset Park-based Best View in Brooklyn blog: “5th Avenue, across from Sunset Park. Its friend, the backless, black office chair, is a few feet down the block.”

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Street Couch Series: The Dumbo Model

February 17th, 2009 · 2 Comments

[Photo courtesy of DumboNYC/GL Flickr Pool] We’re excited. This is, we believe, our first ever Dumbo Street Couch. It’s in front of Powerhouse Arena and if we’re not mistaken, we’re seeing two couches and a matress.

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Street Couch Series: Upended in Windsor Terrace

February 16th, 2009 · Comments Off

[Photo courtesy of Jennifer Dunne/GL Flickr Pool] This is the first Windsor Terrace street couch we’ve ever had that we can recall. It is somewhat cropped from the original, and we apologize to the kind contributor for that, but to see the original click here.

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Street Couch Series: The Regal Greenpoint Chair

February 10th, 2009 · Comments Off

[Photo courtesy of Miss Heather] This baby, which is indeed regal, comes from Green Street in Greenpoint.

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Street Couch Series: Couch with Touch of Snow

February 8th, 2009 · Comments Off

[Photo courtesy of Best View in Brooklyn/GL Flickr Pool] The sofa comes to us from 56th Street and Sixth Avenue in Sunset Park. The picture is from the blogger behind Best View in Brooklyn who does a superb job covering her community.

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Street Couch Series: Sunset Park Sectional

February 4th, 2009 · 1 Comment

[Photo courtesy of Best View in Brooklyn] We’d expect nothing less than this pristine white sectional from an undisclosed location in Sunset Park. We love Sunset Park sofas.

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Street Couch Series: S. 3rd Street Beauty

February 3rd, 2009 · Comments Off

[Photo courtesy of Miss Heather] We call this the S. 3 Street Beauty from the Southside of Williamsburg. If you look really hard you will notice pigeons admiring it too.

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Street Couch Series: Heavy Leather on S. 2nd

February 2nd, 2009 · Comments Off

[Photo courtesy of Miss Heather] We have heavy, heavy leather from South Williamsburg.

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Street Couch Series: Wrapped in Greenpoint

January 30th, 2009 · Comments Off

[Photo courtesy of Miss Heather] All we can say is Thank God this couch on India Street in Greepoint was wrapped to protect it from the elements the other day.

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Wolverine Chair Watch: Two Months of Glory Approaching

January 28th, 2009 · Comments Off

The Wolverine Chair of Keap Street survives. It is deteriorating from weather. The stuff sitting atop it changes from time to time. In early January, it was metal and cups. Back in early December, it was a plastic bag. The other day it was a bottle of Corona and some juice type liquid. Also, someone […]

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GL Street Couch Series: The Sloper with Snow

January 22nd, 2009 · Comments Off

[Photo for GL by E.C. Stephens] It was small and it looks like it had dignity, but when E.C. Stephens came across it, it was out on the sidewalks of Park Slope waiting to die, covered with snow.

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GL Street Couch Series: Chair with Brewski

January 15th, 2009 · 2 Comments

[Photo courtesy of Miss Heather] Yes, we know. This is clearly not a couch or a sofa. It is a chair, making it street furniture. What we like about this speciment from Diamond Street in Greenpoint is the beer on the chair. Looks like a Corona. No lime.

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Street Couch Series: The Wolverine Chair Survives

January 11th, 2009 · Comments Off

This chair which appears to have been attacked by wolverines has been in the same spot on Ainslie Street in Williamsburg just east of the BQE for more than a month now. The only thing that changes, from time to time, is what is sitting atop it, although it does appear to have deteriorated slightly.

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Street Couch Series: The Van Dyke Lounge

January 6th, 2009 · 1 Comment

[Photo courtesy of vaduzuvunt/GL Flickr Pool] If this is not street couch perfection, we don’t know what is.

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Street Couch Series: Sunset Park Glory

January 5th, 2009 · 3 Comments

[Photo for GL courtesy of E.C. Stephens] This beauty of a street sofa comes from an undisclosed location in Sunset Park and, we think, is one our first Sunset Parkers. It’s a beauty.

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Street Couch Series: The 2008 Grand Finale Special

December 31st, 2008 · Comments Off

[Photo for GL courtesy of New York Shitty] We end our 2008 Street Couch Series with a grand finale worthy of New Year’s Eve. It has the couch. It has the church building built in 1953. And it has the graffiti that says “fuck.” Perfection for the final hours of what has been quite a […]

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Street Couch Series: Fifth Avenue Slope Chair Needs Good Home

December 30th, 2008 · Comments Off

Get thee to Fifth Avenue near Prospect Place. Bed bugs may or may not be included, but everybody could use a little blood sucking in their lives, right?

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Street Couch Series: The Metropolitan Avenue Model

December 23rd, 2008 · Comments Off

[Photo courtesy of Miss Heather/New York Shitty] This beauty comes from Metropolitan Avenue in Williamsburg and we think it blends very nicely with the lovely building in the background. Oh yes.

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Street Couch Series: The Ikea Snow Special

December 22nd, 2008 · Comments Off

[Photo courtesy of Miss Heather/New York Shitty] There is little add to this precious image other than to note that it came from Huron Street in Greenpoint.

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Street Couch Series: The Happy Holidays Couch

December 17th, 2008 · Comments Off

[Photo courtesy of Miss Heather] Nothing says Happy Holidays quite like a street couch, does it?

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Street Couch Series: Ocean Parkway Sofa & Sofabed

December 15th, 2008 · Comments Off

[Photo courtesy of lornagrl/Gl Photo Pool] To not only get a pic of a street couch of Ocean Parkway, but have it leather and include a sofabed is magic. This comes courtesy of GL Contributor and Master Southern Brooklyn Photographer lornagrl.

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Street Couch Series: Festive in Greenpoint

December 6th, 2008 · Comments Off

[Photo courtesy of Miss Heather] It would be hard to get any more seasonally appropriate than this sofa on the streets of Greenpoint. Happy Holidays.

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Street Couch Series: Attacked by Wolverines

December 5th, 2008 · 1 Comment

[Photo courtesy of Miss Heather] Miss Heather, who found this chair on Ainslie Street near Keap Street east of the BQE calls this the Wolverine Chair because it looks like it has been set on by wolverines. We came across this chair a few days later and it was still sitting there looking just as […]

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