TENEMENTS, TOWERS, and TRASH
Flagship Location // Coffee Shop :
2 Berry Street Brooklyn, New York 11249
Monday - Friday : 8 am - 6 pm
Saturday : 8 am - 7 pm
Sunday: 9 am - 6 pm
U . S . Goods Supply :
402 Graham Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11211
Monday - Saturday : 11 am - 7 pm
Sunday : 12 pm - 6 pm
Upstate Stock was born out of the simple fact that American manufacturing of the highest quality still exists. The same manufacturing standard from decades ago, that very few countries can match. Over the years, there has been a stark decrease in all areas of American manufacturing; factories and mills that were once thriving are now disappearing. We are determined to return our focus (as well as our customers) back on the honest hard working individuals that once made our jeans, shirts, and accessories for the majority of our country's history. Thank you for not only supporting Upstate Stock, but a rich part of our history that deserves to live on.
Here is New York, as you've never seen it before. A perfectly charming, sidesplittingly funny, intellectually entertaining illustrated history of the blocks, the buildings, and the guts of New York City, based on Julia Wertz's popular illustrated columns in The New Yorker and Harper's.
In Tenements, Towers & Trash, Julia Wertz takes us behind the New York that you think you know. Not the tourist's New York-the Statue of Liberty makes a brief appearance and the Empire State Building not at all-but the guts, the underbelly, of this city that never sleeps. With drawings and comics in her signature style, Wertz regales us with streetscapes "Then and Now" and little-known tales, such as the lost history of Kim's Video, the complicated and unresolved business of Ray's Pizza, the vintage trash and horse bones that litter the shore of Brooklyn's Bottle Beach, the ludicrous pinball prohibition, Staten Island's secret abandoned boatyard, and the hair-raising legend of the infamous abortionist of Fifth Avenue, Madame Restell. From bars, bakeries, and bookstores to food carts, street cleaners, and apartments both cramped and grand, Tenements, Towers & Trash is a wild ride in a time machine taxi from the present day city to bygone days of yore.