41 and 39 Commerce Street. Built in 1831, this pair of homes joined by a courtyard with two separate entrances is frequently referred to as the "Twin Sisters." The popular story tells of a sea captain who had two daughters that couldn't get along, so he built them separate homes joined by a garden, in the hopes they would someday reconcile.
Except...it isn't true. Turns our the houses were actually built by a milkman as investment properties. Womp womp. || #TwinSisters #CommerceStreet #WestVillage #vscocam
Sidenote: @juicepress obsession further enabled by the new W41st Street location. Side-sidenote: Why yes, I DO wear these @harveyfaircloth camo joints all the time, #thankyouverymuch || #BryantPark #MidtownWest #vscocam
201 Bleecker St. Purchased by the Longo family in 1905 for $5k, the ground floor operated as a bakery for years before the family purchased Porto Rico Importing Co, then at 195 Bleecker, and relocated the business to 201. Operated by the Longo family to this day, it’s where I always buy my coffee. This morning as I snapped this pic, an older gentleman shuffled past me and gruffly added: “You know, places like that are disappearing around here.” || #PortoRico #BleeckerStreet #GreenwichVillage #vscocam