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« Reply #50 on: January 18, 2017, 09:11:55 AM »

As far as I know the only remaining piece of Radio Row is Leeds Radio. For some time the infamous subway gunman, Bernie Goetz, worked there calibrating test equipment. It looks like they may still be in business, and selling on line. I included a few links
http://leedsradio.com/

Leeds Radio on Etsy
https://www.etsy.com/shop/LeedsRadio

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/20/nyregion/leeds-radio-is-a-haven-for-lovers-of-all-things-analog.html

BTW, www.shorpy.com has a lot of photos of Radio Row, just do some searches!
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« Reply #51 on: January 18, 2017, 10:56:41 AM »

There was a place on Canal Street called "Sylvan" that sold parts well into the 90's but I think they are gone now.

There's another place on Canal pictured below that is still there but most everything I saw during my last visit looked like a bad hamfest,

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« Reply #52 on: January 19, 2017, 08:58:55 AM »

"Boston Tea Party Fought Taxation Against Representation. We Fight Port Authority Against Condemdation Without Compensation"!


Protesters in front of Oscar's at 176 Greenwich.

http://www.spiegel.de/images/image-257797-galleryV9-rydu.jpg



Wish that confiscation of history had never happened.  What a travesty.
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« Reply #53 on: January 21, 2017, 10:18:18 AM »

I received my first lesson in buying surplus parts over in Radio Row in the late sixties.

To me, it looked like every store had pretty much the same thing? I never asked about any thing that may have been in a back room as far as goodies go? I should have!

Back to the lesson I learned.  I needed a squirrel cage blower and I found one for cheap. They had piles of them so I went through the lot and picked out one that looked like NOS and brought it home, plugged it it and it would not turn even though you could spin it by hand and it would also get very hot after just a few minutes. So this time I carefully read the label and it turns out that the motor was designed for 400 cps. 400 cps motors do not like 60 cps! Maybe there was a way to run it on 60 cps but in those days an inverter was usually a dynamotor and would be way over the top to use.  Nowadays I read the labels and won't buy anything without one.
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« Reply #54 on: April 07, 2018, 10:25:33 PM »

Film of Cortlandt Street, Radio Row, 1929.

9th Avenue El in the background.


https://player.vimeo.com/video/109197452


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« Reply #55 on: April 08, 2018, 11:00:07 AM »

Neat...... Radios, automobiles and horse drawn wagons!
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« Reply #56 on: April 08, 2018, 12:24:33 PM »

Bought my first piece of mil surplus electronics at G&G Radio diwn there in 1967. A little AN/AIC-2 aircraft interphone about the same size a a command set receiver, complete with dynamotor.  My first, but certainly not last...
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« Reply #57 on: September 16, 2018, 06:12:00 PM »

Peering down Cortlandt Street at night

https://fortunedotcom.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/gettyimages-110170247.jpg

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« Reply #58 on: November 11, 2018, 10:09:26 PM »

DaVega City Radio and friends. Maybe 1930s.


http://nycma.lunaimaging.com/luna/servlet/workspace/handleMediaPlayer?lunaMediaId=RECORDSPHOTOUNITARC~25~25~1225649~131309






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« Reply #59 on: May 14, 2019, 09:28:36 PM »

Wading through Radio Row.

Flooding on West and Cortlandt Streets, brought by Hurricane Donna 1960



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« Reply #60 on: May 14, 2019, 11:56:45 PM »

The man in the trench coat clearly ignored the warning sign to his right that the water was up to his nuts? He must be a NYC detective making his way through that water to get to the donuts shop?  The things that people do???

I don't know, maybe I just see things all wrong?

That it is a great picture! I didn't know the water got that high in lower NYC? I missed that action as I was in my first year of service in the US Army back then...

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« Reply #61 on: May 15, 2019, 01:09:54 PM »

The man in the trench coat clearly ignored the warning sign to his right that the water was up to his nuts? He must be a NYC detective making his way through that water to get to the donuts shop?  The things that people do???

I don't know, maybe I just see things all wrong?

That it is a great picture! I didn't know the water got that high in lower NYC? I missed that action as I was in my first year of service in the US Army back then...


This guy is not thinking too clearly.  No World Financial Center landfill at that time means he's not far from the Hudson river after a hurricane so anything you can imagine could be lurking in that water including missing people.   Yeeech.

Maybe just one of those hams that saw this as a opportunity to negotiate a bargain on water-damaged radio gear ?  Wink

Roughly the same view today. WTC2 memorial pool under the trees and WTC4 in the background.  https://www.google.com/maps/@40.7113128,-74.0146053,3a,75y,87.44h,90.36t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1s6lSiwAFi99NzJIfdm2NpfQ!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
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« Reply #62 on: May 15, 2019, 01:15:27 PM »

The sad part is that we all had a camera, and few of us took photos. Just imagine that 10-20 years from now someone will be reminiscing about Radio Shack stores. I vividly remember going to Cortland St with my uncle, going to G&G Radio which was run by Murray Baum and even the old Harrison Radio. G&G had new ART-13's, still crated! When we are gone, those memories go with us. Its too bad someone didn't write a book about the good old days on Radio Row!
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