Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Inwood, 218th Street Between Indian Road and Seaman Avenue

Mary Sargent © 2008 …………………………………….. click to enlarge

Now, having voted and drunk my wine and having sat at the open window long enough to get chilly, I'm on my way home.

Right next to Indian Road Café is Scavengers. Not Avengers. That would be an interesting store. But so is Scavengers. It is a small store crammed with antiques and collectibles. There is one narrow passageway through all the stuff and if another customer happens to be in the store, there's a bit of squeezing by each other to do. I've bought a few things there over the years, some dishes and a wooden chair among them.

See map.


Adam Gussow said...

Thanks for the photo! I lived just up the block and around the corner from Scavengers for many years; nice folks own the place. The male co-proprietor is British and plays guitar.

I like your project. Interestingly enough, a friend of mine--a jazz sax player named Mark Reboul--did the same thing you're doing, many years ago. He didn't take photos, though. He just walked every single street. (Or claimed he did. I trust him.) At one point he sent me a card. "You live near the most obscenely-titled intersection in Manhattan," he wrote. "Seaman Avenue and Dyckman Street, just down from Cummings."

Great good luck with your quest!

Anonymous said...

The British co-proprietor is Guy Cooper, who ran Scavengers with his wife, Lela, and who was also a photo editing legend at Newsweek for several decades as their director of photography for the international edition. That's him in the photo with his dog, Rupert. So sad Scavengers has closed!