Brian Rose

September 14, 2018

See the Meatpacking District’s 20-year metamorphosis from desolate to under-construction

6sqft’s series The Urban Lens invites photographers to share work exploring a theme or a place within New York City. In this installment, Brian Rose shares his past and present Meatpacking streetscapes. Are you a photographer who’d like to see your work featured on The Urban Lens? Get in touch with us at [email protected]. A native of Virginia's Colonial Williamsburg, photographer Brian Rose moved to New York City in 1977 and captured some of the most fleeting, bankrupted moments of the Meatpacking District in one January of 1985. In 2013, he returned to the neighborhood – impossibly changed – and once again photographed it. He then presented both sets of photos in his 2014 book "Metamorphosis: Meatpacking District 1985 + 2013." Read on for an interview with Rose on old-school NYC, 9/11, and the city's unknowable future.
See the before-and-afters
September 29, 2014

Daily Link Fix: How the Apple Cube Landed in Midtown; Packstache Is a Cardboard Bike Carrier

New app Getaround lets New Yorkers borrow cars from strangers on demand. It’s the freedom of driving without the anxiety of alternate side parking. More on Business Insider. Daily Intelligencer uncovers the little-known story of how the Apple cube actually landed in Midtown. Packtasche is an architect-designed cardboard carrier that makes toting groceries and the like while […]