skinny house

Daily Link Fix

Mamaroneck Skinny House by Nathan Seely
  • Third Avenue between 104th to 125th Streets in East Harlem is a relic of discount stores with audacious branding. Check out the best signage. [A Fine Blog]
  • The “World Trade Center Ship” will dock permanently at the New York State Museum in Albany. [NYT]
  • Five eclectic New York City-area places are nominated for the National Register of Historic Places, including the “Skinny House” in Mamaroneck. [WSJ]
  • Beloved French fry haven Pommes Frites asks for donations to help reopen after East Village explosion. [Eater]
  • Is Edgar Street, the 63-foot-long street beside Battery Park City, the shortest street in Manhattan? [Ephemeral NY]
  • You’ll probably rethink leaning on the subway doors after reading this. [Gothamist]

Images: Skinny House (L); “Do Not Lean” sign (R)

Historic Homes, History, Upstate

Mamaroneck Skinny House by Nathan Seely

This red-shingled home may not look like much, but it’s steeped in history dating back to the early 20th century—and of course, there’s the fact that it’s no wider than most NYC bedrooms. Affectionately–and aptly–called the Skinny House, this tiny structure is the slimmest house in Mamaroneck and measures only 10 feet wide, 39 feet long, and rests on a 12.5 foot wide parcel of land. It’s also three (yes, three) stories tall. But in addition to a demure size, it also comes with a heart-warming story of neighborly love and generosity that have allowed it to endure for the better part of a century.

More history and photos here