1930s: West 100th and Broadway
Two oldie-but-goodie postcards of the Whitehall building -- also known as Hotel Whitehall -- on the southwest corner of West 100th Street and Broadway. Have you ever contemplated the bizarre dining room at Turkuaz? Long, low-ceilinged. Odd. Sort of perfect for the belly dancing that goes on at peak hours.
Truth be told, I rarely go, but when I do, I find myself opting for the front room. When I stumbled on the second image here, it all made sense. That funky draped ceiling conceals an urban archaeologist's treasure. The balcony of the old "Pompeian" room. Next time, I am having my döner kebob Italian-style!
Check it out.