Lithographers take Manhattan (11.25.08)

Through the raindrops this morning I noticed this seal, resting high on the wall of a beautiful building on University Place. What is a lithographer, you ask? Here’s there sight. Basically lithographer is a fancy word for “copier” due to the fact that the practice can use lithograph paper.

New York Lithographers Union

New York Lithographers Union

I wondered how they could afford such a swanky piece of real estate. Then I noticed that they have been around since the 1880s. If they got this baby rent controlled then they probably just drop off a carton of eggs and some twine at the management company’s doorstep each month.

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