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What It Takes To Make An Authentic Lobster Roll

Read more about these amazing lobster rolls and the restaurant behind them here.

It all could’ve been condos. When Susan Povich and her husband Ralph Gorham bought their property in Brooklyn’s Red Hook neighborhood nearly 10 years ago, they thought of turning it into an apartment building. But the longtime Red Hook residents received push back from the city (the building was zoned for manufacturing) and then the 2008 financial crisis happened; the cost of completing the project would have far outweighed any rent they could have earned from the hypothetical apartments. And so, after returning home from a November trip to Povich’s grandfather’s home in Maine, the couple decided to change gears: They would create a lobster pound. In April of the following year, Red Hook Lobster Pound was officially born.

Urban Giants

Between 1928 and 1932, Western Union and AT&T Long Lines built two of the most advanced telecommunications buildings in the world, at 60 Hudson Street and 32 Avenue of the Americas in Lower Manhattan. Nearly a century later, they remain among the world’s finest Art Deco towers—and cornerstones of global communication. “Urban Giants” is an 9-minute filmic portrait of their birth and ongoing life, combining never-before-seen-construction footage, archival photographs and films, interviews with architectural and technology historians, and stunning contemporary cinematography.