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February, 2008:

Sean Strub Stirs Up a Cultural Phenomenon in NEPA @ Hotel Fauchére – Milford, PA

Sean Strub – activist, humanitarian, publisher, real estate developer, patron of the arts, and hotelier & restaurateur – creates a cultural vortex in Northeastern PA.

Bar Louis

Last week I had the pleasure of stopping by my old friend Sean’s restaurant for lunch. We’ve been meaning to get there for some time, but boy are we glad we finally did. Anyone who appreciates fine dining in a pastoral and historical setting will be truly thrilled at their visit at the historic Hotel Fauchére.

The hotel’s namesake Louis Fauchére , will have his 185th birthday celebrated on March 4. Here is a brief history of this famous chef taken from the Fauchére website:

Louis Fauchère was born March 4, 1823, in Verbey, Switzerland, one of thirteen children. He began his apprenticeship as a cook, at the age of fifteen, being afterward employed in various prominent hotels in Switzerland. He married Rosalie Perrochet, in Switzerland, on November 16, 1846 and they had one daughter, Marie, who was born May 4, 1848. Louis ultimately emigrated to the US in 1851 where he soon found employment as a Master Chef at New York’s famous Delmonico’s Restaurant. In his early career in the US, he also worked (probably in the summertime) at Delavan House in Albany and at the Fort William Henry Hotel on Lake George.

There are regularly scheduled cultural events at the hotel ranging from chamber music concerts, live jazz, and other culinary and arts events. The hotel is beautifully decorated and houses a fine collection of Hudson River School paintings.

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Bar Louis

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

The Lobby

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Formal Dining

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

The Lounge & Sun Room

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

The Rooms

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Ample Parking

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA
© Frank H. Jump

Sean Strub

Hotel Fauchére - Milford, PA

Sean Strub is as an activist, writer, fundraiser and publisher who has been involved in GLBT community activism for more than 30 years.

Strub founded POZ magazine, for people impacted by HIV/AIDS, in 1994. Strub’s companies also launched POZ en Espanol, Mamm (for women impacted by breast cancer), Real Health (a health title for the African-American community) and Milford Magazine (a regional title distributed in the Delaware River Highlands area of northeast Pennsylvania).

In recent years, Strub has been involved in a community redevelopment project in Milford, Pennsylvania, involving investment in public infrastructure, launching cultural festivals, private sector historic preservation efforts and renovation and reopening of the Hotel Fauchére, an historic boutique hotel and culinary destination which Strub owns with a partner.

A native Iowan, Strub attended a Jesuit boarding school in Wisconsin, then Georgetown and Columbia Universities. He lives in Milford, Pennsylvania and New York City.

Other reviews: Fauchére Press Page: Chowhound; Historic Hotels; Narrowsburg NY’s River Reporter.

Hotel Fauchére, 401 Broad Street, Milford PA 18337 USA, 570.409.1212, [email protected]

Bob's Restaurant Revisited – Nearly Five Years Later – Avenue H & Troy Avenue – East Flatbush, Brooklyn

Bob's Restaurant Revisited
© Frank H. Jump

“Beer On Draught”

Umberto Brothers Storage Warehousing Inc. – "Record Storage" – West Side Highway, Tribeca

Umberto Brothers Storage Warehousing Inc.
© Frank H. Jump

Bob's Restaurant – Avenue H & Troy – East Flatbush, Brooklyn – April, 2003

Bob's Restaurant - Avenue H Brooklyn
© Frank H. Jump

Woodhaven Live Poultry Market circa 1915 – Woodhaven, Queens NY

Woodhaven Live Poultry Market c.1915
© Vincenzo Aiosa

William Francis Buckley, Jr. Finally Joins Dead Homophobes Club – November 24, 1925 – February 27, 2008

Wikipedia

Back in the beginning of the AIDS crisis, Buckley suggested all HIV+ Americans get visibly tattooed to warn and protect the public. Very soon after this Machiavellian suggestion, Buckley had a biopsy sent to a laboratory where an AIDS activist from ACT-UP was a technician. When becoming aware it was Buckley’s biopsy, the diagnosis of “Kaposi Sarcoma” was sent out. To Buckley’s horror, that he may have contracted an AIDS related cancer, he was re-biopsied and coincidentally, the same lab tech received the specimen and the same diagnosis was sent. Biopsy Terrorism. Ah. Sweet Revenge. Good riddance to bad karma.

READ No More Mr. Nice Blog’s posting!
ABC Whitewashes Buckley – Neo-Nazis Don’t

Buckley Calls Gore Vidal A “Queer” on Live TV 1968But during one of the TV debates at the 1968 Democrat Convention between the highly erudite William F. Buckley, Jr. and the celebrated novelist Gore Vidal, Buckley called Gore a “goddamn queer” and threatened to beat him up. – Sweetness & Light

“Now listen, you queer- stop calling me a crypto-Nazi, or I’ll sock you in your goddamn face and you’ll stay plastered.”—To Gore Vidal, 1968  Ooooh! I’m sure Gore was just shakin’ in his go-go boots!

DC Republican calls us a “leftist blog.”

READ RADAR’S WILLIAM F. BUCKLEY’S GREATEST HITS

Behind Newkirk Plaza – Before & After Renovations – Ditmas Park, Brooklyn

BEFORE RENOVATIONS: July 7, 2007

Newkirk Chemist - Newkirk Plaza, Brooklyn

Newkirk Chemist - Newkirk Plaza, Brooklyn

Newkirk Chemist - Newkirk Plaza, Brooklyn

Newkirk Chemist - Newkirk Plaza, Brooklyn

Newkirk Sealtest - Newkirk Plaza, Brooklyn

AFTER RENOVATIONS: February 24, 2008

Newkirk Chemist - Newkirk Plaza, Brooklyn

Newkirk Pharmacy

Newkirk Hairstylist

Newkirk Hairstylist - Look Better, Feel Better

Newkirk Hairstylist
© Frank H. Jump

“Look Better – Feel Better”

Still a touch of the old gray left behind.

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Ralph's of Chamber Street – Since 1963 – Tribeca, NYC

Ralph's of Chamber Street
© Frank H. Jump

This shop was across the street from the Chamber Street mannikins I posted last summer. Racked.com reported in May 2007:

Tribeca: Ralph’s Discount City, which we glean from Downtown Express was one of the last great cheapie grocery/convenience stores south of Canal Street, has closed up shop for good. The store, located at 91-95 Chambers Street, will be torn down to make way for a 6-story condo building from developer S. Myles Group. [Downtown Express]

Bannons Café, Ruppert’s Beers – Astoria, Queens

Bannon's Café - Astoria, Queens

Bannon's Café - Astoria, Queens

© Frank H. Jump

Jacob Ruppert, Jr. - CLICK PHOTO FOR LINK TO WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE ON RUPPERT

Vintage Ruppert Beer ad
I found this photo on Waymarking.com posted by HaLiJuSaPa. Below is their description:

The ad is for Ruppert Beer, a major New York area brewery during the first half of the 20th century. Founded by Jacob Ruppert, Sr and later owned by his son Col. Jacob Jr.,  who was also owner of the New York Yankees during their 1920′s dynasty and is the person who bought Babe Ruth in 1919 from Harry Frazee’s Boston Red Sox and began “the curse of the Bambino.” Ruppert, Jr. (seen below)  was also a NY Representative to Congress and president of the Astoria Silk Works.

Vintage Ruppert Beer ad

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