the arboretum bar

also called the diorama bar, for its two ship models under glass.  the larger depicts the moment of lifting the harvested ice onto our ship, while the smaller captures its arrival into the new york harbor.


through the many mullioned windows at left is the arboretum in the central courtyard, containing mature trees and plants all native to the area by 1650. 

brian installing the figurines, busily working the manual crane on the weathered dock
arriving in new york
in action
it was a dream job to source illuminated globes
the beer tap handles are made from piano pedals
the table tops are made from vintage factory flooring, banded in steel