Crusader Candle Factory on Nevins Street.
I recently received a request to shout out into the blogosphere regarding photographs of Botanicas. There is a research project going on and any photos would be appreciated. Specifically, San Antonio Religious Articles which was formerly at 192 Smith St. The building got torn down (what else is new?). So if you got some to share, contact me here at lisannem (at) gmail (dot) com and I shall get you in touch with the interested party.
And since I just featured local Gowanus manufacturing business, Crusader Candle (they make the religious candles that you find in botanicas, bodegas and supermarkets) I would like to take this moment to remind you that the Gowanus Transformations exhibit is still up at the Brooklyn Historical Society and will be up until August 24th. This exhibit documents manufacturing past and present around the Gowanus Canal. It was recently written about in City Limits magazine. This exhibit is quite timely as Brooklyn is losing it's manufacturing areas rapidly due to the construction of "luxury" condos. Try and check it out!
The Brooklyn Historical Society is located at 128 Pierrepont Street in Brooklyn Heights.