Posts tagged manhattan
Posts tagged manhattan
I’ve lived in NYC almost 20 years, but I don’t think I’ve been upstairs at the ESB since when my parents took me as a kid.
"You want to photograph me eating chicken?"
"Well, if I let you, I need you to help me deliver a message."
"I work at this library. And before that, I was coming here for twenty years. It’s my favorite place in the world. As many people know, the main reading room of this library is supported by seven floors of books, which contain one of the greatest research collections in the world. Recently, the library administration has decided to rip out this collection, send the books to New Jersey, and use the space for a lending library. As part of the consolidation, they are going to close down the Mid-Manhattan Library Branch as well as the Science, Industry, and Business Library. When everything is finished, one of the greatest research libraries in the world will become a glorified internet cafe. Now read that back to me."
A RESPONSE FROM THE NYPL:
Winter Lights #nyc #manhattan #lights #street #nofilter
Night Snow Billboard (by thelexiphane)
A temporary billboard projected onto the side of a former New York Savings Bank (now CVS) at the corner of West 14th St. & 8th Ave. is a static ad for Italian beer on a Saturday night. Coincidentally, the model in the ad revels in falling snow, while real life passersby trudge through yet another NYC blizzard with its ice and ankle-deep ponds of slush. Maybe a Peroni or five would elevate their seasonally affected moods.
Tenement Wonderland (by thelexiphane)
NY Historical Society Has a Great Sense of Art Humor (by thelexiphane)
If you enjoy art, you will enjoy the exhibit The Armory Show at 100: Modern Art and Revolution. I think Marcel Duchamp would have appreciated this literal reimagining of his work.
Take a stroll down Chambers Street today and you will get a snapshot of NYC’s civic architecture as it rose anew one hundred years ago. When Tumblr blogger archimaps posted a photo today of the Municipal Building under construction a century ago, I was prompted to pull and edit a more recent GoogleMaps Street View image. In the older picture, (probably taken circa 1912-13), one see sees the infamous Tweed Courthouse (now the home of the Board of Education) on the right with fluted columns. On the left with the banded columns, is the just-finished Emigrant Industrial Savings Bank, founded for Irish immigrants and the wealthiest savings bank in the world at the time. Further down the street is a Beaux-Arts building that will stop one in one’s tracks at the corner of Chambers. It was originally built as the Hall of Records but now serves as Surrogates Court.
Plow Convoy (by thelexiphane)
Staggered snow plows roll up Third Avenue in Manhattan Friday morning (1/3/14) after a storm.
[SAFETY NOTE: Do not stand in front of an oncoming plow convoy.]
Street Lights (by thelexiphane)