Posts tagged nyc
Posts tagged nyc
A Conservative Addition to The High Line (by thelexiphane)
Cary Tamarkin’s 10-story 15-unit condo building at 508 W24th Street is filling out just an arm’s reach from The High Line. The ribbon bands of casement windows and concrete spandrel panels are reminiscent of early 20th century modernist warehouses like the Starrett-Lehigh Building to the northwest on 26th Street. The design pedigree may be almost a century old, but it’s a welcome change from the pervasive sense of arbitrary nouveau on display at buildings like HL23 (in the background) and 245 Tenth Avenue (invisible behind this shot, but I can almost hear its irregularly paneled facade shouting for attention over my shoulder). The smallest apartment in 508 W24th is reportedly a 3BR priced at $4.15M, privacy curtains not included.
A TBT shot from 2010. Shooting the Christmas decorations at Rockefeller Center with ten thousand other people. One of my first Girl With the Canon 7D photos. Great times.
Scotchy Scotch Scotch!
After donning your finest polyester and dousing yourself in Sex Panther cologne, there is no faster way to impress the ladies than approaching the bar and ordering a glass of Ron Burgundy Blended Scotch Whiskey. The bottle indicates that it is a Scotchy Scotch Scotch released under the banner of “Great Odin’s Raven” Special Reserve.
A bottle has been cracked behind the horseshoe bar at 7B in the East Village, and bartender Becka reports that the taste is “like Dewars with something artificially sweet.” The bar may not be serving it, but Becka shares that the public can pick up a bottle for themselves at Warehouse Wines & Spirits on Broadway north of 8th Street. We bet that unlike milk on a hot afternoon, Ron Burgundy Scotch Whiskey is a choice you’ll never regret, until tomorrow.
Great moments in file photo selection: the train crash survivor.
Dr. Joel Zaritsky survived Sunday’s horrific Metro-North Hudson Line crash in the Bronx and is “so happy to be alive.” Less fortunately, The Poughkeepsie Journal used their photo on file for Zaritsky, who is a dentist and also a children’s party magician. The paper’s file photo doesn’t really match the tenor of a grim tale of survival, which ends with this kicker:
“They were cut up so badly … from going through the windows,” he said. “I still feel like I was in a dream. I have never been through anything so horrible in my life.”
Literally can’t think of a worse time to schedule a Grand Central #wedding than 3:45p day b/f #Thanksgiving. But congrats! #nyc
This #Xmas tree at One Beacon Court puts the plaza below Bloomberg Tower ahead of the holiday decoration curve. First major tree I’ve seen. #nyc
Verrazano Narrowed (by thelexiphane)
This was NYC today, captured in a color photograph. Location: the Verrazano Narrows, looking towards obscured Staten Island.
Keap Street’s Container House (by thelexiphane).
A four-story townhouse made from recycled shipping containers, in Wiliamsburg Brooklyn. Read more at Lexiphane.com.
No Bridge Too Far (by thelexiphane)
Can’t wait ‘til Sunday’s NYC Marathon to cover 26.2 miles? Saturday is the Great Manhattan Bridge Walk, in which participants traverse all 16 pedestrian-accessible spans that connect the island of Manhattan to surrounding land masses. The urban hike begins at 9a at the Port Authority bus terminal across from the George Washington Bridge (178th & Broadway) and finishes at City Hall across from the Brooklyn Bridge. The duration is usually 10-11 hours.
I’ll be tagging my tweets #GMBW13
Good luck to all the NYC Marathon participants this Sunday. We know what you want to hear…