Manhattan In 12 Streets

Alright, I admit it.

I’m totally workaholic, even though I don’t have a full-time job. Not quite yet.  I’ve been squirrelling away like a squirrel in my little squirrel-hole here in New York, on yet another insane project for this blog.

I call it Manhattan In 12 Streets. Over the course of the next year, while I sleep my way through the Grand Colonial Hotels of Southeast Asia, I shall ALSO, simultaneously, present one NYC street, each month, like you’ve never seen it before.

I don’t intend to go through all of the streets. There are just too many. And besides, someone’s already done it, pretty much.  (Check out http://www.nysonglines.com.) I will choose 12 streets – one each month – that are either significant to New York or to my life here so far, and walk down these streets from end to end, observing and recording.

So yeah!  1 year, 12 streets in Manhattan, in their entirety. Through words and photography, I hope to provide an overview of the history, architecture and urban life of / in most of the major neighbourhoods in this small island.

First up: 30th Street. This one’s a dark horse; but, as I discover, is fascinating in the variety and complexity of urban landscapes it plays host to.

In the meantime, here is the Introduction:

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About Kennie Ting

I am a wandering cityophile and pattern-finder who is pathologically incapable of staying in one place for any long period of time. When I do, I see the place from different perspectives, obsessive-compulsively.
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