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: