Monthly Archives: August 2012

14th St: Big Capital (3rd to 6th Aves)

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Between 3rd and 6th Avenues, another kind of American landscape prevails – one that is infinitely more dramatic and that belies the big forces that have shaped the very identity of the Nation. At the very centre of these three … Continue reading

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14th St: The Theater of the Everyday (1st to 3rd Aves)

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The boundary between Alphabet City and the rest of Manhattan is strikingly obvious. Suddenly the streets and sidewalks become thronged with cars, cyclists and people – commuters rallying to start a new work day. Between 1st and 3rd Avenues, there … Continue reading

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14th St: Border Politics (Avenue C to 1st)

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North of 14th Street sits one of the most iconic and architecturally imposing private housing projects in New York City – Stuyvesant Town. Named after Peter Stuyvesant, the last Director-General of the Dutch colony of New Amsterdam, the complex opened … Continue reading

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14th St: Colours of the Alphabet (Avenue C to 1st)

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The walk through the far eastern end of 14th street is divided into two parts, as a reflection of the stark difference in incomes and urban landscapes immediately north and south of the street. In this first part, I explore … Continue reading

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Manhattan in 12 Streets: 14th St – State of the Union, or Swinging Both Ways

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14th Street is an intriguingly in-between kind of street in New York.  For starters, 14th Street plays host to the L train – one of the few subway lines that cuts across Manhattan rather than along, and which shuttles New … Continue reading

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