Tag Archives: 30th Street

30th St – Bellevue, 2231 A.D. (2nd Ave to FDR Drive)

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Crossing the street at 2nd Avenue from the verdant oasis of Rose Hill into the stark modernism of Kips Bay is rather daunting. This vast area on the eastern waterfront of Manhattan is the culmination and highlight of the 30th … Continue reading

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30th St – Babel, 600 B.C. (7th to Madison Aves)

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In the Book of Genesis, Babel plays host to the infamous tower that was built by the city’s inhabitants to challenge the might of Jehovah.  For their presumption, the deity confounded the language of all peoples on earth. Here in … Continue reading

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30th St – Alexandria, 482 A.D. (8th to 6th Aves)

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Between 8th and 6th Avenues, one steps into a landscape straight out of mediaeval Alexandria, a wealthy and powerful Greco-Byzantine city on the Mediterranean. Here on these two blocks is concentrated some of the most exquisite art deco buildings on … Continue reading

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Manhattan in 12 Streets: 30th St – Totems and Time-Travel

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It is entirely appropriate to go insane on 30th Street, particularly as the street is inherently unstable, lapsing between whimsical and menacing, as though it can’t decide what shape and form it wishes to settle into, and has thus resigned … Continue reading

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