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58th St – 24 Hours (Joe DiMaggio Highway to Columbus Ave)

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This area is no-man’s land, falling between Hell’s Kitchen and the Upper East Side.  Here, there is a kind of nondescript industrial landscape – all stark angles and diminishing sightlines. Here, terror is about to strike.  A timebomb has been … Continue reading

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Manhattan in 12 Sts: 58th St – Locations for Imaginary Movies

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58th Street is a cinematic street. Walking down this street I think of only one thing – the MOVIES.  I think The Godfather, I think Woody Allen, I think Al Pacino, Martin Scorsese, Robert de Niro. I think Moonstruck, I … Continue reading

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92nd St – Eight Views of JKO Reservoir (Central Park)

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At the very heart of 92nd Street is the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir, in Central Park.  The street itself would cut across the water, but those who walk on it may not pass.  Instead, we take the winding path along … Continue reading

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92nd St – Appalachian Trail (Upper East Side)

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Past 3rd Avenue, the Upper East Side begins in earnest. Here, the landscape changes abruptly, with stately mansions and colonial-era porticoed houses standing in the shadow of slightly more recent tenements and apartments.  There is a period, provincial feel that … Continue reading

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92nd St – Frame and Form (Yorkville)

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Yorkville has a surfeit of towering condominium buildings, flanked by turn-of-the-century tenements and framed by tree-lined streets.  Being the height of summer, the trees here had full, leafy canopies, making the entire neighborhood feel a bit like a park or … Continue reading

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Manhattan in 12 Sts: 92nd St – Landscapes and Still-Life

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“Landscape photography is the supreme test of the photographer, and often the supreme disappointment.” – Ansel Adams   独坐幽篁里,弹琴复长啸。/  深林人不知,明月来相照  – 唐  王维 《竹里馆》 “Sitting alone in a deserted bamboo grove, / I strum the qin (zither) and sigh long … Continue reading

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125th St – Demolition Depot (3rd to 1st Aves)

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This final chapter of the Tale of 125th Street is titled “Demolition Depot,” after an actual establishment on the street, if only because everything between 3rd and 2nd Avenues at least looks slated for the wrecking ball.  Nothing may come … Continue reading

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125th St – Gentrification Central (7th – 3rd Aves)

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If the appearance of a medical college in the last sector foretold gentrification, here between 7th and 3rd Avenues is where the phenomena is witnessed at full force. Here’s where 125th Street starts to look like a suburban outlet mall. … Continue reading

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125th St – Main Street Parade (Frederick Douglass Blvd to Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd)

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As the iconic Apollo Theater comes into view, Harlem springs into life, in a Disneyland-ish sort of way.  This used to be theater land, after all; Harlem’s equivalent of Broadway.  The Apollo Theater is still a functioning venue, and still … Continue reading

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125th St – Greener Pastures (Broadway to 8th Ave)

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Past Amsterdam Avenue, 125th Street reverts to a village, reminding one of the the days of Nieuw Haarlem, the farming village established by Dutch colonisers in 1658, and occupied by the British very shortly in 1664. Spiritually, this section of … Continue reading

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