Tag Archives: Totems and Time Travel

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 – Boston, 1775 A.D. (Madison to 2nd Ave)

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Between Madison and 2nd Avenue sits a slice of colonial Boston, like you’ve never seen before, cobbled together with a diversity of architectural styles from the old world: English, Dutch, Italianate, French.  Here are some of the most beautiful and … 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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30th St – Gotham, 2012 A.D. (12th to 8th Aves)

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At the far western end of 30th Street sprawls a landscape of grand industrial desolation, presenting the sort of post-apocalyptic landscape that abounds in graphic novels of the superhero variety, and which the post-9/11 City Authorities constantly fear will come … Continue reading

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