The spire was finally added to the Freedom Tower at the World Trade Center site in New York City last week. The photos below show the Tower, with its newly added spire, as seen from SoHo. The addition of the spire was a momentous occasion, a milestone charged with the symbolism — the building is now 1,776 feet tall, which is an important date in America’s history of independence. The event makes the Freedom Tower the tallest building in the western hemisphere.
A pic of the the High Line elevated railroad tracks where it disappears into the Hudson Rail Yards (a.k.a., the West Side Rail Yards, the Hudson Yards) in the no-mans’s land border area next to the Hudson River between Hell’s Kitchen and Chelsea in New York City. The area is about to undergo a massive urban re-development on a scale rarely seen. The area has been branded the “Hudson Yards” (sans “Rail”) and here you can see the classic MTA logo and an elegant gray wall surrounding the area. This section of dis-used elevated railroad will be developed as an extension of the High Line Park.
A couple of photos of the crowd and sidewalk performance in front of the White Box Gallery on Broome Street in the Lower East Side, New York City. The performance was part of the current “Rutgers in New York” 2013 MFA Exhibition, which opened a week earlier.
We got a visit from a bulldog while having our morning coffee at Lost Weekend NYC, a surf-themed espresso bar and gallery in the Lower East Side around the corner from our HQ. The dog was being walked along Orchard Street and suddenly
plopped down in front of our group of espresso junkies, stubbornly refusing to budge in spite of his owner’s commands. Like a boss.
It may not look like much. It may look divey. But Cheung Wong Kitchen on Hester Street is one of the better kept dining secrets of New York’s Lower East Side. It’s a go-to for the LES neighborhood regulars and Chinatown locals seeking cheap, yummy Chinese food in the late evening.
Lots of hanging pairs of shoes on a wire strung diagonally across the intersection of Eldridge and Broome streets in the Lower East Side of downtown Manhattan, New York City. It’s difficult to see due to the contrast and silhouetting of the shoes from the bright background of the sky, but at least one pair of sneakers has been yarn bombed as a street-art object by the artist Olek (a.k.a., Agata Olek).
This un-bought giant billboard ad-space is on 11th Avenue in New York City’s Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood.(Officially the neighborhood is called Clinton but NOBODY in NYC calls it by that name, nor do people call it Midtown West. It’s Hell’s Kitchen.) The billboard is owned by ad-media company Van Wagner which is advertising the space with their own ad featuring an image of a bee and the simple line “Buzz?”