Friday, June 21, 2013

Summer in New York City

Start spreadin' the news, I'm leavin' today
I want to be a part of it...New York, New York
- Frank Sinatra

Midtown and Lower Manhattan from the Top of The Rock.

The Big Apple & Apple Store, 5th Avenue
 Taxi!!! "Medallion taxis," the familiar yellow cabs, are the only vehicles in the city permitted to pick up passengers in response to a street hail.
BMW: Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan Bridge, Williamsburg Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge by day

Brooklyn Bridge and South Street Seaport by nite

Hilarious off-Broadway production "Bridges and Tunnels" by Sarah Jones.

"Charging Bull" by Arturo Di Modica, at the intersections of Broadway and Morris Street.

Fight the recession at Century 21.

The world's largest department store at the Herald Square. Open until 10 pm.

The Art Deco style Chrysler Building by William Van Alen. The building's interior is even more magnificent than its exterior. The marble floors and many Art Deco patterns such as on the stylish elevator doors make the Chrysler Building one of New York's most beautiful office towers.

In 1988, Donna Karan, nicknamed "The Queen Of Seventh Avenue", extended her women's 'Donna Karan New York' line by creating a less expensive clothing line for younger women, called DKNY.

Mario Batali's Eataly: the largest artisanal Italian food and wine marketplace in the world, at the 200 5th Avenue

Fashion Avenue runs through the Garment District which stretches from 12th Avenue to 5th Avenue and 34th Street to 39th Street. 

Designed by Betsey Johnson

Designed by Christopher Ciaccia

U.S. Vogue editor Anna Wintour is believed to have been the inspiration for Miranda Priestly, played by Meryl Streep.
Flatiron Building by Daniel Burnham exemplifies Art Deco from the early 1900's.
 The Museum Mile is actually three blocks longer than one mile. Nine museums occupy the length of this section of Fifth Avenue.

Completed in 1959, the Guggenheim's Frank Lloyd Wright–designed museum is among the 20th century's most important architectural landmarks.

Marilyn (1962), a silkscreen painting by Andy Warhol, in the Museum of Modern Art.

Marilyn at the Staley-Wise Gallery in SoHo.

Raw oysters at Lure Fishbar in SoHo. Definetely one of the best seafood restaurants in the city.

 The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886, designated as a National Monument in 1924 and restored for her centennial on July 4, 1986.

Chicago's Broadway revival holds the record for the longest-running musical revival and is the third longest-running show in Broadway history having played more than 6 700 performances.

The northern triangle of Times Square is called Duffy Square, dedicated in 1937 to Chaplain Francis P. Duffy of New York City's "Fighting 69th" Infantry Regiment.

The view from the Lincoln Center to the Central Park.
The Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir at the Central Park.

Bridal fashion shooting at the Central Park.

Sax and The City (Central Park).

Sax and The City (Union Square).

The Seagram Building on Park Avenue, designed by Mies van der Rohe.  The skyscraper, like virtually all large buildings of the time, was built of a steel frame, from which non-structural glass walls were hung.  
The Four Seasons, located in the Seagram Building, opened in 1959. The restaurant's interior has remained almost unchanged since construction.

The Pool Room features an extensive a la carte menu and the deal-of-the-decade $59 three-course lunch menu that inspired the New York Times to rave, “One bite is enough to make you moan.”

Over a hundred items of serviceware were designed by Garth and Ada Louise Huxtable - everything from champagne glasses to bread trays.

The High Line was built in the 1930's. It lifted freight traffic 30 feet in the air, removing dangerous trains from the streets of Manhattan's largest industrial district. Construction on the park began in 2006. 

The first section of High Line park, from Gansevoort Street to West 20th Street, opened in June 2009. The second section, from West 20th Street to West 30th Street, opened in 2011.

Arthur C. Clarke wrote "2001: A Space Odyssey" while staying at the Chelsea.

Though the Chelsea no longer accepts new long-term residencies, the building is still home to many who lived there before the change in policy.

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