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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Queuing Up At Grand Central Terminal

Pershing Square, NYC
Photo by myself on Park Avenue around 40th Street.

Park Avenue becomes elevated and wraps around Grand Central Terminal, which makes for a cool ride. Cabs making the journey uptown, were piled up in traffic.

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Once again, tickets have gone on sale for The New Yorker Festival, showcasing the writers, thinkers, movers and shakers of today from Oct. 3rd to Oct 5th.

Among the many participants this year are Clint Eastwood, Malcolm Gladwell, Ethan Hawke, Stephen Colbert and Salman Rushdie. Mark and I have gone in past years, and we've seen Steve Martin, Malcolm Gladwell, (the late) Richard Avedon and David Byrne, in mesmerizing talks and interviews.

Steve Martin broke out his banjo of course, alongside other bluegrass players. David Byrne played his acoustic guitar in the intimacy of the Knitting Factory and spoke honestly about his career.

Get your tickets while you can. The more popular venues may already be sold out.

For the schedule of New Yorker Festival events, click here.

Related posts: What Goes Around Comes Around, Come And Get It and Transit For The Masses.

8 comments:

Olivier said...

superbe cette photo de va et vient des taxis jaunes. j'adore
haughtiness this photograph of goes and comes from yellow taxis. I love

Louis la Vache said...

WOW! Now that is an ocean of yellow!
Great capture! It reminds "Louis" of the queues of cabs at Gare de Lyon in Paris.

Virginia said...

This is a classic NYC scene!

Islipian said...

Great shot! Where the heck were YOU??

Wayne said...

That's a neat shot Kitty. I haven't seen that view of Grand Central before.

• Eliane • said...

Oh my, this is a fantastic shot! Not only the taxis but you got the perfect juxtaposition of the buildings. I've worked for close to 5 years in the Metlife Building and I have never been able to spot such a perfect scene. Bravo.

babooshka said...

The yellow taxi is such an iconic image. Ahow this image to nayone ansd they would know which city is was.

Kitty said...

Thanks everyone.
I love cabs, too. I just wish they didn't cost money! ;-)

Olivier, the yellow is very distinct, no? nearly matches the yellow stripe of the street.

Hi Louis
I will have to check out the cabs in Paris. I don't remember the color?

Hi Virgina
Yes, I love Grand Central for how iconic the building facade is. A truly stunning building.

Hi Islipian
I was standing on the very narrow meridian during the light change! lol, with traffic breezing by on both sides. What a goofball.

Thanks Wayne
The elevated road is pretty neat-o, I have to say. There's a lot going on in this area, and it's easy to miss.

Hi Elaine
How cool that you work in that building? You must get a great view out the windows!

Hi Babooshka
when people speak of 'brand identity', it's no joke. There is power to multiples.
I'm glad the taxis in New York have one, unified look. It makes a great visual impact.