Photo by myself in the Flatiron District, around 23rd Street and Fifth Avenue.
Storefronts might change rapidly but the rooftops remain pretty constant. Much decoration is ornate and large, to be visible from far away.
For New Yorkers and those visiting New York soon, there's a couple of great articles in the NY Times about experiencing the city.
A Times writer for the Weekend section bids adieu to living in New York after 15 years. He writes here of finally doing the last few things he'd always wanted to do in New York.
The second article is about food. A critic writes here of three course meals for two around the city for under $100, which includes tax and tip. You certainly don't have to spend a lot of money in order to eat well in New York.
These articles were written for residents and visitors alike. Most New Yorkers have always wanted to see a certain museum or experience a New York something, but have never got around to it. And who doesn't need additions to his or her affordable restaurant list?
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