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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Along Came a Spiderman, at the Sony Plaza

Spiderman, at the Sony Plaza
Photo by myself in the Sony Plaza, an interior public space at Madison Avenue and 56th Street.

A gigantic inflatable Spiderman is poised above one of the exits of the Sony Plaza.

The large atrium space is open to the public and filled with tables and chairs. The Sony Playstation Store and coffee shops are within easy reach, so you can while away an entire afternoon.


Superman, Spiderman, Batman...did the good guys decide to move to Gotham because there were so many bad guys here? Or did the illustrators at Marvel Comics find it easier to draw the city outside their windows?

Oh, and King Kong found his home in NYC, too. There's a whole tradition of New York figuring as a character in these American stories, as a place of romance, suspense, danger and possibility.

Related posts: Public Art and Other Freebies, Summering in the City and One Really Big Fountain.


Olivier said...

vous avez de la chance, Spiderman veille sur votre ville ;o)

Washington said...

Yeah! Spider Man!! Awesome!!!
All the heroes (and bad guys too) love NYC!

Hey, my visa was granted by the United States Consulate in Sao Paulo. Now I am able to define when and where to go in NY! Can I bug you with some questions about my itinerary?

Luis Gomez said...

You very well must know that everything happens in NYC that is why all the good and bad guys from the comics are there.

Jose said...

This is brilliant! After your post I went to Google any heroes that might be LA bound. There isn't much going on out there!

Kitty said...

Hi Olivier
Yes we are lucky indeed! We need all the help we can get around here.

Hi Washington
Congratulations! What great news? Bug away! I'd love to help you any way I can!

lol Luis!

Hi Jose
I'm surprised. LA needs a modern-day hero for certain!

Lozzie Cap said...

I bet such indoor public spaces are in high demand at this time of year? They certainly are here in Bournemouth at the moment, where temperatures are currently lower than in NYC (unheard of, believe me!)

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