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Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Hovering Above Park Avenue

Above Park Avenue, NYC
Photo by myself, above Park Avenue on the Upper East Side.

What a view!? Notice that many penthouses have terraces full of trees and flowers. It's a nice luxury to live so high up and enjoy your own open space and garden.

I always associated Park Avenue with limestone, but as you can see, there is a lot of brick on this street, too. Park Avenue distinguishes itself for a planted divider that separates traffic in each direction. At the moment, purple tulips and leafy trees are in full bloom.

Also, unlike many north-south avenues, Park Avenue north of Midtown is completely residential. No bodegas, no boutiques, no supermarkets. The benefit of this is that there are no distracting signs or lights at night. The drawback, of course, is that you can't just run to the corner store for a gallon of milk.

There are other purely residential avenues in Manhattan, including West End Avenue, Riverside Drive, Columbus Avenue and Fifth Avenue.

Related posts: The View from on High, High Above Bryant Park and The World Above Central Park.

14 comments:

Olivier said...

superbe avec l'église sur le coté

Joanne said...

Wow! what a view... I always a bit envious of these garden terraces, they are always so pretty:)

Louis la Vache said...

What a fine perspective, Kitty!

Sandy, Ooh La Frou Frou said...

Fabulous view!!!! What a way to start my morning!

NomenNescio said...

It looks lovely!!!

Lou said...

Kitty, another fine photograph. I love the perspective of the buildings running down the middle. Great! :)

Washington said...

Wow! What a place to live!

frankdejol said...

Nice view and good description.

Robert said...

Great picture!!! I think you should go take some pic's at Battery Park City, that's a great place for some nice shot's!

P.S.: thanks Kitty, for alway's answering my comment's/questions :) I appreciate that!

Terry B, Blue Kitchen said...

One nice perk of your job, Kitty, is that you get to hang out in some swell places. I'd only recently read about the absence of stores and such on Park Avenue. And while you can't run to the corner for milk, it's right around the corner. Nice post!

ρομπερτ said...

Postcard beautiful photography. Yet, have to admit that it looks a very bit surreal.

Please have a wonderful Wednesday.

daily athens

Ken Mac said...

its' good to be king!

Karima said...

wonderful!:)

toby fishman said...

Can you please contact me at dreamworksdesigns@gmail.com regarding permission to use this image?