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Monday, January 17, 2011

A Peek Through Central Park

Above Central Park
Photo by myself around 57th Street and 6th Avenue.

Above, the view between buildings through Central Park to the Upper West Side.

The orange-colored building is the Majestic, a deco apartment tower at 71st Street and Central Park West. The Wikipedia page of the Majestic reveals that the building once housed the heads of the Luciano crime family.

To the right of the Majestic is the swanky Beresford, some ten blocks north. Smoke seems to be coming out of the top, perhaps from wood burning fireplaces.

The aerial view of Central Park looks scraggly during the winter. I'll have to try to take a photo during the warmer months when the buildings aren't casting such a shadow.

Related posts: The Sky is Falling, The View from on High and Hovering Above Park Avenue.

6 comments:

Olivier said...

une belle vue hivernale de Central Park

mheidelberger said...

Really like the shadow the building casts...

WTakeuchi said...

Hi Kitty! Nice view (even though I prefer it green!).

Lily Hydrangea said...

I can only imagine how nice it would be to live in Manhattan & come home to a fireplace burning on a cold Winter's day!

Kitty said...

Thanks Olivier!

Thanks Matt
It's a different view, isn't it? You might not realize that the buildings actually cast shadows, but they do. They are a real presence around the park.

Thanks Washington!

Hi Lily
You'd be surprised how many of these pre-war apartments have several fireplaces. I agree, it's so cool.

residence said...

Nwe York is a great city!