Photo by myself, around East 80th Street and Madison Avenue.
This photo was taken looking east, toward the backsides of tall apartment buildings that face Park Avenue.
The front facades of buildings along Park Avenue are often limestone. Toward the back, the buildings are brick, which is a much cheaper material.
Smaller townhouses line the streets between Madison Avenue and Fifth. The rooftops are littered with water towers, air conditioning equipment and skylights.
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