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Thursday, January 23, 2014

Street View, on the Upper East Side

85th Candy, UES
Photo by myself on 85th Street and Third Avenue, on the Upper East Side.

A photo from the recent stash, before the recent snowstorm.

The street view along 85th Street is predictable - apartment buildings with stores on the bottom and residences above. Fire escapes and signs dangle from the building facades. The sidewalk is unusually clean.

Right now, we're covered with snow and it is completely freezing outside. The brisk wind makes it feel like -2(F) or -18(C). Ugh!

Related posts: Thursday Morning on Lex, on the Upper East Side, The World Walks By, on Fifth Avenue, and Night View, Near the Dakota.


s.c said...

Nice night shot. I have pity with the guy that has to go down the stairs with the snow these days. A tough going I think.

Olivier said...

bon courage avec ce froid et cette neige. Mais (pour les touristes comme moi) NYC est si beau sous la neige :)

Ken Mac said...

are those locally owned mom and pop stores? Cant' we replace those with Dunkin Donuts McDonalds Star*ucks?

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