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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

On the View from the Upper East Side

Above Central Park, NYC
Photo by myself above Central Park, around 86th Street and Fifth Avenue.

Ah, what a view? I took this photo from a project site last week.

The trees in Central Park are showing their fall colors. The large building to the left is the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Has anyone caught the recent episode of Frontline, set in a hair salon on the Upper East Side?

The episode, called Close to Home, originally aired October 27th. A New York hairdresser has intimate conversations with her clients, many of whom are struggling economically.

It's amazing how honest some of these talks were. The styling mirror helps, since stylist and client can talk to each other eye-to-eye, without looking at each other directly.

Mark and I only saw part of the show but plan to watch it again. I loved what I saw simply because these are fellow New Yorkers on film. Sadly, many of those interviewed thought they could solve their troubles by using their credit cards.

I always thought the Upper East Side and its residents were untouchable. Not so.

You can see the entire show free online. Click here to read more about the Frontline episode.

Related posts: The World Above Central Park, Along the Edge of Central Park and Fall From Above.


javi said...

maravillosa evocaion la de Central Park... your window fantastic... que maravilla contemplar esto desde esta ventana... un encanto...

Washington Cesar Takeuchi said...

Wow!! Amazing view!Really from this balcony anyone may feel untouchable!! Is it for rent? :o)

brattcat said...

This is such a fabulous image! Thanks for the heads-up about the Frontline episode.

Petitbobun said...

Beautiful pictures ! And all these colours... Really beautiful !

Ken Mac said...

classic new yawk

elsie said...

that is THE view in my "when I live in NYC" fantasy... ahhhhhhhhh...

Fredrik said...

I have to mark this date so I know when to visit NYC. Or is spring better?

Kitty said...

Thanks everyone! I'm glad you enjoyed the photo. :-)

Fredrik, Fall is very brief in NYC and moody. Sometimes it is rainy but other times it's gorgeous, sunny and mild. It really depends.

Spring tends to be even more elusive. Mark prefers the fall. Usually we have an 'Indian Summer' in late October/early November, where temperatures go up and it's gorgeous. I think last week we had a very warm day, almost in the 70s, so you never know.

I find Central Park always stunning. The winter is beautiful too, if you don't mind the cold. Just bring a parka, lol.

sonia a. mascaro said...

Wow! What a view!