Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Polaroid by Paul Lacotta


The Empire State Building lit red, white, and blue in this classic Polaroid by Paul Lacotta.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Lady and the New Girl from 23rd Street


It's true, I used to say really nasty things about this little upstart of a building that you can see to the right of the ESB (The Lady). But two things have changed. The building is starting to look kind of cool and it's impossibly tall and thin. In fact, I'm pretty sure that as soon as it gets some heft in the upper floors, the first strong wind will knock her over. Bye!

The other reason I don't care any more is that I am moving April 30th. I don't know to where but I'm pretty sure I won't be able to see The Lady (or any other sign of Manhattan) from wherever I can afford. So, New Girl from 23rd Street, do your stuff. I just don't care because no matter what you do, The Lady will always be classier, better looking, and capable of withstanding a plane wreck in her side. And as of April 30th, you will no longer be obstructing my view.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Kips Bay Movie Theater


The Lowes/AMC movie theater in Kips Bay has some problems (some theaters have poor sight lines and bad seating) but it does get the award for Best View of the Empire State Building from Any NYC Movie Theater.

Monday, February 2, 2009