Tagged With "Manhattan Municipal Building"

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Mayor: NYC is more than just Manhattan!

PHeymont ·
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio told an NYU Hospitality Conference that the city's tourism business is blooming, but the industry needs to help people find the out-of-Manhattan treasures that can build even more business. He pointed out not only new...
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Risky business: selfies hanging out of helicopter

PHeymont ·
Bad enough poking people in the eye with a selfie stick! Now the rich and careless among the selfie brigade can take pictures of themselves hanging out the open door of a helicopter high over Manhattan. Why? Because they can, of course!   FlyNYON...
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August 21, 2016 The Highline Park

Jonathan L ·
The Highline is an urban park built on the pathway of what was an elevated rail line through lower Manhattan. It provides an urban escape, and some interesting views back into the older industry f NYC.
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April 24, 2019: NYPD Smart Car

Samantha ·
Spotted on the road in Manhattan, this NYPD Smart Car. Some call it more approachable.
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Re: April 24, 2019: NYPD Smart Car

DrFumblefinger ·
I am curious where they stow an arrested violent person en route to the police station? And would love to see that Smart Care chase a muscle car in a high speed pursuit.
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Re: April 24, 2019: NYPD Smart Car

PHeymont ·
Neither of those situations is a concern; the Smart Cars are used to get officers to minor incidents including traffic situations and to patrol areas around schools and so forth. There are still larger cars for other purposes, mostly at this point Chevy Impalas. The big Crown Vics are gone.
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Re: April 24, 2019: NYPD Smart Car

DrFumblefinger ·
Still, the image of a Smart Car chasing the Dukes of Hazzard GTO has some appeal.
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Re: April 24, 2019: NYPD Smart Car

PHeymont ·
Think of the movie The Italian Job . Either version...
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Re: May 18, 2016: World Trade Center near dusk

Samantha ·
We were just there in October and I was amazed at what a great job they did in honor of all those lost lives that tragic day. I was glad to go and pay my respect. Continued blessings to the familes and firends of those lost that day. Thanks for sharing.
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Apr. 29, 2016: Manhattan Municipal Building

PHeymont ·
Built to bring New York's city government under one roof, this wedding cake of a building is a familiar icon—but despite its size, no longer big enough.
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May 18, 2016: World Trade Center near dusk

PHeymont ·
A dusk view of the new One World Trade Center and its cohorts...not the New York skyline of memory.
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March 29, 2017 - New York City

Jonathan L ·
On a cold winter's day, the view of the Manhattan Skyline from the Staten Island Ferry is a beautiful sight. And best of all, it's free.
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Dec. 2, 2018: Hell's Kitchen street scenes

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L shows us some of the street scenes from Hell's Kitchen in NYC
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Re: March 29, 2017 - New York City

Samantha ·
Thanks for the pics Jonathan. We had a great time in NYC and can't wait to visit again. Thanks for the happy memories.
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Re: March 29, 2017 - New York City

PortMoresby ·
The view from the ferry - Manhattan looks like it's just floating there. Lovely.
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Re: Apr. 29, 2016: Manhattan Municipal Building

Travel Rob ·
Terrific photos! I feel like I'm there.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 18, 2014: Lower Manhattan's New Skyline

Jonathan L ·
You may have noticed that NYC has 2 areas of very tall buildings - The Battery/Financial District and Midtown, separated by an large area where building height is limited. This was not just due to zoning. The reason is geological. The bedrock is very close to the surface in Midtown and Battery so there is support for very tall buildings. However, From 34th street down to Canal the bedrock is much deeper and the ground is more sandy/gravely, so it was unsafe to build tall buildings in area.
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Magnificent: St. Patrick's Cathedral, Manhattan

Samantha ·
New York's Saint Patrick's Cathedral left a big impression on Samantha, as she reports here.
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Re: JetBlue at JFK: A most unusual rooftop lounge

DrFumblefinger ·
Is it a "frequent flyer" only lounge, or open to all JetBlue passengers?
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JetBlue at JFK: A most unusual rooftop lounge

PHeymont ·
JetBlue likes to keep up its passenger-friendly image (despite imposing baggage fees this week) so it's not a big surprise that they've blazed a new path in airport amenities: a rooftop lounge on top of their Terminal 5 at JFK.   The space is...
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Manhattan Monochrome

PHeymont ·
This picture was inspired by a 1930s Berenice Abbott photograph of lower Manhattan from the waterfront that I used in a blog about changing Manhattan views.
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Delta NY-BOS shuttle changes planes and LGA terminals

PHeymont ·
Starting in November, Delta's NY-Boston hourly shuttle operation is moving from the Marine Air Terminal, Laguardia's old terminal for the Pan Am flying boats of the 30s to Delta's main terminal at the far end of the field. It will no longer be able to...
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December Lights in New York City

Jonathan L ·
Jonathan L takes us on a walk through Manhattan to see some of the Holiday Lights
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Re: Manhattan Monochrome

DrFumblefinger ·
That's quite a skyline -- then and now!
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Re: Manhattan Monochrome

Samantha ·
Love seeing all these pictures. Just went to New York this year for the first time and fell in love with the city. Can't wait to go back and visit again. Thanks for the happy memories.
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Re: Lego Store, NYC: Only the Best is Good Enough

GarryRF ·
The Lego Store is becoming a High Street regular. I spent way too long admiring the model of Hogwarts School at a store in Pennsylvania. Lego is something you never grow out of.
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Re: New York Harbor: A visit to Lady Liberty!

IslandMan ·
I still remember passing her at 5.30am as we cruised into New York...she is beautiful, majestic and one giant world landmark!
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Re: New York Harbor: A visit to Lady Liberty!

GarryRF ·
It's good to see Liberty made a full recovery after Hurricane Sandy....
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Re: New York Harbor: A visit to Lady Liberty!

DrFumblefinger ·
Thank you for reminding us of that memorable Marilyn Monroe scene! Yes, Lady Liberty is doing well. Full recovery.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 17, 2014: Manhattan Distortion

DrFumblefinger ·
Looks almost like a reflection in a pool of water.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 7th, 2014: Grand Central Oyster Bar, New York

PHeymont ·
You won't find me eating oysters there (or anywhere!) but I've always loved the Guastavini tile ceilings. Not only gorgeous, but a lot like stepping back into another time in the station (Jack Finney fans will know what I mean...)
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 7th, 2014: Grand Central Oyster Bar, New York

DrFumblefinger ·
There's more than oysters at this restaurant, one of my favorites in New York as well. Excellent seafood selection as well.
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New York Harbor: View from a Tugboat

PHeymont ·
  As travelers, we like to poke around in cities and look for the less-seen sights—but it’s easy to forget we have them at home, too. New York from the water is an example. In this century, we New Yorkers tend to forget how important...
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Stephen A. Schwarzman New York Public Library, Manhattan

Samantha ·
Not just a huge collection of books: Samantha shows us that the main research branch of the New York Public Library is worth a visit for the building itself.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Aug. 17, 2014: Manhattan Distortion

PHeymont ·
The new 1 World Trade Center building and Frank Gehry's 8 Spruce Street apartment tower join the Brooklyn Bridge in this image shot through the imperfect plate glass walls of the carousel pavilion in Brooklyn Bridge Park.  
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 1st, 2014: Strawberry Fields, NYC

IslandMan ·
    Being a music fan, a Beatles fan and a John Lennon fan, I had to visit the Strawberry Fields memorial when we were in New York. It is located in Central Park West between 71st and 74th streets, directly opposite the Dakota Buildings...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, April 10, 2014: Central Park, New York, New York

Ottoman ·
    Central Park is an 843 acre urban park located in Manhattan in New York City.  It opened in 1857, and was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1962.  Open all year, it boasts many activities such as birding, boating,...
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New York Harbor: A visit to Lady Liberty!

DrFumblefinger ·
Often the best travel experiences are those which catch us by surprise.  I spend a fair bit of time researching and planning my trips, but love to stumble onto unexpected and memorable events. Like when our visit to Kandy in Sri Lanka coincided...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Oct 7th, 2014: Grand Central Oyster Bar, New York

IslandMan ·
     A visit to New York City is a must on anyone's travel itinerary or wish list. Whether you go for the architecture, the history, the nightlife or to just soak in the whole atmosphere of the place, it is certainly an unforgettable...
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Lego Store, NYC: Only the Best is Good Enough

Samantha ·
Samantha and her husband stumbled upon a Lego store while strolling around Manhattan. She was amazed at all the different types and colors of Lego.
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Re: Stephen A. Schwarzman New York Public Library, Manhattan

GarryRF ·
I could go into the Rose Room and lay on my back just admiring that amazing ceiling. A wonderful work of art.
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Re: Stephen A. Schwarzman New York Public Library, Manhattan

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for bringing back special memories of a great place. I love libraries, and this is one of the greatest I've ever visited. Nice post and great photos, Samantha, thanks!
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Re: Stephen A. Schwarzman New York Public Library, Manhattan

Samantha ·
Thanks guys. I loved all of New York, but this was very special. The ceilings reminded me of the ceilings you see in Europe. Sadly some people probably don't notice unless someone points it out Like I said in the post, it was the only time I felt like I was able to relax, breathe, and take in my surroundings. Definitely look forward to visiting again. Thanks again for you comments.
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Re: Stephen A. Schwarzman New York Public Library, Manhattan

GarryRF ·
You'd love the architecture in this building Samantha - St Georges Hall Liverpool England. I worked here for a few years.
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Re: Stephen A. Schwarzman New York Public Library, Manhattan

PHeymont ·
Thanks for the new perspective! I live in New York and have worked in that library many times over the years (including in days when it wasn't so well-kept), but you've still given me a fresh view of the building itself!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 18, 2014: Lower Manhattan's New Skyline

DrFumblefinger ·
It is truly a remarkable and unique skyline. I think Gehry's new building is brilliant. While some of his other buildings seem a little precious, I tend to enjoy his style. But this one's a stand out.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, May 18, 2014: Lower Manhattan's New Skyline

PortMoresby ·
I've said it here before and I'll say it again, I love Gehry's buildings. Whether one is a fan of all of them, or not, it's an amazing thing to perceive such seemingly static materials used in such a visually malleable way. Almost reverting to a tribal sensibility when fabric was the stuff of shelter, the most exciting tent wins. I'm surprised more of his influence hasn't been expressed by others. Or in domestic architecture. Maybe some day. Or maybe they have and I just haven't seen them...
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Re: Feb. 11, 2016: Flatiron Building, New York City

PHeymont ·
Glad you grabbed one of my favorites! Even though it's sometimes had embarrassingly badly-dressed stores in the base, it's always had a real dignity to it. Incidentally, it was New York's first building with a steel skeleton instead of masonry, which allowed it to be built very rapidly. In a way, it was an advertisement for its owner, the Fuller company (still a major builder). Daniel Burnham was the architect—which doesn't mean the building was popular when new!
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Re: Feb. 11, 2016: Flatiron Building, New York City

PHeymont ·
Incidentally, as you can see, it IS more or less the shape of a flatiron, and not a right triangle...
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Re: Feb. 11, 2016: Flatiron Building, New York City

Ottoman ·
Hmmmmm...looking at the picture you posted of the roof of the Flatiron Building Paul, it looks like a right angle triangle to me. There's only one way to settle this...my wife and I would love to visit New York again. So, one day (hopefully sooner than later) we'll have to meet on the Flatiron roof...I'll bring a carpenter square. If I'm right, you owe me a Guinness. If you're right, I'll buy you a delicious beverage of your choosing. Either way, visiting Manhattan again and meeting you is a...
 
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