Friday, May 26, 2017

Walking in New York

New York is one of the great walking cities of the world. John and I always wear ourselves out with what we call aerobic tourism.
We stayed on West 23rd Street between 8th and 9th Avenues. 
Nearby between 9th and 10th Ave sits the London Terrace Towers, one time residence of Debbie Harry.
The neighbourhood includes the Fashion Institute of Technology so one can expect to see some original clothing design on the streets.
It's also near the Chelsea Gallery neighbourhood where art and meatpacking still mix.
We always admire the famous Empire Diner on 10th Avenue.
On 8th Ave around West 19th St we caught a performance by the Jose Limon Company at the Joyce Theater
and bought our postcard stamps at the huge, temple of postal service at West 34th.
Colourful streetwear on the subway heading south.
This fabulous Bowery Savings Bank on Bowery Ave has been preserved as an event rental space.
New Yorkers are good at rethinking architecture from their past (5th Avenue).
That's enough walking for now. Let's hop on the southbound 5th Avenue bus. John took this picture of  Grand Plaza Square through the grimy bus windows.

1 comment:

  1. And the New Yorkers walk fast too!
    Yes indeed great place to walk and people-watch.