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Feelin' Groovy

I've lived in NYC my whole life. There's no place like it in the world. I took a walk yesterday from Penn. Station to 82nd and East End. Most of the way along Fifth Avenue. I thought that if I had to list the 10 attractions that I love most in the City what would they be. Listed behind the cut are mine. They may change tomorrow. They are in no particular order. I'd like to know what are your favorites?

1) Yankee Stadium. I'm sorry Shea doesn't quite cut it. Citifield does look great. There is a great feeling when the 4 train comes out of the tunnel and you see that green grass. It brings back memories of Mantle, Maris, Munson and Mattingly etc...
2) The Chrysler Building. The most beautiful building in the City.
3) The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Whether it's the vendors outside or the impressionists inside, I dare anyone not to love this place.
4) Bryant Park and the New York Public Library. Walk up 41st street on the East side, read the plaques in the street. Go into the Library. It's more than the setting for Ghostbusters. Then have a cup of coffee in Bryant Park. a perfect afternoon.
5) Central Synagogue. If ever I became religious, this is where I'd worship.
6) Central Park. I walk in on the East Side. Never know where I'll exit. Remember seeing Elton John and Simon and Garfunkel there.
7) Forest Hills Gardens. Behind the Tennis Courts is an oasis.
8) The Little Red Lighthouse. Under the GW bridge there is a lighthouse made famous in a children's book.
9) Lincoln Center. Speaks for itself!
10) The Museum of Natural History. Childhood memories. I still learn something new every time I go.

I left out a lot. What are yours?


( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 18th, 2008 02:31 pm (UTC)
Chrysler Building
My favourite too! Have you seen the model of the top section by Timothy Richards? You can find it at MQGifts.com.
May. 18th, 2008 02:35 pm (UTC)
Re: Chrysler Building
No I haven't. I'll make a note of it. I worked in the building for nearly 3 years. Outside of my window were the Gargoyles. Quite an experience.
May. 18th, 2008 03:17 pm (UTC)
Re: Chrysler Building
I should have mentioned that there is also a model of one of the 'gargoyles' - a radiator cap.
May. 18th, 2008 03:24 pm (UTC)
Re: Chrysler Building
Out of curiosity, you're new to LJ. I'm not here that long. How did you come across my journal? I like having people respond. It's just so rare.
May. 18th, 2008 03:55 pm (UTC)
Re: Chrysler Building
I'm also new to LJ. Your last post showed up on a keyword search in Google (blogs) for keywords 'Chrysler Building'. I believe that the blogs engine lists most recent incidences of keywords first and yours was a very recent post.

Most people just use the main Google engine but you can get interesting (and sometimes more pertinent) results via some of their other engines such as images, blogs, groups, products etc.

In the interests of full disclosure I own MQGifts though I should add that the Chrysler Building IS my favourite and I was very pleased when Tim released the two models.

His work is quite amazing and he has an impressive client list which includes some rich and famous names - members of the royal family, Judi Dench, Phil Collins, the Lord Mayor of London to name but a few.

Noting some of your earlier posts you might also get a kick out of my Anti-Bush grafitti calendar which I haven't got around to taking down yet - it's at www.CafePress.com/heavenlybody
May. 18th, 2008 04:17 pm (UTC)
Re: Chrysler Building
Are my feelings for our President that obvious? I thought that I was being "fair and balanced."

I will take a look at it.
May. 18th, 2008 05:11 pm (UTC)
Re: Chrysler Building
I looked at them. They're lovely. Just out of my price range. Thank you.
May. 18th, 2008 06:19 pm (UTC)
No problem, it wasn't meant to be a big sales pitch. Just file it away in the back of your mind, you never know when someone might pick your brains about a special gift.

I notice that you like Frank Lloyd Wright; are you familiar with the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh? The two were born a year apart, almost to the day, and they were both practitioners of design in its broad sense, including interiors, decor and details such as stained glass.

Unfortunately, after only a decade or so in the public spotlight, Mackintosh slid into relative obscurity and his work was not really given the recognition that many think it deserved until long after he had passed away. At least one of his designs - an award-winning one - was not even built until the last 20 or so years.
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