It was my first time not only in New York but also in the United States.
You know how is it when you are thinking about some place, imaging it in colors and details. But when you come in this special place, you find something other. Not worse and not better, just something else. The city with streets’ sounds, tourists, homelesses and stores, with life like in other cities and countries. And in this moment you understand that the “unicorns” don’t exist and people in New York have the same problems as you in Tel Aviv, Moscow, Berlin or London.
I have to admit that the New York is new Babylon, place of power, place where you can find every nations and they live in peace (more or less). I heard about traffic, crowds and noise, but on the first day something changed in me and I felt at ease, like at home, like I was there before.
I’ll publish 10 posts with photos from my trip, I want to be honest with you, most of these photos- streets and people, I don’t like lovely pictures from post cards. So, I hope it will be interesting for you, as it was interesting for me.
B&H Photo Video, founded in 1973 and located at 420 Ninth Avenue on the corner of West 34th Street in Manhattan, New York City, is the largest non-chain photo and video equipment store in the United States. Many of the store’s employees are observant Satmar Hasidic Jews who close the store on Shabbat and most Jewish holidays.
The New Yorker A Wyndham Hotel is a historic hotel located at 481 Eighth Avenue. The hotel opened on January 2, 1930. Much like its contemporaries, the Empire State Building (1931) and the Chrysler Building (1930), the New Yorker was designed in the Art Deco style which was popular in the 1920s and 1930s.
I noticed that in New York there are a lot of homeless people (not freaks or addicts), ordinary people who have no money for rent in City.
The New York Times Building is a skyscraper on the west side of midtown Manhattan, that was completed in 2007.
Lonely police officer on his iron horse.
Times Square is a major commercial intersection and neighborhood in Midtown Manhattan, at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue, and stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Streets. One of the world’s busiest pedestrian intersections, it is also the hub of the Broadway Theater District and a major center of the world’s entertainment industry. Times Square is one of the world’s most visited tourist attractions, drawing an estimated fifty million visitors annually. Approximately 330,000 people pass through Times Square daily, many of them tourists; while over 460,000 pedestrians walk through Times Square on its busiest days.
The Majestic Theatre is a Broadway theatre located at 245 West 44th Street. It is one of the largest Broadway theatres with 1,645 seats, and traditionally has been used as a venue for major musical theatre productions. The theatre has housed The Phantom of the Opera since it opened on January 26, 1988. With a record-breaking 11,335 performances to date, it is currently the longest-running production in Broadway history.
Broadway is a road runs 21 km through Manhattan and 3.2 km through the Bronx. The name Broadway is the English literal translation of the Dutch name, Breede weg. Broadway is known widely as the heart of the American theatre industry. Broadway was originally the Wickquasgeck Trail, carved into the brush of Manhattan by its Native American inhabitants. This trail originally snaked through swamps and rocks along the length of Manhattan Island.
Upon the arrival of the Dutch, the trail soon became the main road through the island from Nieuw Amsterdam at the southern tip. The Dutch explorer and entrepreneur David Pietersz de Vries gives the first mention of it in his journal for the year 1642 (“the Wickquasgeck Road over which the Indians passed daily”). The Dutch named the road “Heerestraat”. Although current street signs are simply labeled as “Broadway”, in a 1776 map of New York City, Broadway is explicitly labeled “Broadway Street”.
The Westside Theatre is an off-Broadway performance space at 407 West 43rd Street between Ninth and Tenth Avenues in the Hell’s Kitchen neighborhood. The Romanesque Revival style building was constructed in 1890 for the Second German Baptist Church, which it housed until the 1960s. The site was then occupied by various nightclubs until its establishment as a theatre in 1976.
Columbus Circle is a traffic circle and heavily trafficked intersection at the southwest corner of Central Park.
The High Line (also known as the High Line Park) is a 2.33 km New York City linear park built in Manhattan on an elevated section of a disused New York Central Railroad spur called the West Side Line. Inspired by the 4.8-kilometer Promenade plantée (tree-lined walkway), a similar project in Paris completed in 1993, the High Line has been redesigned and planted as an aerial greenway and rails-to-trails park.
The park’s attractions include naturalized plantings that are inspired by the landscape that grew on the disused tracks, and views of the city and the Hudson River. The trail is made of pebble-dash concrete walkways that swells and constricts, swings from side to side, and divides into concrete tines that meld the hardscape with the planting embedded in railroad gravel mulch. Stretches of track and ties recall the High Line’s former use. Portions of track are adaptively re-used for rolling lounges positioned for river views.
Most of the planting, which includes 210 species, is of rugged meadow plants, including clump-forming grasses, liatris, and coneflowers, with scattered stands of sumac and smokebush, but not limited to American natives.
The High Line Park also has cultural attractions. As part of a long-term plan for the park to host temporary installations and performances of various kinds.
The High Line has been depicted in numerous media works, before and after its redevelopment. The 1979 film Manhattan included a shot of the High Line, as director and star Woody Allen speaks the first line: “Chapter One. He adored New York City.”
With the opening of the High Line Park, many films and television shows have set sequences there. In 2011, the television series Louie used the High Line as a setting for one of the title character’s dates. Other works to set scenes on the High Line since it opened include the series Girls and the Simpsons episode “Moonshine River”
The Empire State Building is a 102-story skyscraper located in Midtown Manhattan. It has a roof height of 381 m, and with its antenna spire included, it stands a total of 443 m high. Its name is derived from the nickname for New York, the Empire State. It stood as the world’s tallest building for nearly 40 years, from its completion in early 1931 until the topping out of the original World Trade Center’s North Tower in late 1970 (and One World Trade Center from April 2012).
The Empire State Building is generally thought of as an American cultural icon. It is designed in the distinctive Art Deco style and has been named as one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. In 2007, it was ranked number one on the AIA’s List of America’s Favorite Architecture.
Greetings my Russian friends:)
Tenth Avenue, known as Amsterdam Avenue between 59th Street and 193rd Street, is a north-south thoroughfare on the West Side of Manhattan.
Tenth Avenue and One World Trade Center.
Ordinary New Yorkers 1.
Ordinary New Yorkers 2.
The Meatpacking District is a neighborhood in the New York City borough of Manhattan which runs roughly from West 14th Street south to Gansevoort Street.
The area’s decline began around the 1960s, as part of the general decline of the waterfront area. Containerization of freight; the advent of supermarkets which changed the distribution pattern for meat, dairy and produce from a locally or regionally based system to a more national one; and the development of frozen foods and refrigerated trucks to deliver them were all factors in this, but meatpacking continued to be the major activity in the neighborhood through the 1970s. At the same time a new “industry”, nightclubs and other entertainment and leisure operations catering to a gay clientele began to spring up in the area.
The Plaza Hotel, located in the Midtown Manhattan neighborhood, is a landmark 20-story luxury hotel and condominium apartment building. The French Renaissance château-style building was designed by Henry Janeway Hardenbergh and opened to the public on October 1, 1907. At the time, it cost $12.5 million to construct. When the hotel opened, a room at the Plaza Hotel was only $2.50 per night. You can saw this hotel in movies and serials: Home Alone 2: Lost in New York, Scent of a Woman, The Great Gatsby, Friends, Seinfeld, etc.
Washington Mews is a private gated street in New York City between Fifth Avenue and University Place just north of Washington Square Park. Along with MacDougal Alley and Stuyvesant Street, it was originally part of a Lenape trail which connected the Hudson and East Rivers, and was first developed as a mews (row of stables) that serviced horses from homes in the area.
Since the 1950s the former stables have served as housing, offices and other facilities for New York University.
Our “good friends” from Arab countries. They live in USA, but their hearts in Palestine. Crowd of bearded men and one woman with microphone- they know what is it “democracy” and “human rights”. Lol.
They don’t want to be a part of the country and they kneel in the center of New York. Why? Because they want, because they have a power in this world (but UN sees only what they want, stupid monkeys!)
My lil’ friend from New York- Maya Markovna. I think she is the best kid in the city!