Today's route: Midtown East
Looking west on 42nd Street beyond the Grand Hyatt Hotel, where I stayed with my teammates of the Western Carolina University Model United Nations team during the 2001 National MUN Conference
I would never have believed back then - as a North Carolina college student visiting New York City - that six years later, I would be working in an office building less than three blocks away on West 42nd (the building in which I work is just barely visible on the right).
The Chrysler Building
The lobby of the Chrysler Building
And its mural ceiling
The Chanin Building
Vaulted interior at 110 East 42nd, in which it appears that
a banquet for Parade magazine was in preparation
Hanging from the ceiling are various magazine covers,
including one featuring Tobey Maguire, which made me
think of Dina's recent blog post.
Garden atrium of the Ford Foundation
The stairs to Tudor City
Twin parks of Tudor City divided by 42nd Street
South side of East 42nd
North side of East 42nd
Tudor City in the shadows of more modern architecture
One of the 12 apartment houses: Tudor Place
The United Nations from the overpass above 42nd Street
Looking back on my route from the overpass connecting the twin parks of Tudor City, one of my new favorite neighborhoods
From here, I could see the entire length of 42nd crossing Manhattan to New Jersey on the opposite bank of the Hudson River.