Wednesday, June 6, 2007
East 29th Street, June 2007
Continuing on the recent "view from my window" theme, here's my view of the Empire State Building. I took this at dusk two nights ago. I especially like the nights when the ESB is lit with white lights - the colors change constantly, depending on the season and holidays, but I go for the simplicity of white. It's very Grace Kelly/Audrey Hepburn, as opposed to the colored lights, which are kind of Stella Stevens.
Most neighborhoods in New York City have very distinct identities. My neighborhood, on the other hand, is kind of an in-between zone. I've mentioned before that the AIA Guide to New York architecture calles my neighborhood Rose Hill, but that's an old historic name that I never hear anyone actually use.
It's sometimes called Murray Hill, but most people think of Murray Hill proper as the area of stately townhouses a few blocks north. My street is just a little more earthy than much of Murray Hill proper. (But as a coworker once told me, "When you sell your apartment, it's Murray Hill.")
I think we should call ourselves "SoMuHi," for South Murray Hill. Rolls right off the tongue, doesn't it?