Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Hell's Kitchen, June 2006

A lot of older tenement buildings, like this one on W. 53rd Street, have these arched openings onto the sidewalk. I believe they're old coal chutes, where coal for furnaces could be dumped directly into the basement. Now they're all sealed over, but they can be visually interesting.

"Tovid" is a common graffiti tag all over Hell's Kitchen. This one is especially fun, with those stars and squiggles!

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