Walks in New York and elsewhere

My comments on buildings, shops, restaurants that catch my eye as I wander around New York City and other places.

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Monday, August 29, 2005

42nd Street River to River

Going west to east, as opposed to the the east to west direction of the 57th Street walk --

Say "Forty-Second Street" to most out-of-towners, and Times Square comes to mind, and to those who haven't kept up with developments over the past 10-15 years, perhaps an aura of sleaze and danger that is no longer part of the experience the way it used to be when the area was known to some as "The Deuce."

But, 42nd Street is far more than shorthand for popular entertainment. Some of the finest buildings in the city are to be found lining this fabled street: the New York Public Library's signature building, the Chrysler Building and Grand Central Terminal are only the most well-known.

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