Friday, June 24, 2016
For Short Time Only: A New View (Garment District, Manhattan)
The streets in Manhattan are often compared to canyons, with buildings substituting for mountains. But buildings are not mountains. For one thing, new ones come and go every 50 to 100 years. And when a building is razed, a new vista opens up. Light pours in. Life can be viewed from new angles.
Take, for example, 38th Street between 9th and 8th avenues. In one of those once-in-several-decades moments, a new view has been born, allowing strollers on 38th a little more breathing room, a little more sky and light, and a new perspective on 39th street, a block away.