New York City Love Letters: A Beautiful Spring Day

A gorgeous day for a (socially distant “en masque”) bike ride 🚲 🌃 ☀️ South on 2nd ave from 124th > west on 14th > north on 6th through Central Park then home.

Such a gorgeous venue! Radio City Music Hall is an entertainment venue at 1260 Avenue of the Americas, within Rockefeller Center, in Midtown Manhattan, New York City. Nicknamed the Showplace of the Nation, it is the headquarters for the Rockettes, the precision dance company. Radio City Music Hall was built on a plot of land that was originally intended for a Metropolitan Opera House. The opera h… See More — at Radio City Music Hall.
From any angle, this is a great building. The Empire State Building is a 102-story[c] Art Deco skyscraper in Midtown Manhattan in New York City. It was designed by Shreve, Lamb & Harmon and built from 1930 to 1931. Its name is derived from “Empire State”, the nickname of the state of New York. The building has a roof height of 1,250 feet (380 m) and stands a total of 1,454 feet (443.2 m) tall, inc… See More — at Empire State Building.
Detail of 1251 6th Ave. 1251 Avenue of the Americas, formerly known as the Exxon Building, is a skyscraper on Sixth Avenue (also known as Avenue of the Americas) in Manhattan, New York City, between 49th and 50th Streets. It is owned by Mitsui Fudosan. The structure is built in the international style[2] and looks like a simple cuboid devoid of any ornamentation. The vertical façade consists of al… See More — at 1251 Avenue of the Americas.
In 1836, Peter Gerard Stuyvesant (1778–1847) – the great-great-grandson of Peter Stuyvesant[9] – and his wife Helen (or Helena) Rutherfurd reserved four acres of the Stuyvesant farm and sold it for a token five dollars to the City of New York as a public park, originally to be called Holland Square, with the proviso that the City of New York build a fence around it. As time passed, however, no fen… See More — in Stuyvesant Square.
Closed due to the pandemic but this is a giant and beloved (by many) department store. Macy’s Herald Square (originally named the R. H. Macy and Company Store) is the flagship of the Macy’s department store chain; it is located on Herald Square in Manhattan, New York City. The building’s 2,500,000 square feet (230,000 m2),[3] which includes 1,250,000 square feet (116,000 m2) of retail space, makes it among the largest department stores in the United States. The store has stood at the site since 1901. — at Macy’s.
Rutherford Place began life as a maternity hospital, but the hospital was converted in the mid-1980s into a residential building. This prewar building is a classic example of the Beaux Arts architectural style. Its conversion was praised for maintaining many of the building’s historically significant detailing and ornamentation. Rutherford Place is found in the neighborhood of Gramercy Park, an area known for its prewar buildings. — at Rutherford Place.

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LGBTQ marketing, communications and travel safety expert; CEO of the LGBTQ Pavilion at the New York Times Travel Show; educator; public speaker; expert panel organizer and moderator

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