New York City Love Letters: A Few Shots That Grabbed My Eye

A few New York City scapes caught my eye on an 18-mile jaunt down and back up the island of Manhattan. 🚲 🌃 ☀️ 🌳

Times Square is one of the world’s most visited tourist attractions, drawing an estimated 50 million visitors annually. Approximately 330,000 people pass through Times Square daily (well NORMALLY) many of them tourists,while over 460,000 pedestrians walk through Times Square on its busiest days (again normally). Formerly known as Longacre Square, Times Square was renamed in 1904 after The New York Times moved its headquarters to the then newly erected Times Building, now One Times Square. It is the site of the annual New Year’s Eve ball drop, which began on December 31, 1907 and continues to attract over a million visitors to Times Square every year
Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower. The South Building’s tower was designed by the architectural firm of Napoleon LeBrun & Sons and erected between 1905 and 1909. Inspired by St Mark’s Campanile, the tower features four clock faces, four bells, and lighted beacons at its top, and was the tallest building in the world until 1913
The New York Life Building is the headquarters of the New York Life Insurance Company at 51 Madison Avenue in New York City. The tower is 40 stories tall, consisting of 34 office stories topped by a pyramidal, gilded six-story roof, and was constructed in 1927–1928. It overlooks Madison Square Park in the Rose Hill and NoMad neighborhoods of Manhattan.
Fancy-pants multi-level cantilevered condo building on Delancey.
This mural raised $12,500 for the tenement museum
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. It was built between 1902 and 1904. The church building, designed by the noted architectural firm of Schickel & Ditmars, who were generally responsible for the designs of Roman Catholic commissions or other clients of German descent. The congregation was founded in 1868 after splitting from St. James’s Lutheran Church. Most New York Lutherans were German in the nineteenth century, and “Holy Trinity was one of a very few English-speaking Lutheran congregations. The first church was at 47 West 21st Street, in the edifice originally built for St. Paul’s Reformed Dutch Church.”

Published by edsalvato

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

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