Tag Archives: manhattan

No Gas In Manhattan

The other day my boss and longtime friend Tem were driving along Houston Street to a job site on East 10th Street. The Californian had moved here in the early 80s and I had come to the East Village in the 70s. We spoke about the changes to the neighborhood, pointing out what was still […]

Elegant Hands

This blonde on the Vespa in front of the Dakota says it all about the 1970s New York. A blue dress in front of a blue car. The blonde elegantly studying her nails and not a mobile phone. Big feet and you know what they say about girls with big feet? Big hands.

Rob The Rich

I know rich people. They live mostly in Palm Beach, Millbrook, or the Upper Easts Side of Manhattan, because they feel safe in those wealthy enclaves, however armed gunman invaded a Tribeca condo a little after dark. One of the pair put a 9mm to the head of the young owner. “Where’s the safe?” The […]

Modern Forever

Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Seagram Building, park avenue, manhattan Ludwig Mies van der Rohe designed the Seagram Building at 375 Park Avenue to be the crown jewel of corporate modernism and the 38-story skyscraper has withstood the architectural assault of time. Last week I was walking past 375. My eyes were drawn into the […]

Zombies on the Highline

They are everywhere. Photo by Jorge Socarrás He lived while others dined.