Roof Views

I saw this picture on the Greenwich Village Daily Photo, it’s from the guy’s roof. It made me want to take a picture from my roof to figure out which part of the Village we both live in. Here’s his (and yeah, he’s a better photographer, sigh). Oh and this is looking south, toward the World Trade Center.


And here is from my roof. I should have taken this closer to sunset, the colors would have been prettier. Moving on. I definitely live further west than he does, but without knowing what lens he used, it’s hard to compare how far uptown we both are. Those two spire buildings to the right of the tallest building in the center are totally missing in his picture. That’s weird. They must be behind something in his. I also can’t quite figure out high up he is compared to me. It looks mostly the same. Maybe his is a little higher?


Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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