Landmarks at a Distance

I met my friend Marisa for lunch in Chinatown, and also to go back and buy those glasses which are apparently a steal. I was early, she was late, so I walked around and took pictures. It’s a gorgeous, perfect day for it.

First up is the Chrysler Building.

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This is the Manhattan Bridge. I can never keep the bridges in the East River straight. I only know which is which because of a mnemonic someone once taught me. BMT. That’s a subway line, and also the initials of the bridges going from downtown to uptown. The one furthest downtown is the Brooklyn Bridge, followed by the Manhattan and last is the Triborough.

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I also can’t keep the buildings straight. I think this is the Municipal Building and maybe One Police Plaza is in there along with City Hall? I don’t know. I totally fail as a New Yorker.

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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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5 thoughts on “Landmarks at a Distance

  1. Going north, it’s the Brooklyn Bridge, then the Manhattan Bridge (it has the nice round globes on the towers) then the Williamsburg, which, compared with the others is pretty ugly. Then at 59th it’s the Queensboro (aka the 59th St Bridge), and the Triboro is at 125th (cause it connects Manhattan, Queens and da Bronx.).
    And that’s the Woolworth Bldg peeking over the Muni Bldg’s shoulder.
    Nice nice pics.

  2. Thank you!

    And thanks for the bridge lesson Dan. Stupid bridges. It’s their fault I can’t keep them straight. BMWQT. Come on!

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