This is Pershing Square restaurant, at the intersection of 42nd Street and Park Avenue. The location is historically significant because of its proximity to Grand Central Terminal, and because of its having been prominently featured in the Battle of New York.
As I've been quite busy lately, I didn't have a chance to take my DSLR out for a morning of dedicated shooting. I took this with my phone while walking through the area. In a way, it worked out well. I would not have gotten this wide angle view with my camera's 30 mm lens.
Street Crossing, Pershing Square
I like how different this image looks compared to the first one. As the pedestrians start to cross the street in the first image, they're roughly lined up left to right across the shot. Here, it's as if that neat left to right plane is broken and they're walking through it.
Do Not Enter
The block on 42nd Street between Vanderbilt and Madison Avenues has been under demolition for some time, as it will eventually make way for the One Vanderbilt skyscraper. The entire block is surrounded in this gauze looking shroud. Every few weeks, I'll notice a portion of the shroud gone, and along with it, the part of the block that stood behind it, leaving empty space and the walls of the adjacent buildings.
Since I'm not watching the work as it happens, it almost seems like a magic trick in slow motion.
Up and Over
Funny to see this handwritten sign juxtaposed next to the clean lines of the nearly brand new terminal at Hudson Yards.
Hudson Yards Subway Station
Lucky Buddha in Glass
"Brewed and bottled at the Thousand Island Lake in China fusing the finest quality malt, hops, rice and water from this pristine region delivering an Asian style lager that is truly an enlightened brew."
- Lucky Buddha: Enlightened Beer website.