I have a handful of slides from a trip my parents took to New York in the mid 1950's. This is one. I suspect the colors have shifted over the decades, but to some extent this captures the essence of New York in the industrial heyday of the post war era. Smoky, golden, vast. Slightly before my time.
I was in my 50's before I went to New York for the first time. I had to be there to understand the essence and attraction of the place.
Have you been there?
I've only been in New York once, for a conference eleven years ago in 2009 (so I would have been 52 then). On a free afternoon, I went to the Brooklyn Museum to see Judy Chicago's "Dinner Party" art installation. I walked a bit around the immediate area as well -- past Prospect Park to the Brooklyn Library. I saw the big memorial intersection that I think had something to do with the Civil War maybe?ReplyDelete
I need to go to Brooklyn, one of my grandmother's uncles ran a bar just over the bridge, I have never been there.Delete
Once for a week. While we enjoyed it and it was good to tick off, we wouldn't go again. We found the heat and humidity hard going.ReplyDelete
Summer can be swampy, winters cold and wet.Delete
the first time - 1968, 8th grade class trip. then off and on throughout the early/mid 70s. last time about 3 years ago to meet a knitting friend from the UK.ReplyDelete
Easy to get to from Philly.Delete
amtrak makes it so!Delete
Born there. Left for good in 1980. Back every year for a visit and that’s enough for me. The air is at least cleaner now. Amazing city, but not for me anymore.ReplyDelete
I didn't understand the appeal, until I went there. I could live there.Delete
I've been several times, but the last was in early June, 1979. I took ten of my high school drama kids for a whirlwind 3-4 day theatre visit. The goal was to see as many productions as possible, sometimes two a day. One weird memory was when we were on the subway. One of my kids, a gorgeous senior, lost a contact lense. You’ve never seen so many guys in that car scramble to offer assistance. If I had lost one of my contacts, someone would have just stepped on it!ReplyDelete
I have never been to the theater in NY, on the to do list.Delete
Spent many years near and lifetime career in Manhattan at a time when the air was electric with creativity, progress and the hardy. No city quite like it... very glib and savvy cab drivers versed on so many topics. Saw that Judy Chicago exhibit; a grand eye opener. NYC todayReplyDelete
is heart-wrenching thanks to the nuts let out of their shells.....