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Old October 29th, 2009, 07:09 AM   #1
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NYC Flint Travels #1

I finally found time and ability to get out of my house and do walk a little bit in NYC. It was a beautiful day and I made quite a trip of about 12 miles on foot.

Battery park, Downtown, WTC, Wall Street, Fulton Fish market, Beekman Tower, Chinatown, SOHO, East side HWY, Chelsey, Clinton.
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Old October 29th, 2009, 07:10 AM   #2
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Battery park

School and residences


Apt building


this is 10 minutes away from the heart of financial district


Apt building and Goldman Sachs tower between them. they just made more than 4 billion$


park is made in some old empirical style with granite and roman columns






What a view from the park and the buildings on another Goldman Sachs building on the extreme left










Statue of liberty


Life is sport for some people


Roses in October?


lets go through to financial pyramids of wall street








All of this is very solidly built




Building of poets - don't know why the name...
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Old October 29th, 2009, 07:11 AM   #3
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Downtown

well this is the place where "bloodsuckers and capitalist pigs" are working


Stadium, movie theater fro community and hotel at the same building


these Goldman and Sachs were supposed to be very smart and savvy guys. they made quite a bank with quite a lot of money. This building that they are building is close to a billion$


despite the crisis luxury apt buildings are on the rise - these guys don't have any ups or downs ever.




Bank is paying for the whole territory being taken care of around it. I smell more than 100 million in all these trees, covered alleys and other amenities.


Long live the Port Authority and its perpetual construction of WTC










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Old October 29th, 2009, 07:12 AM   #4
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I am going to Broadway now. Equitable building on the right








Stone jungle of downtown


Here we have Federal reserve bank of NY- one of 12 and the most rich one. These are the guys that count down the last trillions of dollars to prop up American financial system




I imagine that behind those massive doors there are huge sacks with gold and money. If they loose even a single one of them and some one will find it he and his grandchildren will be set for life.


Commerce dept building - even during British rule


let us not forget that we are in the financial capital of the world!!!




NY Life building - aka another Trump tower today


Chase bank


Last bastion of pure capitalism on earth - NYSE


Here George Washington took and oath of the president




they are filming the film here of course -" The nest guy"




OK lets go to Fulton fish market








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About 15 years ago this very place was the center of massive fish market. Tones of fish were unloaded here right from the ships. most of all this commotion was at night. But the smell was 24/7 and you con pick it up a mile away. Finally some of our distinguished fathers of the city decided that enough is enough and moved the market to Bronks and made this area tourist friendly. First everyone though that it is a dead idea in the water. but... I here by stand a witness to another American miracle of commercial transformation - old fish market buildings were successfully converted into GAP, Ralph Loren, Calvin Cline, Chanel and etc. What do you know?....
So now they sell high fashion articles here but it si still called Fulton Fish market.







From here I go to take a look at Beekman Tower. This building is another glorious example of how our community boards and nimbys are keen on extortion, control and do absolutely nothing positive in their pitiful roles in this city. Despite their naver ending complains the tower is getting built.



облицовка из сплава стали, алюминия и титана.








China town where I decided to a have lunch and after which I went to to SOHO












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Fish stores in China town - now we are talking!









SOHO

Police dept in SOHO


Fall colors




lets drink and eat 24/7 - this is the right place for this




Bakery with fantastic pastries


Me in the damn bad mirror - I look like a midget here
















over here I bought a nice cigar for moi since I was barely able to walk anymore. here is the store and the salesperson from Egypt who was very friendly and helpful.


Hookahs anyone?


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Gosh I made it! Remember I started my journey over there?



















Really nice dogs


Day was becoming quite hot and people literally decided to sunbath




roses again












Damn - girls are just simply walking with no shoes!!! is this October really?


bikini anyone?


The whole park along the Hudson is done with lots and lots of style.



















It says:
"I can sail without wind, I can row without oars, but I cannot part from my friend without tears."



crab catching?




lovely bride










Henessy building


"Sails" by F Gehry




it used to be a dump yard....













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Old October 29th, 2009, 01:46 PM   #9
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Nice photos John, thanks for sharing.
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Loved the tour! Thanks But a question, what are they building here;?

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Old October 29th, 2009, 02:31 PM   #11
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Loved the tour! Thanks But a question, what are they building here;?
I think it is an extension to existing building. I saw a few examples of this here and there. - since there are no empty spaces - they just build up on top of what is already there.
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"I can sail without wind, I can row without oars, but I cannot part from my friend without tears."
It's an old Swedish-Finnish song that practically every kid learns in school here, I wonder who engraved it there.

Thanks for tour John, New York always looks amazing!
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I think it is an extension to existing building. I saw a few examples of this here and there. - since there are no empty spaces - they just build up on top of what is already there.
How many floors? It's kinda weird, next to those windows and on top (and next) to such old buildings... Hope the exterior is not going to be modern.
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really enjoyed that tour... thanks!
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Old October 29th, 2009, 11:45 PM   #16
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How many floors? It's kinda weird, next to those windows and on top (and next) to such old buildings... Hope the exterior is not going to be modern.
Looks like 6-7 extra floors. and there is going to be a small gap between this new addition and big building to the left - so the windows will look into the wall. It is weird indeed - but this area - has no any empty space whatsoever.

here is another one. old hotel was upgraded up with some ugly looking addition. old part is only 7 floors - they build 2 (two) additions up like a Babylonian zikkurat with another ~10 floors. looks ugly as hell. even the bricks are different in color (old and new parts). and it is couple blocks away from the Wall street.
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It's an old Swedish-Finnish song that practically every kid learns in school here, I wonder who engraved it there.

Thanks for tour John, New York always looks amazing!
Honestly I have no idea - it is possible that the architect / landscaper of this park had Swedish-Finnish origins. or maybe he actually lives in Europe and just made this job there. who knows... but he did a good job and these words are quite nice and appropriate for the place given the fact that it is an old dock place.
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It's an old Swedish-Finnish song that practically every kid learns in school here, I wonder who engraved it there.

Thanks for tour John, New York always looks amazing!
guess what - someone told me today that this monument dedicated to those who died of Aids. I didn't know this - so now the words have more meaning.
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