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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Northern Exposure - Part 1


DSC03591There's life, and untold wonders, above 125th St, and I have seen it!

All thanks to Fernando and Sunil, who live on W 151st, and invited me up for the day two weeks back...

The W 130s an 140s are also known as Hamilton Heights, after the guy on the tenback.

At left, the Princeton-esque splendor of City College's main campus, a classicist affair constructed from 1903-1907 by the legendary George Brown Post, who also designed the New York Stock Exchange and Brooklyn Historical Society.

Of course City College has its modernist buildings as well...
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Red flowers lit up the gray day at St Nicholas Park...
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That's a statue of Alexander Hamilton in front of St Luke's Church, and that yellow building under construction, believe it or not, is Hamilton's last home, Hamilton Grange. The National Park Service is trying to move the Grange to St Nicholas Park, and this has generated much argument...
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I love this shot of yellow flowers brightening up a weathered fa├žade..
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Outside of Manhattan's square grid, I wasn't quite sure where we were wandering... Here's the map that would have satisfied that spontaneous curiosity. I'll bring it along next time...
I'll post more Uptown photos later in the week....

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