Tudor City & UN Plaza (New York Slice)

Here’s a slice of NYC I cut through on my walk from Times Square up to York and E.73 to pick up my car yesterday. Passing Grand Central, I was walking down E.42nd street where I came up to the staircase leading up to “Tudor City.” Up I went, moving north along the edge of Tudor City, and then down another staircase where I saw the Isaiah quote. The Isaiah made no sense until I looked up and realized I was now across 1st Ave. from the UN. A nice day’s sunny winter walk. Tudor City was built in 1927 (?) as the first ever skyscraper residential complex in the world (Wikipedia). Before that, it was a violent, waterfront Irish slum. The UN is the UN. I like the modular blue-grey look in the glare.

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics. http://religion.syr.edu
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