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Sunrise over New York City and the Empire State Building.
The Flatiron Building on 23rd Street and the corners of Broadway and Fifth Avenue is a New York City Icon.
I spotted Robin (without Batman) at the Comic Con Cosplay.
World Trade Center. I was on the rooftop in 1977 of one of the Twin Towers. In the lower left-hand corner you can see a bit of the railing. In the distance on the right side, is the Empire State Building. I remember but don’t have any shots of some clouds around the building and a small plane flying below us. Entrance to the roof was possible for many years though I don’t know when it stopped. My last visit was in the year 2000 when my 10 year old son wanted to visit, and the rooftop was closed at the time.
On September 11th, 2001 I was on the rooftop of a hospital and watched from New Jersey the smoke rising from the Twin Towers.
Gridlock in Gotham. Looking west on 42nd Street in New York City, cars, people and congestion fill the area.
On May 29th I trekked into New York City for “Manhattanhenge”. A twice year event first commented on by Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson comparing it to Stonehenge. I had emailed Dr. Tyson (7-14-07) when I spotted his photo on the Astronomy photo of the day page (NASA website) and he told me where he took it. So I headed to that spot and was surrounded by people. Since Dr. Tyson first mentioned Manhattanhenge all those years ago, it has become a New York event with crowds gathering and standing in the middle of the road. (Guess they forgot people get run over in the city.) As you know, the day started out beautiful. Not a cloud in the sky. Then at 7:30PM I spotted a wisp of a cloud and, after standing for 3 hours (you can’t leave your spot), I felt the “uh-oh” moment. Sure enough, the sun was blocked. So I present my “Sun Hiding Behind the Clouds Manhattanhenge”.
Manhattan Night. The season was early Winter.
In the background is the Chrysler Building.
The street is Fifth Avenue.
On Top of the World and looking down on New York City.
A view from the Top of the World, the World Trade Center, in 1977.
In the distance, the Empire State Building is visible.
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