Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Kips Bay, Mount Carmel Place Between 26th and 27th Streets

Mary Sargent © 2006 …………………………click to enlarge

And now it's last Friday and a very different kind of day. Cloudy, cold and bleak, like mid November.

I was excited to visit this street – on my map, it's called A New Street. See Mapquest map, to see where we are. I'd guess my map is about ten or twelve years old. I used two maps before this one and they both fell apart, which is why I had the third one dry mounted. The second one is the only one I dated: September 27, 1991, so the one I'm using now is not as old as that.

So I arrive to find the street is named Mount Carmel Place. A puzzle. It runs two blocks between First and Second Avenues.

If you check the map, you'll see what looks like a continuation of 27th Street on the other side of a little park, and in real life it has its street sign, but my map calls it Pedestrian Way, and indeed it is a pedestrian walkway. It is not a street.

Anyway, if you're still with me, isn't this a nice street? (You won't agree unless you enlarge.)

Forgotten New York has a photo and paragraph on this street, page down to see it. His photograph looks north, whereas mine looks south.

1 comment:

Olivier said...

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ah “forgetten New York” surely most beautiful Internet site on New York. a surprising New York there is discovered.