Friday, June 15, 2007

Washington Heights, Broadway at 175th Street

I turned down Ft. Washington Avenue and walked to 175th Street and then over to Broadway. I have now walked all of Fort Washington Ave except one block, thank god. It is probably the most boring street in all of Manhattan. Sure enough, as soon as I walked over to Broadway, things picked up; the first thing I saw was this jaw dropping building, Christ United, Rev. Ike. A little research revealed it was built as the Loew's 175th movie theater in 1930.



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Here's a detail. This was a movie theater. Compare to, say, Film Forum.



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And here's a shot from the side of the building. As you can see from the first shot, the street at the side is closed off for a festive looking market called La Plaza de las Americas. However, attendance was sparse and the merchandise was ordinary.


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1 comment:

Toothshedding Carol said...

Yummy! They look like gingerbread houses - or, even better to me (hate ginger!), like chocolate malt buildings.