Monday, February 04, 2008

Washington Heights, St. Nicholas Avenue at 191st Street


Mary Sargent © 2008 …………………………………….. click to enlarge


This is the northwest corner, catty-cornered from El Nuevo Caridad.

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3 comments:

Tom said...

Is it "catty cornered" or "kitty cornered?" And whichever way, where does it come from?

Oh yeah - nice picture. I like the blue sky in the last couple - we don't get much of that in the winter here.

Mary said...

Taking your question seriously, I checked out the definition (http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/cater-cornered).

It's both, but I grew up saying catty-cornered and thought kitty-cornered was just a cute way of saying it, but not correct.

And it comes from cater cornered. Which is speculated comes from quatre (French for 4) cornered.

There. I aim to please.

crool said...

The shadowed lower right corner is beautiful, evocative.