Thursday, May 15, 2008

Inwood, 215th Street Between Broadway and Tenth Avenue

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

Now we're talking. I went on a photowalk today. This is a photograph from today. Fresh off the camera. This was a free day; I could go anywhere I wanted to, so I looked long and hard at the map. I finally decided on Lenox Avenue south from 116th Street, which connects a couple of streets, and then west on 110th Street to Broadway, which finishes the top of Central Park and completes 110th Street. This is a walk that's caught my eye a lot, so it was satisfying to finish it.

But first: right here in my neighborhood, on the way to the subway, this lush little scene.

This is the club, I mean former club, I first mentioned here. More turquoise paint has been revealed since then.

See map.


JerryNJ said...

I'm curious, since to mention that it's in your neighborhood, whether you ever did go to that club.

A few months after I moved to work in NYC, the "Happy Land" tragedy occured.

I was stunned to learn then that parts of NYC were like the Wild West. Scofflaw-like.

One could actually set up a "night club" with no municipal permits of anykind whatsoever.

I remember the non-ending descriptive "illegal night club".

That was a different NYC.

That place looks like a place shuttered by contemporary law enforcement mores.

Never again.

Mary Sargent said...

No, I was never in the club in any of its manifestations, no regrets there.

I think the problems they've had were with late night rowdiness, noise, fights, etc.