Sorry I mentioned Gus' Pickles. I didn't go because it got too late. I know, I always say that. You probably have one or two issues, too.
So I went to Washington Heights instead. I'm pleased with this walk in a map sense. I walked the section of Broadway that parallels Bennett Avenue and since they're very close to each other, the streets that connect them, which I also walked, are little bitty, so it kind of looks like a ladder. See? Broadway is that long street there without a name. You're supposed to know.
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Although I went late afternoon (5 p.m.) when the light is supposed to be good, it wasn't. It was flat. The sky was white. So be it. This isn't a Woody Allen movie, this is real life.
But first, before Broadway, I got off the A train at 181st Street and walked up Col Robert Magaw Place (see map, other side of Bennett). Following are two shots from that quiet street.
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Mary Sargent © 2009 ……….. click to enlarge
James Renner says Magaw was a Revolutionary War hero and that the street was named in his honor in the 1980's. Richard Rustin in a comment to that article begs to differ. He says it was Magaw Place in the 30's and he knows because he was there.
Sunday, August 09, 2009