Ankling West 72nd Street

For me, West 72nd Street is Manhattan.  It’s absurd, but whenever I try to picture Manhattan into a single sort of place, this is the street for me.

I used to live in the area, and I would walk down parts of 72nd Street twice a day (to/from the subway).

And, although it’s only been 2 years since I’ve moved, it’s changing.  Mostly subtle, but it’s emblematic of Manhattan that there’s a continuous creative destruction in process.

At the far east part of W. 72nd is the Dakota.  One of my favorite buildings just because of its architecture.  I’ve posted about it before.  I’ve never been in it and never expect to be.

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As I’ve commented before, I find the window air conditioners on such a hyper-expensive building to be amusing more than anything else.

Further down the street is one of those views that are so typical of the Upper West Side.

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As you get to Broadway, you run into Verdi Square where the subway station is.  The square is created when Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue intersect.

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And once you get to West End Avenue you’re nearly at the Hudson River.  Looking back toward Broadway is a view I’ve seen hundreds of times and that I really like. (Sorry that the shade is so intense on the sunny day that I took the picture.)

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If you look closely, you’ll see the water tanks on some of the older buildings.  The newer ones have them, too.  They’re just better hidden.

-H

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One Comment on “Ankling West 72nd Street”

  1. Ron Says:

    Sorry but I thought the decive of having the leads named Henry and Annie were confusing and may have given the wrong impression to people who are not familiar with John Denver. Henry acted pretty foolishly looking in his pants and hopping into the cold river what was that about? Annie’s Song was trivialized by having her sing the line Come fill me again . Calypso was totalling misused as far as I’m concerned. Did the writer know what Calypso was and who it belonged to? Sorry but John Denver stood for humanitarianism, conservation, peace and an end to world hunger. Topics which are more relevant today than 30 years ago when the songs were written. I think most John Denver fans would have preferred a story that promoted his most passionate causes and not one in which he appears to be a Jethro . Being a country boy does not make one an idiot.I did appreciate hearing some of the less heard songs, but there were not enough of them and again, not used to the full extent of their meaning.I really hope this play does not go futher than Five Towns College. I expected much more from this Tony winner.


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