The End of 42nd Street

42nd Street is one of the most famous streets in all of NYC. (Okay, Broadway and Wall St. have it beat, and maybe 34th Street…and maybe 57th and a few others…)

42nd Street cuts across Manhattan pretty much right in the middle of the island. At the east side (which is what the below picture shows), the street goes right past the United Nations and then plunges into the East River as it tries to link into Queens. Okay, scratch that. It actually merges into FDR Drive which runs north-south.

I was looking at it the other day and just thought it was interesting that the street at this point is really mundane.


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4 Comments on “The End of 42nd Street”

  1. Ron Coleman Says:

    This is kind of funny — your “related posts” widget linked back to my blog but evidently it does that just by reading blog post titles. But my wife thought maybe I was secretly writing this blog — it reminded me so much of my writing! Actually when I first clicked here I thought the link had something to do with this post>, but no.

    You might get a kick out of my Flickr collection of New York pics, actually. We write a lot the same and take pictures a lot the same!

    Nice to meet you. And no, you are not me.

  2. Famous Ankles Says:


    I haven’t been having an identity crisis recently, but am nevertheless relieved to hear that I’m not someone else.


  3. Ron Coleman Says:

    Well, especially me.

  4. I was struck by the honesty of your poistng

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