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Thursday, June 15, 2006

Vivid View


Here one looks out from the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art on a humid, hazy day. In the summer it's a great place to go to get a view of city, looking over acres of a dense, vivid green Central Park surrounded by skyscrapers and apartment buildings. In the evenings on Friday and Saturday it becomes a bar - you can have a drink and be in the open air on a rooftop in a very unique location: within Central Park. Lately many rooftop bars have opened in NYC - see these articles in New York Magazine and the New York Times to get a description and locations for more than 20 of them. The views change dramatically when the sun goes down fully and the lights on the buildings and in the streets come up. Here's another view...

13 comments:

Mark said...

Is Central Park at night still as dangerous as it once was?
I also have a request, my father once took me to NY and we stayed in the YMCA.This was in 1970,if they havn't moved location is it possible to have a photo of the front entrance? This would bring back some great memories. Thanks guys.

Nerissa said...

How nice to have such a verdant chunk of nature in the middle of such a beehive of activity.

Brian said...

No, Central Park is much safer, as is all the city. Safest city in the U.S.A. Recently there was a very freakish attack by a poor crazy homeless guy on some tourists though, so now people might get scared again. Personally I walk around alone at night feeling perfectly safe, which I never did before. Things have changed for the better, significantly. Also, Mark, tell us where the Y was, there are a few of them. We will definitely get you a picture. I know one was turned into condos recently, in Chelsea I beleive. Do you remember which one it was? Otherwise I will get a list from a link and maybe then your memory will be refreshed...
Lucy

Sam said...

I can't wait to get to NY - I should be there on the 25th - hopefully!!

Brian said...

Sam, hope to get a chance to meet you if you have time! That would be too fun...
Lucy

midnitebara said...

I only see central park on the movies and I really wish to visit someday. hope I can bring my obento box out there and have a picnic with my hubby!

Jenny said...

Lucy and Brian, if Sam is coming to town why not plan a blogger get-together like Eric had in Paris? I'd come if at all possible - I'm only 2 hours away!

Brian said...

Good idea Jenny - let's all see what Sam's schedule may be, perhaps we can go out to dinner, or make it to Central Park...
Lucy and Brian

Kala said...

heres something funny - the metropolitan museum of art website is my home page! I see this museum web every day - now I'm really bummed I do not get to visit this wonderful museum.

Kala said...

You guys are hilarious and I do hope all of you getto get together - sounds like fun!

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