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Saturday, August 05, 2006

Park Avenue

Park Avenue is one of the most well known NYC streets in the world. This wide boulevard runs two way through the Upper East Side, what is considered to be one of the most affluent neighborhoods, with many large magnificent prewar apartment buildings. The legendary Waldorf-Astoria Hotel is located here. Park Avenue's wide center median with trees and plantings is unique in the city - for those believing it is a product of favoritism by the public sector, it is not - it is maintained by a private organization: the Fund for Park Avenue. Begonias are a popular flower owing to its ability to withstand sun without constant watering. Park Avenue actually runs through several different neighborhoods (including Grand Central) starting at 4th Avenue (it's original name) in the Village. This photo was taken at 70th Street, prime territory in the neighborhood, with Woody Allen's new home just down the block. But that's the subject of another future post...