14 March 2014

Shades of Madison Square

I snapped this shot recently while walking on Essex Street along Seward Park in the Lower East Side. The building with the illuminated clock is the old Jewish Forward building, which was renovated a while back and converted into condos. Somehow the dusky image of a tall, striking building seen above the tops of bare winter trees reminded me of this classic Alfred Stieglitz image of the Flatiron Building and Madison Square from a century ago.


Anonymous said...

Beautiful photo!

Mitch said...

I am sure some of the old socialists of the Forward are rolling over in their graves at the thought of their building as condos.