24 March 2010

Meanwhile, Down at Street Level

Here's the big old ugly, flashy, kinetic American Eagle building on 46th and Seventh, where the old Howard Johnson's used to be.

But cast your eyes down, down, down to the sidewalk and you find this—a wonderful, grungy old newsstand from the Times Square of days gone by. Cemusa hasn't gotten this one yet.

1 comment:

Susan DeMark said...

The American Eagle: Building as afterthought. Its first identity is an advertisement. Great shot.

Definitely things I miss about the Ho Jo's. I loved the of-another-age sign in the window that beckoned to passersby:

"Join us for a decanter of cocktails. Martini. Manhattan."

That conjured up a wonderful, classy image.