Thursday, February 14, 2008

Supersized meal, NYC style: Shark eats Grand Central :) :) :)

Click on the photo for a better view.
Oh come on, use your imaginations--Don't you think that the top of the Chrysler Building looks like a shark's teeth when it's lit up at night? I've been saying that for decades!

(I took this photo of part of the west side of Grand Central Station tonight from Madison Avenue at 43rd Street/Ben Gurion Place. For the record, the Chrysler Building is actually across the street from the east side of Grand Central.)



Blogger RaggedyMom said...

Two beautiful NYC structures. I'd say the juxtaposition is maybe more like an alligator?

As I tell my children whenever we go to the city and drive over the 59th Street Bridge (hurray for free things!), "Children, we're about to enter Manhattan Island, the greatest city in the world outside of Eretz Yisrael."

Growing up in Queens, in the shadow of "where it's at" is its own interesting experience.

Fri Feb 15, 08:20:00 AM 2008  
Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

i would just like to point out to RaggedyMom that neither Manhattan Island on its own nor Eretz Yisra’el all together are cities... :-P

And my father ע"ה used to call the Chrysler Building "the parachutist's nightmare"

Fri Feb 15, 09:02:00 AM 2008  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...

RaggedyMom, I've always been fascinated by the way that many New Yorkers who live in the outer boroughs--for the rest of the world, that means any of the five boroughs of New York City other than Manhattan--talk about "the City" as if they don't live in it (e.g. "I'm going into the City this afternoon," meaning "I'm going to Manhattan.")

Steg, re cities, see above. As for the Chrysler Building, your father's description is pretty apt, considering both the pointed roof-topper and the projecting carvings on the corners of the building. (Readers not well acquainted with the finer points, or even the blunter pointers [literally :)] of the Chrysler Building may wish to click on the Chrysler Building link in the post to see some close-ups of the building's exterior.)

Fri Feb 15, 10:35:00 AM 2008  
Blogger Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

of course, contrary to common usage, Brooklyn, not Manhattan, is the ONLY TRUE "INNER" BOROUGH.

Notice how every other borough is directly connected to Somewhere Which Is Not NYC by land, bridge, or tunnel — whereas to get anywhere that's Not NYC from Brooklyn, you have to go through Manhattan, Queens or Staten Island... ;-)

Fri Feb 29, 02:45:00 PM 2008  
Blogger Shira Salamone said...


I told my husband that, if we ever moved to New Jersey, it would be a logistical nightmare. So many of our friends now live on Long Island that visits would be a several-hour trip, as one can't get to Long Island from New Jersey without going through at least one borough of New York City.

Sun Mar 02, 08:49:00 PM 2008  

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