Today is Earth Day, and I wanted to do a take-off on The Today Show’s “Where In The World Is Matt Lauer” – but I have to scan in some pictures so I will complete that and will post tomorrow. Be sure to tune in – it will be a guessing game.
There might even be prizes!
So for today, I will celebrate Earth Day by examining a slightly seedy side of Manhattan – a couple of blocks of 8th Avenue near our stomping ground.
It used to be a whole lot seedier than it is now.
But, thanks to a great website that Hubby recently reminded me of – “Forgotten New York” – by which I am greatly inspired – I took a walk along 8th Avenue and snapped a few pictures along the way.
Here some are, for your viewing pleasure – in great HDR.
Times Square has been cleaned up, but there are still quite a few peep shows to be found.
Any thing you want; hats, a hair cut, or a new tattoo?
Inside the new New York Times lobby:
Another peep show:
The new Times Square’s Shake Shack (YUM!):
Smith’s Bar and Grill:
Peep show #3:
And some more transformation – and politics – conspiracy theories:
There you have it my friends, a lovely stroll down 3-4 blocks of 8th Avenue in midtown, Manhattan.
Check out the great “Forgotten NY” website (link above), and check back tomorrow for the game of “Where On The Earth Is SAllan?“.