Seedy NYC – 8th Avenue

22 Apr

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?“.

xoxo,

SAllan

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