Antenna tree.

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Boroughs. Bronx. Brooklyn. Manhattan from the distance. Tennenbaum (^2) lurking. Exploration at the Bronx Community College. Limits of tori, 1+2+3+…=-1/12, as is well known again. Burnside Avenue. Ravines. Acid light. Coincidence of purpose, of directions (reconstruction), of qualms.

Refuge in the library (the old New York City Public Library, that looks like public buildings should look everywhere in the world inside… and looks like a beautiful synagogue perhaps on Sheinkin, from its back – from Bryant Park). One place to steep oneself in deep concentration.

Aciman – on Mainhattan and Frankfurt-on-the-Hudson

… They made me think of 1950s pictures of New York, where it seems to grow darker much sooner in the evening than it does nowadays, where everyone wears long gray overcoats because winters were much colder then, and when the Upper West Side teemed with people who had come from Europe before the war and then stayed on, building small, cluttered lives, turning this neighborhood into a reliquary of Frankfurt-am-Main —- their Frankfurt-away-from-home, Frankurt-on-the-Hudson, as the old joke goes, but not an inappropriate name for a city which, in Germany today, dubs itself Mainhattan, and which is, ironically enough, a far stranger city to them, now that it imitates Manhattan, than their adopted Manhattan imitating old Frankfurt. …

André Aciman – Shadow Cities – False papers

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“The Canyon” by Jerry D. Drew, circa 1922.

There was no further description for this photo, but the pointed building looks like the Woolworth Building, which would place this photo in Lower Manhattan, New York City, on Broadway looking uptown.

In fact, it would’ve had to have been photographed right about here, at the north end of Bowling Green, where the then-existing streetcar tracks of the Broadway Line would’ve curved, just like in the photo.