Thursday, March 03, 2011

I'll be gawking at this tomorrow




I've walked past this corner at 34th and Broadway almost every workday for four years now, and never noticed that the corner isn't Macys!  It's an entirely different store!






Click here to see the whole story! The picture with the subway? That's the old Sixth Avenue El!

15 comments:

Simon C. Larter said...

I now plan on standing at the corner of 34th and Broadway tomorrow morning and hurling my manuscript at the first shark I see. You may wish to wear headgear.

Janet Reid said...

Make sure you pick the right corner!

L. T. Host said...

That's... I can't even wrap my brain around that. What's in there now? The source didn't say.

How strange that they let Macy's basically wallpaper them in but won't sell.

seesabrinarun said...

Love it, Ms. Shark. I'm all over history. And architecture. And NYC. The old photos are so, so lovely. I live in a historical district; seeing old pictures of Clarksville Way Back in the Day makes my lip quiver. I walk by those same structures every day and marvel: they endured. I don't see how people abide the 'burbs and "new" cities (warm baths and straight blades come to mind).

::wave of nostalgia::

christwriter said...

...article is too short. Article is too short and contains too few details, and has just become item 7,376 on CW's List of Things To Research NOW (listed in chronological order of discovery and not order-of-interest). I now not only want to know what is inside that building, but I want to make a special trip to New York just to shop at it often and repeatedly.

...somebody ought to buy it and put a bookstore inside. I don't know why but that seems totally awesome to me.

A3Writer said...

That is awesome! That's on my list for my next visit to NYC. I must have walked right by it. I went in and rode Macy's wooden escalators, but missed that entirely. Thanks, Janet!

moonrat said...

this is amazing.

JES said...

Now, that boggles the mind. Can't wait to share this with friends who are as certain as I used to be that they know Manhattan. :) Thanks!

ryan field said...

Passed by it a million times and never knew.

JS said...

I remember when there was a Nedick's in that building!

Kristin Laughtin said...

I haven't been to New York in several years, but I want to go back now and stare at the building and learn what's in there. (Well, I bet I could look up that last part on the Internet, but that seems less fun.)

teabagsupr3m3 said...

huh? are you sure? i worked in Macy's Herald Square (for Lancome) for 3 years and i can't even tell you how many times i've exited that part of the building to get the subway there. hmm...i feel like i always remember the bottom part being used as a special outpost for one of the cosmetic companies (often Estee Lauder), but have no idea about the floors on top? I'm gonna have to put in some calls now 'cause I'm totally confused! Strange.

Fanfreakingtastic Flower said...

Ha! How cool!

Jan Markley said...

Interesting story!

Joel said...

Stuart Little works there.