A few weeks ago I went to check out the New York State Pavilion at the Worlds Fair site. While I was there I shot this set of images of the Unisphere. I snuck into the middle of it, and was able to get these unique angles.
Go There: The Unisphere- Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY
Yesterday for the first time in 50 years The New York State Pavilion was opened to the public. The site was declared a National Treasure, opening it for federal funding to restore it. Go There: The New York State Pavilion- Flushing Meadows Corona Park New York, NY
I was standing in front of the New York Public Library on the 42nd street side people watching, when this man sat right in the middle of the stairs, lit his cigarette, pulled out his book and started reading.
This summer, as part of the Summer Streets program, the DOT closed Park Ave to vehicular traffic for a few hours over 3 Saturdays. Artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer took advantage of this and set up an installation called Voice Tunnel in the Park Ave Tunnel between 33rd and 40th streets. This is the first time the tunnel has been open to pedestrians in it's 300 year history. Though the line was blocks and blocks long it moved quickly, was perfectly organized, and well worth the wait. Lozano-Hemmer used theatrical lights spaced seven feet apart each with a speaker to create the installation. In the center of the tunnel a call box records the visitors message and repeats it out towards the ends with light intensity to match the recording. To me, part of the appeal was being able to slowly walk through a space that I've only ever seen flying by in a cab.