I’m sure the rest of you have probably seen this map before, but I just found it, and it is quite diverting. I had no idea Nero Wolfe’s brownstone was actually an address that would have landed you in the Hudson. If farther inland, What neighborhood would that be?
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That’s a tough one. The west 30’s is not typically seen as a “name” neighborhood. “Chelsea North” is becoming fashionable; also, in the middle of the island, some real estate folks say Times Square South. This area was traditionally in the warehousing, trucking and, to a certain extent, printing industries. The area is cut up with a number of highway approaches to the Lincoln Tunnel, so there are not many areas with neighborhood feel. However, the the area’s relative decline in the 70’s and 80’s permitted the development of the Jacob Javits convention center.
Of all of the references on the map, my favorite is to Moon Palace, the title of a Paul Auster novel and (with Tom’s, the Seinfeld diner) my college hangout on 112th Street
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