This week work took me to Manhattan. To an upscale food retailer whose space is right under the 59th Street Bridge. Famous. Shares DNA with Grand Central-tile work, mannerisms, a great hall.
But outside, away from the general public’s trail is this classic strategy for contemplation partially hidden by the discount clothier in a glass cube is this Ley Line-sighted space towards the East River making me feel it’s English inspired. Unexpected .
More. A particular audio effect. Serial chanting like a huge political rally or sporting event-though with applied electronica audio effects-distant and present. An overtone above the din where bridge, first avenue, 59th st, subway construction and some spirit from the late 30’s meet. New York does this well, like Paris serves Belle Epoque.
Sweetness like the serveur in Nolita saying “I like the way you dine.” You have to love youth and the spirits of the ages.