Wednesday, August 20, 2008
This was taken in front of my apartment house in about 1977. It was the middle of the afternoon and the streets were empty, except for two solitary bike riders. In the distance the Empire State Building is visible. It is now dwarfed by tall and taller buildings. And the pedestrian congestion is unbearable. The sky was grey and it was a bleak day. Chelsea was still an undiscovered enclave... a ghost town.