Architecture Gone Wrong
WHAT IS THIS?! Better yet, WHY would anyone spend over $2000 a month to live in this excuse of a apartment building (strangely resembling a penitentiary) found on the Upper West Side of Manhattan?
NYC has done it again, overpricing its tenants with this semi-new high-rise (built only a couple of years ago), selling them on yet another "luxury apartment" that doesn't offer much luxury on the exterior to anyone with clear vision.
The units do not offer a washer/dryer, there is a nearby fire station with fire trucks regularly blaring sirens in the wee hours of the morning, unfounded in the neighborhood: a decent pizza shop, a friggin' supermarket, and STREET PARKING. How much is rent again?!
I suppose the list of nonexistent items are unimportant to today's pool of young tenants whose only objective is to experience NYC and all its luxury. Blah! My old elementary school is only a few blocks away from this eye sore - good ol' P.S. 199 still hanging on by a thread - surrounded by towering buildings which have turned a once pacified neighborhood into one big clusterf*ck. I can remember a time when crafty-imaginative adults and senior citizens roamed, as I proudly called this area home. More important? Everything was within reach. In fact, there were TWO pizza shops found within the same radius! How about that? Now, it's flooded with more out-of-towners, ugly buildings, cranes, scaffolding and a massive Apple store that is seemingly out of place. Welp, I guess making the move to Suburbia was the best thing to happen to me. You can have your penitentiary-style, overpriced buildings, NYC, I'm good 🖕🏾🖕🏾
Ella Fitzgerald Would Be Proud... I Think
'Blue Skies,' was a feel good tune performed by Ella Fitzgerald (click on her name to listen), but I DON'T think she had this in mind. The proximity of the planes caught me off guard, so I snapped away. Minutes later, there were more trails in the sky (all gathered around the sun) and before long, an overcast.
I took some more pics, but didn't find them as blatant as the one above. In the words of Elmer Fudd- "There's something awfully screwy going on around here..."